the fresh stuff

for four generations

D’Amore Produce Solutions, LLC, has followed a family tradition of selling fruits and vegetables in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area since 1906. Now in its fourth generation, the brokerage and distributor company works with growers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to clients.

the fresh stuff

for four generations

D’Amore Produce Solutions, LLC, has followed a family tradition of selling fruits and vegetables in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area since 1906. Now in its fourth generation, the brokerage and distributor company works with growers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to clients.

the fresh stuff

for four generations

D’Amore Produce Solutions, LLC, has followed a family tradition of selling fruits and vegetables in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area since 1906. Now in its fourth generation, the brokerage and distributor company works with growers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to clients.

the fresh stuff

for four generations

D’Amore Produce Solutions, LLC, has followed a family tradition of selling fruits and vegetables in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area since 1906. Now in its fourth generation, the brokerage and distributor company works with growers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to clients.

the fresh stuff

for four generations

D’Amore Produce Solutions, LLC, has followed a family tradition of selling fruits and vegetables in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area since 1906. Now in its fourth generation, the brokerage and distributor company works with growers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, taking great pride in providing excellent customer service to clients.

Sourcing the freshest fruits and vegetables

Negotiating competitive pricing

Managing logistics for shipping produce

Facilitating networking between growers, shippers and clients

More Family History

D’Amore means “of love” in Italian. And the D’Amore family has loved fresh produce for four generations! The family has been involved in almost all aspects of the produce industry: brokering, distribution, retail, and wholesale.

First Generation

In 1906, William (Vito) D’Amore started selling produce by horse and buggy in Saginaw, Michigan. He sold groceries out of his home on Eddy Street to add to his selections of goods for customers. Eventually, he added a cinder block building behind the house large enough to warehouse extra produce inventory and to store two produce delivery trucks.

Second Generation

William (Bill) Jr. worked with his father in the produce business, selling to local customers including the Saginaw Country Club, Germania Club, Tony’s restaurants, and other retail businesses. In the mid 1940s, the family built a grocery store on the Dixie Highway in Saginaw to house Damore Grocery Store for Bill Jr.‘s brothers Joe and Mike. Their older brother Bill (William Damore II) built an extension to the grocery store in the late 1960s for his son’s (William Damore III) independent fruit market business.

Third Generation

William (Bill) Damore III, ventured out on his own and built his next fruit market on State Street in Saginaw Township in the early 70s. A third location was built on Bay Road in Saginaw Township in April 1975. Both locations thrived for years. Both stores were eventually sold, the last – on Bay Road – was sold to Jack’s Fruit Market in 1983. At this point, William Damore III started up a new wholesale business, built a building in Kochville Township in 1987, and sold out in 1996.

Fourth Generation

As a young boy, Andy Damore operated an independent roadside fruit and vegetable stand out in front of his father’s main store. Fourth generation and eldest of his generation, and like his great grandfather, grandfather, and father, Andy continued the wholesale business on his own for several years until an opportunity presented itself in 2003 on the brokerage side. Andy’s background in produce logistics, retail and wholesale is extensive and he remains a robust force in the distribution of produce as D’Amore Produce Solutions. He continues to nurture relationships built over years and years of business.

Community Stewardship

An avid supporter of health & wellness and community welfare, Andy and D’Amore Produce Solutions serve in a number of ways:

Board member, donor and annual campaigner, group fitness instructor, Mission Nutrition volunteer

Member of local service club supporting education, youth athletics and community welfare

BWELL Saginaw

Supporter and advocate of nonprofit and its mission to build a community solution to feed the hungry by leveraging an abundance of product from a multitude of sources

Collaborator of nonprofit that brings together local agencies and organizations dealing with food and food security to assess and fill in gaps in service

Rotary

Member and supporter of its mission to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy

Proud supporter of this organization dedicated to taking action at the intersection of people and nature, elevating landscapes for the benefit of all, and providing leadership in conservation.

Saginaw Food Club

Founder and board member of Saginaw Community Food Club & Kitchens, a committed group of community leaders and volunteers developing an exciting project to fill a critical need in Saginaw’s local food system — focusing on food security and prioritizing choice, participation, and access to healthy foods.

Growers & Partners

Ken Simons Trucking, LLC
Eden Vally Farms

Eden Valley’s mission as a family farm is to deliver fresh, locally grown produce to our customers and communities through a vibrant culture of integrity, stewardship, sustainability, and innovation.

AMCO Produce Select One
Farm Crest Foods
Edibleharvest Farms

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