about

B&W Quality Growers has been farming responsibly since 1870. We’re among the largest growers of distinctive leafy greens, including watercress, arugula, spinach, and ong choy. We sustainably grow, pack, and ship the highest quality distinctive leafy greens, providing well-being for our consumers and value for our customers. We’ve done this with zero product recalls and aim to provide a healthier, more flavorful world using premium leaves in everyday recipes.

Our timeline

1870
Brothers-in-law Richard...

Salmon Baker & Richard Soltan formed Soltan & Baker to grow and sell watercress.


1990
Weaver retired and...

sold his share of the business to Burgoon.


2010
DeLeo became CEO soon...

after joining the board of directors.

1963
Richard R. Burgoon married ...

Richard W. Baker’s oldest daughter, Patricia, and was welcomed into the family business.


1995
Company headquarters...

moved to Fellsmere, FL.


2015
The fifth generation...

family-owned business sold to a DeLeo-led investment group.

1969
Burgoon bought...

Soltan & Baker from his father-in-law.
Burgoon merged the company with Weaver, whose family founded first watercress farm in FL.
Baker & Weaver named the company B&W Quality Growers.


2001
Mark DeLeo began...

working with B&W and the Burgoon family.

Our Mission

To sustainably grow, pack, and ship the highest quality distinctive leafy greens, providing well-being for our consumers and value for our customers.

Our Vision

A healthier, more flavorful world using premium leaves in everyday recipes.

Our Legacy

What is our legacy? To us, it’s simple. It’s every dish that features our naturally-grown leafy greens. It’s the soil where we grow those leaves on our sustainable farms. It’s the people who tend to those farms, and it’s the people who enjoy our products, time and time again. It’s our continuing commitment to quality in everything that we do. It’s the best in premium leaves.

Our Team

At B&W, we have specialized in healthy, flavorful leafy greens since 1870. There is simply no one else in the world with our depth and breadth of experience.

B&W is a proud member of these organizations: