About SEPC – Our History

In 1999, our six founding members met at the Atlanta Farmer’s Market and discovered a shared vision for establishing a nonprofit Southeastern-based produce organization. From the first formal meeting of the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) where 100 agriculture, retail, and foodservice professionals gathered, we’ve grown into a vibrant and innovative organization of over 4,000 industry professionals. Today, we continue to grow at a steady pace thanks to a broad range of backgrounds and expertise from people like you.

 Our Vision

To be the premier produce resource in the Southeast.

 Our Mission

To provide innovative networking, community, and educational opportunities while offering a platform for building authentic relationships based on trust, integrity, and passion.

 Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Morality
  • Passion
  • Accountability
  • Charity
  • Teamwork

 Our Goals

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.