USDA Farmers to Families Boxes

We are honored to be chosen for the USDA Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Family is extremely important to our culture here at Pacific Coast Fruit Company. By being awarded this generous grant we are able to help support multiple families all across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California during this trying time. For more information about our involvement in this program see Press Release copied below.

Here is the list of places you can get boxes:

More locations to come.


Official Press Release:

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 15, 2020) – Pacific Coast Fruit Company (PCFCo.) was awarded a contract from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the production of 810,000 produce and dairy boxes, working with local nonprofits on the ground to distribute to families in need across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program, the USDA has partnered with local and regional distributors to supply boxes to nonprofit organizations. Altogether, PCFCo. will box 12 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and 8 million pounds of dairy, eggs, and protein. Dozens of 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners will help get the boxes to where they are needed most in local communities across the region. In total, PCFCo. has the privilege of preparing 810,000 boxes beginning May 18th through June 30th, reaching 135,000 people every week, including food insecure families who need it most. Through these efforts, PCFCo. is also keeping farmers farming and supporting a healthy food supply chain by providing a new distribution to keep businesses running and minimizing food waste.

““Family is extremely important to our culture here at Pacific Coast Fruit Company. Something my dad, cofounder Emil Nemarnik, always said was take good care of your employees, farmers, shippers, and customers. By being awarded this generous USDA grant, we are able to help our food industry and community during a time when they need it most,” said Nancy Nemarnik Brugato, Vice President of Development at Pacific Coast Fruit Company.

The multi-generational family-owned Portland company worked quickly in 7 days with several 501(c)(3) organizations to set up both distribution sites and pickup centers across the Pacific Northwest. Nonprofit partners include: Oregon Food Bank (which encompasses 21 regional facilities that feed multiple food banks around the state of Oregon and SW Washington), Food Lifeline/Feeding Washington (which encompasses over 500 food banks in the State of Washington), the Archdiocese of Portland, Tacoma Public Schools, Kent Public Schools, Beaverton School District and Portland Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Meals on Wheels, and Blanchet House to name a few.

PCFCo. was selected by the USDA to prepare three Farmers to Families Food Boxes that include 25lbs of fresh food each, the boxes include:

  • Produce Box: consisting of apples, oranges, strawberries, potatoes, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, romaine lettuce and carrots.
  • Dairy Box: consisting of eggs, 2% milk, non-fat milk, half & half, butter, yogurt, cheddar and jack cheese.
  • Combo Box: consisting of packaged deli ham and chicken, butter, 2% milk, cheddar and jack cheese, romaine lettuce, potatoes and onions

PCFCo. has also partnered with local businesses to prepare these boxes, including Charlie’s Produce, Meadow Sweet Dairy, Alki Bakery, and Renaissance Food Group. Pickups will occur at hundreds of locations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California, reaching people directly organized by our nonprofit partners with the help of hundreds of volunteers. All pickups will implement the latest safety measures as advised by the CDC, including minimal touchpoints and socially distanced pickups. For more information, visit https://www.pcfruit.com/.

ABOUT PACIFIC COAST FRUIT COMPANY

Pacific Coast Fruit Company (PCFCo.) is dedicated to the happiness and success of foodservice, grocery and wholesale customers, produce growers, and their employees. Founded in 1977 in Portland, Oregon, this privately held, multi-generational family-owned business is now one of the largest independent produce distributors in the Pacific Northwest with distribution centers and culinary kitchens in Portland, OR and Kent, WA. When it comes to serving the needs of chefs, owners, and buyers, their innovative ideas, dedication, and timely service is unsurpassed. In response to Covid19, PCF launched Farm to Family, fresh fruit, vegetable, and dairy boxes, making their restaurant quality produce available to households across the greater Portland area for the first time. Their partnerships with growers ensure the freshest, safest produce sourced locally from farm to table, whether delivered whole, cut, or prepared, across multiple certifications like organic. For more information, visit https://www.pcfruit.com/. Follow @pcfruit on Instagram and @pacificcoastfruit on Facebook.

Fresh Produce Boxes

During this difficult time, we at Pacific Coast Fruit Company want to continue to provide our community with the freshest produce while minimizing the amount of physical contact. We pack these boxes fresh daily in our SQF Level 2 food-safe facility and are available for pickup at our Portland and Kent Warehouses.


Each box option is filled with a variety of fresh produce at a fixed price of just $25.


New! Organic Classic Box

The original Classic box, now with USDA Certified Organic produce.

(Items subject to change)

  • 5 lb Organic Russet Potatoes
  • 3 lb Organic Carrots
  • 3 lb Organic Yellow Onions
  • 2 lb Organic Broccoli Buds
  • 3 Organic Romaine Hearts
  • 1 Pint Organic Grape Tomatoes
  • 6 Organic Apples
  • 2 Organic Lemons

The Classic Box

All your basic fruits and vegetables covered.

(Items subject to change)

  • 5 lb Russet Potatoes
  • 3 lb Carrots
  • 3 lb Yellow Onions
  • 2 lb Broccoli
  • 3 Romaine Hearts
  • 1 Pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 6 Apples
  • 2 Lemons

The Veggie Box

A bounty of fresh vegetables for your whole family.

(Items subject to change)

  • 1 Living Lettuce
  • 3 lb Yellow Potatoes
  • 2 Red Onions
  • 1 lb Mini Sweet Pepper
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1 lb Green Beans

The Fruit Box

A perfect mix for smoothies, desserts, or just eating fresh.

(Items subject to change)

  • 2 lb Bananas
  • 6 Apples
  • 6 Oranges
  • 1 Pineapple
  • 1 Cantaloupe
  • 1 lb Strawberries
  • 1/2 pint Blueberries
  • 3 Limes

The Snack Box

Healthy snacks for kids or an active lifestyle.

(Items subject to change)

  • 3 Apple Cheese Pretzel Snackerz
  • 3 Caramel Apple Dipperz
  • 2 lb Tangerines
  • 1 lb Baby Carrots
  • 1 bag Red Grapes
  • 1 lb Sugar Snap Peas

The Fiesta Box

Make your own Guacamole and Mango Pico de Gallo. It’s a party in a box! Watch the video.

(Items subject to change)

  • 6 Avocados
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1/2 lb Jalapeños
  • 1 Garlic
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Champagne Mangos
  • 1.5 lb Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 bag of Tortilla Chips

The Local Dairy Box

Packed with high quality dairy items from local family farms.

(Items subject to change)

  • 2 dz Stiebrs Large Eggs
  • 1 Half Gal Alpenrose Fat Free Milk
  • 1 Half Gal Alpenrose 2% Milk
  • 1 Qt Alpenrose Half & Half
  • 1 lb Mother’s Choice Unsalted Butter
  • 1 lb Mother’s Choice Salted Butter
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese (not local)

Pick up from either our Portland or Seattle warehouse at your convenience.