Our Legacy

Our founder, Floyd Griffin felt there was a place in the Salinas Valley for a produce company that could succeed if it treated its people with respect and always balanced the choice between growth and quality.

“A company is only as good as its people.”

While visiting the local Soledad Mission, Mr. Griffin was inspired by the Mission’s history and ambiance. “Mission”, he stated, “ Implies adventure, challenge, and discovery. It also implies a sense of continuity with the history of the area”. Henceforth, Mission Packing was born. At the beginning, we were only growers and harvesters but as our operation evolved in the fresh-cut convenience category, we became Misionero Vegetables.

“Missionaries in the field of produce”.

From its inception, Misionero® Vegetables recognized the decisions made today will have consequences for future generations. “Each of us must realize that responsibility for the survival of our planet begins at home”, stated Floyd. Focusing on food safety and ethical practices are a way of life at Misionero®. We continue to implement new technologies that focus on comprehensive long term ethical growing, processing and harvesting practices that will not harm our environment.

“Growing today for a greener tomorrow”.

Floyd Griffin

Since 1973, Misionero® Vegetables has been harvesting, producing and shipping, consistently clean, safe, quality, vegetables grown in the United States of America. Today, Misionero® Vegetables is run by the second generation Griffin Family who insure that every product leaving our facility adheres to the standards set by our founder, Floyd Griffin.Grown in USA