Malena's story

It all started in 1953, when Mr. Juan B. Stamos (Stamatópoulos), a young entrepreneur from Greece immigrated to Mexico and started cultivating eggplant in the most fertile regions of the state of Sinaloa. For many years Mr. Stamos dedicated himself to selling his products all over North America through different distributors in Nogales Arizona. In 1984 Mr. Stamos started his own company known today as Malena Produce Inc.

With 60 years of experience Malena Produce has a unique perspective that benefits our customers, and along with our grower partnerships we are able to reliably provide the freshest, highest quality produce around North America.


Become an international model for socially responsible and sustainable produce operations.

Social Responsibility

Malena Produce‘s global family of farmers share our commitment to the people who have helped make our company successful. In addition to a shared commitment for ending child labor and offering workers fair wages, our growers offer comprehensive benefits to advance the quality of their workers’ lifestyle. Their actions tell the story of our respect for the people who help us grow.

Food Safety

Food safety is a fundamental principle and of the highest priority at Malena. We take very seriously our moral obligation to safeguard our customers by implementing Good Agriculture Practices (GAP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Points (HACCP) at every stage of the fresh produce supply chain from the fields to the distribution centers. We are always striving for continuous improvement at every step of our processes to achieve our goal - To deliver safe “Quality Fruits and Vegetables” to our customers.

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Our News

Malena, International Greenhouse Produce, form distribution plan

Malena Produce, Nogales, Ariz., has signed a distribution agreement with International Greenhouse Produce S.A. de C.V., Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

2018-09-27 Media Source:
Malena Produce and International Greenhouse Produce announce marketing agreement

A major Mexican produce marketing and distribution agreement has been reached between Malena Produce and International Greenhouse Produce S.A. de C.V.

2018-09-25 Media Source:
Malena hires Jim Cathey as sales manager

Malena Produce Inc. is dramatically increasing its tomato and vegetable offerings this fall. To manage the growth the firm has hired produce industry veteran, Jim Cathey.

2018-07-25 Media Source: