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that the USDA has unexpectedly terminated our contract on grounds of "Termination for the Government's convenience."

About the Program

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As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat.

Our farm has been selected to take part in this program, and we're looking for those in need who could benefit from our produce. There is no cost to you, we get paid directly from the USDA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about the program?

You can read more about the Farmers to Families program on the USDA website.

When do you begin deliveries?

May 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for the base period.

How long can I store items unrefrigerated?

Approximatly 2 to 7 days for some items.

Do you deliver in bulk?

Yes. Let us know how we can make your needs come true and feed families.

What are the specs of each box?

Size: 17" x 13" x 8"; weight: 16-20lbs; # of boxes per pallet: 80; # of boxes per truck: 1600 (shooting for 400 box minimum); pallet height: 6'

Can you support "JIT" deliveries at multiple locations?


Can you deliver on Saturdays?

Yes, we are delivering 6 days a week

What type of vehicle will you use to deliver?

Semi-Trucks and trailers with bobtails or lifts. We can also accomodate special situations.

Can deliveries be scheduled for a specific time of day?

No, but let us know your preference and we will try to meet it.

What items are available?

See our Available Items below.

How do I get a delivery?

Simply fill out an Order Form below.

Where can I see the list of farms that have been awarded this contract?

You can find our award listed on the USDA website under Ben Holtz Consulting, Inc DBA California Avocadoes Direct

Available Items

All produce is domestic, USA grown and delivered.

Produce boxes include a combination of +-2lbs ea. of: (may vary slightly due to availability)

  • Avocados
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Apples
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Onions
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Tangerines
  • Corn
  • Cabbage

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In addition to the information below, we also require you to email proof (PDF or JPG) of your organizations 501(c)(3) status to

We'll never share your contact info with anyone else.

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Please email proof of your 501(c)(3) status (pdf or jpg) to

For additional inquiries, email