In his early 20s, owner Ron Krader became interested in the fruit & vegetable business while working for a short time in the mid-1970s on a farm. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Ron began selling a small amount of produce out of a van, learned the business, & gained valuable experience & connections.
While continuing his small produce company, in 1980 Ron opened a successful natural foods restaurant located in Center City Philadelphia called "Super Natural." It was a one-of-a-kind restaurant on the forefront of all-natural foods & ahead of its time.
Although the restaurant business was thriving, Ron wanted to concentrate on a growing venture within the business - institutional catering. Ron began supplying large institutional facilities with nutritional vegetarian dishes. (See article: http://articles.philly.com/1988-09-12/business/26229880_1_natural-foods-healthier-foods-cafeteria). After some time, Ron eventually sold the restaurant & catering business & set his sights once again on the produce business.

In The Beginning

Today, Spring Garden Fruit & Produce, Inc. is a well-respected leader among produce companies in the Delaware Valley.
Ron has a hand in every aspect of the success of the business. He has a great relationship with larger distributors in the area which ensures great product & prices for Spring Garden's customers. Ron intuitively knows the needs of the diverse chefs he services because of the experience he has gained over the years.
Spring Garden takes pride in hiring local employees who are the best & most experienced in the business. They are courteous, knowledgeable, particular about product quality, & will do what it takes to make sure the customer safely receives the best product along with the friendliest service. We care about sustainablity practices & find the best products offered.
The key to the success of Spring Garden has been Ron's expertise & experience. From humble farmhand to restaurant owner, to institutional catering & back to the beginning - the produce company. We know you'll be satisfied!

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