Founded in 1989 as Harvest Meat Company, the vision of Frank Leavy along with sons Jay, Kevin and Dennis was born. The strategy was simple: provide independent food companies that did not have the scale to be self-distributors, the opportunity for access to national and regional brands/products that included the all-important protein categories of beef, pork, poultry and seafood. The strategy focus was to provide a wide selection of protein items that included solutions to fit any demographic with the brands and products that they demanded. Coupled with high fill rates and on time delivery, access to a wide selection of brands and products was right on target and immediately embraced by customers.
In March 2017, Harvest Food Distributors merged with Sherwood Food Distributors, a family-run business based in Detroit, to form an unprecedented national partnership. With coverage from coast-to-coast, Harvest-Sherwood can now better serve protein and perishable food producers, and independent retail and foodservice customers.
An integral part of this success is the founder’s commitment to hiring and developing quality people, people that understand our business and more importantly our customer’s businesses. This highly experienced team goes to great lengths to service our customers at a very high level.