David Simmons’ family farm was established in 1870 and now covers over 5000 acres from an original 160. Since 1994 Riviera has supplied fresh produce direct to its’ customers from a purpose built facility near Hayle in Cornwall, and was the first Cornish supplier to take this direct approach.
Riviera Produce currently markets around 40% of the cauliflower and spring greens grown in Cornwall and in 2004 the company was listed as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies by the Sunday times – the same year that David Simmons received the Excellence In Practical Farming Award.
Riviera sources produce from 14 dedicated Assured Produce certificated growers with a geographic spread across Cornwall to assure continuity of supply.
Riviera is proud to represent Cornwall as a whole on a number of industry panels and is the only produce company to have representation at the Royal Show and Royal Cornwall show.
Riviera continually invests in the latest technology for planting, crop management, harvesting and irrigation equipment. This continual investment enables us to ensure the best possible quality and continuity throughout the year. This long track record of dedicated service means that when we commit to supply – we do! That’s why we’re proud to claim to be “Cornwall’s grower of choice”.