Premier Citrus operates one of Florida’s newest and largest fresh fruit packing houses in Vero Beach, just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and within the storied Indian River citrus growing area, home of the world’s best grapefruit.
With over 90,000 sq feet under cover, Premier operates two packing lines within a single location for product and market diversity. While operated independently, the two lines together provide a combination of ten lanes of digital image, weight, and brix sorting, as well as separate food grade waxing, and separate label and PLU sticker placement. Five separate box machines, ample staging, and nine loading docks ensure product moves efficiently for shippers, truckers and customers.
On-site truck drenching and 54 load undercover degreening and set-off space provide the same throughout efficiency on the input side of the house. With 160,000 sq feet of pavement, the house provides easy access, maneuverability, and staging for supply deliveries, staging packed product staging, elimination fruit staging, and employee parking.
Global Gap certified, with annual excellent food safety audits, going all the way back to the Premier citrus groves, Premier Citrus Packers total owned grove to packing integration insures that it is Florida’s best a full service, food safety certified, one site packing and shipping centers.