1982. RainSweet was incorporated in Oregon by a group of berry growers, eager to process the fruit they grew. RainSweet quickly developed into a specialty quick-frozen (IQF) processor and marketer of frozen fruits and vegetables.
1992. The RainSweet family attracted other growers. A cooperative, RS Growers Coop Inc., was formed. They agreed to deliver fruit to RainSweet for processing and marketing.
1999. RainSweet became a wholly owned subsidiary of RS Growers. The cooperative included 37 grower-owners, with total sales of over $20 million.
RainSweet is a recognized leader in the supply of premium fruits and vegetables. Most of the production serves a US market; the balance is sold to Pacific Rim countries and Canada.
Wholesale Fruit. Our growers cultivate berries in eight Oregon counties. We are the only caneberry cooperative in Oregon. RainSweet processes nearly one-quarter of Oregon’s 50 million lb. caneberry crop.
Wholesale Vegetables. RainSweet is the World's top producer of IQF small whole onions (pearls, small boilers, large boilers). In addition, RainSweet processes IQF mushrooms and bean sprouts
2001. RainSweet acquired a large processing plant in east Salem. The 110,000-square-foot facility provides the production and refrigeration capacity necessary to meet RainSweet’s future growth objectives.
RainSweet also purchased the processing and packaging equipment needed to produce value-added berry products.
2003. Added a Polybagging facility offering co-packaging and Polybag private label services.
2010. Rainsweet achieved the ‘stamp’ of high quality and food safety through SQF-2000 certification; with accredited Food Safety Plans.
We also maintain certification for Organic and Kosher.
2012. Plant upgrades included a state-of-the-art blueberry production line, increasing daily production capacity by nearly 40%.
Today. With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our knowledgeable staff enables RainSweet to stand out in the food processing industry. Customers recognize RainSweet for our commitment to quality and the ability to maintain positive working relationships. At RainSweet, we believe that quality starts in the fields and is maintained through the production process.