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Chefs rely on Preferred Produce for premium fresh products, labor saving ingredients cut-to-order, and an efficient and unparalleled produce experience. We deliver produce you are proud to serve your customers! 

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It all starts with the best produce available: From our prepared-to-order Fresh Cut facility and premium conventional produce, to exotic specialty items and locally sourced basics, we take pride in putting the best produce on your customer's plates. 


An extension of your kitchen: From our SQF Food Safety practices and timely deliveries, to our online ordering/payment platform and customer P.O.S. integration capabilities; we aim to provide you with a truly seamless and efficient produce experience - allowing you to focus on what's most important; growing and running your operation.


The Cutting Edge of Produce: Our Fresh Cut facility offers an array of fresh cut products, always cut-to-order. Choose from our standard cuts or create a blend unique to your recipe!

This unmatched service generates labor savings, food safety assurance, and consistent food costs.


WhO prefers us?

Our longtime customers stay loyal to Preferred because of our higher quality standards, personalized service, and custom cut-to-order ingredients.

Top chefs and restauranteurs have switched to Preferred because of our industry leading SQF Food Safety practices, consistent and reliable deliveries, and our labor saving fresh cut capabilities.

Multi-Unit Program accounts seek Preferred Produce as a streamlined and efficient partner with the technology, SQF Food Safety credentials, and purchasing power to provide full supply chain management from grower/shipper to operator kitchen.   


our story

The Best of Both Worlds: In 2017 Preferred Brands Produce and Simon & Leeman Produce merged operations to provide customers with an unparalleled produce experience.  We capitalized on Preferred Brand’s high quality reputation, fresh cut processing facility, and personalized service; while utilizing Simon & Leeman’s technology, food safety certifications, and purchasing power through our affiliation with ProAct.  Together, we aim to be our customers’ resource for the best produce experience in Michigan – one that blends superior quality and personalized service with greater access to fresh products, integrated service, and cutting edge ingredients.  In the end, our goal is to deliver produce you take pride in serving your customers!

Our 25,000 square foot distribution facility is located near downtown Detroit, a few miles from the Historic Eastern Market.  Our Fresh Cut processing facility is the “old” Preferred Brands facility located near Southfield Highway and I-94 in Lincoln Park.  We deliver 6 days a week to the southeast and central parts of Michigan (Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint) and northern Ohio (Toledo), and 3 days a week to Jackson, Battle Creek and Saginaw.  Please place orders Online by 10pm, and call-in orders  by 8pm (you can add on to your existing order until midnight).  Orders received after the cut-off cannot be guaranteed next day delivery.   Order minimums are $150 per delivery.

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If you have questions please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.