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Blueberries

We know produce.  And
we know
it well...

 

Our History

In 1924, Tom Castro Sr. (shown below) operated out of a single box truck delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to restaurants and local grocers in Melrose Park.  100 years later, we continue the same tradition.  Utilizing our brand new state-of-the-art warehouse and fleet of temperature controlled vehicles, we now proudly service the state of Illinois and Northwest Indiana with produce, dairy, meat and poultry, dry goods, and paper products. 

T. Castro now boasts 5 generations in the produce business.  We remain a family owned business conducting our operations with the honesty and integrity that comes from having our family name attached to everything we do.

For the past 30 years, T. Castro has been a business owned by persons with disabilities.  Owner Tom Prinske, and former owner Tom Castro Jr, are individuals with disabilities who became instrumental in the State of Illinois' groundbreaking legislation classifying individuals with disabilities into governmental usage and set aside programs.  For more information about our certifications, please click the link provided.  

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Mission

To provide superior products to businesses while simultaneously maintaining honesty and integrity in the workplace.  Being a 100 year old family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on longevity and sustainable business practices.  It is our goal to continue to care for our employees, customers, and our community for 100 more years.  ​

Vision

To be the most loyal, reliable, and honorable produce company with an intense focus on being as convenient as possible to our customers.  

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