About SEPC – Our History
The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) sprouted in 1999 when a shared vision for cultivating a nonprofit Southeastern-based produce organization was planted. From the first formal meeting of the SEPC where 100 agriculture, retail, and foodservice professionals gathered, we’ve flourished into a vibrant and innovative organization of over 4,000 industry professionals who reap the benefits of harvesting quality experiences guaranteed to increase the value of their membership. As with farmland, a well-cultivated industry can last for generations, and today, we continue to grow at a steady pace thanks to a broad range of backgrounds and expertise from people like you, creating a more bountiful tomorrow.
To cultivate the future of produce.
To provide innovative networking, community, and educational experiences while creating an environment for building authentic relationships and increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Southeast.
To promote the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia through good fellowship, cooperation, and mutual interest among members.
To instill a high sense of professionalism and loyalty in each other.
To support charitable causes in Southeastern communities.