334-536-0687

P.O. Box 188

1111 Magnolia Blvd Brundidge, AL 36010

©2019 Magnolia Vegetable Processors, LLC.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US

& Our Local Farmers

Getting Started

Opening Summer 2017

Magnolia Vegetable Processors was formed off the coattails of Southern Classic Food Group (SCFG), a food manufacturing and packing company located across the street from our brand new 66,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. SCFG began operations in 2001 with a group of veteran food industry associates and has grown significantly each year since. Chuck Caraway, who manages both companies, has considered pickled products and salsa over the years but knew the SCFG facility wouldn't be the right fit for the volumes of products requested by interested customers. So, he decided to build a new one.

"Quote about the new facility." - Chuck Caraway, Owner/Operator

Brundidge, Alabama has served as the home for multiple food manufacturing and processing facilities over the course of its existence and remains a supportive launch pad for the food industry.  The city of Brundidge invested $1.2 million in the project by purchasing 222 acres of land adjacent to SCFG — the site for the new Magnolia Vegetable Processors. The city has also worked with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to provide water and sewer to the property.

“This will help the financial stability of the city for years to come.”  - Jimmy Ramage, Former Mayor of Brundidge

MVP will produce pickled products, salsas and other food products for the retail, foodservice and industrial markets. Similar to SCFG's approach to the dressing and sauce business, MVP's target market is niche and specialty products for smaller brands. According to a Nielsen report entitled "Think Smaller for Big Growth", consumer trends have increasingly favored niche retailers over the past decade with a projected 6.8% annual growth rate for natural/gourmet stores between 2015 and 2020. Unlike large manufacturers, our facility was designed to provide flexibility for our customers so that their lower volume specialty items can grow within the marketplace. Our seasoned team brings the experience necessary to efficiently manage shorter production runs for smaller brands' unique and gourmet products. 

 

We want to provide a sustainable market for farmers and customers alike. We want to support local agriculture and encourage the next generation of farmers. We want to catalyze smaller brands and create diverse opportunities for our community. 

 

Let's grow together.

Magnolia Vegetable Processors' MVPs

Team Section Subtitle

Chuck Caraway

Owner/Manager

Trey

Sims

Owner

Will

Sims

Owner

 

Andy Astemborski

Production

Kent

Phillips

Maintenance

Tonia Williamson

Administration

Lisa Correale

Research & Development

Cindy Wilkerson

Quality Systems

Darren Gates

Purchasing

Robbie Reeves

Customer Service

Beverly Manring

Accounting

Lisa

Mester

Human Resources

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Farmer Spotlight

Get to know some of our farmers!

 

Gordon, AL

Willoughby Farms

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Verbena, AL

Green Jalapeno Farm

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Somewhere, AL

Okra Farms

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"MVP will be good for our farmers because the plan is to use local farmers, as often as we can, to grow the vegetables we need.”

Chuck Caraway, Manager

“The food processing industry is part of our town’s heritage. In the early 1900s, Brundidge had two peanut butter mills, and the peanuts for it were grown by local farmers. I see this new plant as an opportunity not just for farmers in our area, but the entire Southeast.”

Jimmy Ramage, Mayor of Brundidge YEAR-2016

“Chuck was taught when you tell somebody you’re going to do something, do it. He sees the glass half full instead of half empty."

Dixie Shehane, Troy Bank & Trust