The Sanson Company is a leading produce distributor based in Cleveland.  Founded in 1914, we have grown to be one of the largest distributors in the Midwest, serving retail, wholesale and foodservice customers in Ohio and neighboring states.  Our employees take great pride in upholding our hallmarks of freshness, safety and service, and represent a wealth of industry experience.

Our 210,000-square-foot refrigerated facility features the latest in technology, providing ideal conditions for storing and distributing produce of all kinds. We are a certified organic handler and distributor, and the largest wholesaler of local and organic produce in Ohio.

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Sanson is committed to the highest quality business practices. We have been a Blue Book Trading Member since 1972 with a “4X Excellent” rating for trade practices and an “A Pay” rating.  And, for more than 50 years, we have held the Red Book “Business Character Award” for sound ethical practices, business competence and financial stability. We also consistently earn the industry’s top ratings for our safety practices.

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Our commitment to total customer satisfaction has resulted in a large and loyal customer base throughout our service region. We are able to transport produce to our customers efficiently through our own refrigerated truck fleet, supported by an in-house logistics operation.

We serve customers in the following areas:

Full-Line Distribution

We distribute a comprehensive line of the freshest produce, including certified organic, local and specialty produce, to national and regional grocery stores, warehouses and other specialty retailers.


We provide the highest quality fruit, vegetables and specialty produce to foodservice organizations, such as restaurants, school and hospital cafeterias, catering operations and more.

Wholesale Store

Our 25,000-square-foot store at our Cleveland facility is open to the public.