Steve ChurchChief Executive, Church Brothers Farms

Steve Church was born and raised in the Salinas Valley, and has been a part of the produce industry for more than 50 years.  When Steve was 15 he worked in the lettuce fields where he learned his work ethic.  Steve graduated from Arizona State University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business.

Over the years Steve has worked for Martin Produce, Western Kraft, Growers Exchange and has been a partner in Fresh Western/River Ranch, Fresh Kist, and International Produce Group.

In 1999, Steve and his brother Tom formed what is now known as Church Brothers Farms, a fully integrated farming, agribusiness from seed to salad bowl.  He is also a partner in the grower-owned fresh vegetable processing plant, True Leaf Farms.

Steve is past chairman of the Grower Shipper Association of Central California and served on the board of directors for the Western Growers Association, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and Central California Lettuce Producers Co-op.

Wendy’s recently produced a video celebrating the working relationship with Church Brothers Farms.