Top 10 Produce LLC is an independent company providing Grower’s Reserve™ primary source verification services for its independent producer members. The company is active nationwide, with membership limited to independent producers located in the United States and Canada. As an active member of the Produce Traceability Initiative’s technology working group, Top 10 Produce LLC ensures its producer-members meet current standards, even as those standards continue to evolve over time. If you are an independent farmer, we are your advocate, and we appreciate your support.
Locale verification can be provided by the GS1 Databar label or UPC label on the item, or through a Locale QR code embedded with the very same GS1 numbers used for supply chain traceability.
Top 10 farmers pool their resources nationwide for mutual economic benefit in a sort of agricultural service cooperative, which allows Top 10 Produce LLC to provide various services to our individual members at prices well below the current market rates. Furthermore, our Grower’s Reserve™ or Locale™ branding allows members in an area to easily form informal agricultural production cooperatives to allow individual members to farm jointly. Top 10 Produce LLC serves as a common marketer for the collective brands employed by these Locale cooperatives nationwide. These farmer-controlled cooperatives must exceed the brand -controlled quality standards for any branded products they produce.