Planet Organics Coming "Home" to Sonoma
Bay Area's Leading Organic Home Delivery Service Relocates from San Francisco
Sonoma, CA (May 21, 2007) ? Planet Organics (www.PlanetOrganics.com), the
Bay Area's award-winning organic and artisanal food home delivery service, is relocating
its warehouse operations to the old Nicholas Turkey Co. facility at 19445 Riverside
Drive here in Sonoma.
The company will move into the new facility on June 1 which will be operational
on June 4.
Concurrent with the move, Planet Organics will actively be seeking to buy more products from Sonoma-area organic farmers, artisan food producers, restaurants and wineries.
The 9,000 square foot, fully refrigerated facility will provide the growing
company with 80% more space than it has been leasing in South San Francisco for
the last three and a half years.
Planet Organics, which currently has 30 employees, plans to add 10 new
jobs for area residents, from warehouse supervisor to production line workers.
"We're ecstatic about moving our main operation to Sonoma where Lorene
Reed, our children and I live," said Planet Organics co-founder and CEO Larry Bearg,
"We were lucky to find and lease such a fantastic space - a quality facility like
this is hard to come by here and will significantly improve the quality of our operations.
We feel like the torch is being passed from one Sonoma family-owned food operation
to another with local roots."
"We're very pleased that our neighbors have been able to bring their business home to Sonoma Valley," said Laurie Decker, manager of the Sonoma Economic
Development Partnership. "Planet Organics is a great fit for our community. In addition
to providing local jobs, it will bring new opportunities for our farmers and the
wonderful specialty food producers that we have here."
Planet Organics, which services 5,000 customers in the San Francisco
Bay Area, works with many farmers and specialty producers in the Bay Area.
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About Planet Organics
Planet Organics is a small family-owned company dedicated to delivering
the freshest organic produce, groceries and prepared meals to homes throughout the
Bay Area. Since 1997, owners Larry Bearg and Lorene Reed have been sourcing organic
and natural foods directly from local farmers and artisans, selecting the highest
quality and widest possible variety of foods, backed by premium customer care for
busy families. Subscribers order weekly home deliveries via the company's easy-to-use
website. Planet Organics is committed to socially responsible business practices,
and donates up to 4 percent of its profits to the eScrip program for local schools.
To sign up for the service, visit
About the Sonoma Economic Development Partnership
The Partnership is a collaboration of the city, the county, and the Sonoma Valley
Chamber of Commerce to provide assistance to local businesses and support for the
valley's economy. The Partnership implements business attraction, retention, and
expansion programs, works to support existing industries, and serves as a resource
for the Sonoma Valley business community.
Contact: Laurie Decker - Manager, Sonoma Economic Development