Seneca Foods is a leading provider of packaged fruits and vegetables, sourcing produce from over 1,600 American farms. Since 1949 we have been committed to providing safe, delicious and healthy food products at an affordable price. We supply large foodservice vendors, almost every US retailer, and we export to over 90 countries. Our products are sold under many private labels and nationally recognized brands such as Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, READ®, and Seneca®.

We employ more than 3,000 year-round and up to 7,000 seasonally in 30 locations across America, supporting our business at many levels. We have employees involved with agricultural research, seed production, and growing relationships with farmers in the field. Our employees on the plant floor work in areas such as quality assurance, maintenance, distribution, and operations management. Our corporate employees also have many different roles that strategically support the business.

Seneca's highly qualified and dedicated employees are key to our leadership position in the industry. We strive to attract and maintain a workforce that enriches our team and supports our responsibility to customers and the community.

Our conservative financial approach and commitment to business sustainability helps to provide value through tangible results for shareholders and customers. Company acquisitions and capital investment in technology for our state-of-the-art facilities deliver value to all who are involved.

Seneca Foods is a publicly traded company with $1.3 billion in sales during FY 2020. Our common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Stock Market under the symbols “SENEA” and “SENEB”. SENEA is included in the S&P SmallCap 600, Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 indices. 

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Learning and Development

At Seneca, we invest in our employees at every step in their careers, with the goal of maximizing their potential. We have developed programs to empower our employees with the skills necessary to help them in making a difference. They have positively impacted our employees and often the environment with reductions in waste. The two key programs are GROWS (Get Rid of Waste Systematically) and SAVES (Seneca Adding Value Employee System).

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Seneca Culture

The culture of Seneca derives from the field and plant floors where we work. Many of our people have been with us for decades and are driven by our longstanding fundamental beliefs of having integrity, being fair dealing, and our commitment to worker safety. Given the nature of our integrated business in agriculture, we are strongly committed to being good stewards of the food supply and natural environment. That happens by holding everyone to high standards and encouraging loyalty and expertise over the long term.

Fundamental Beliefs

  • Seneca will always maintain the highest standards for protecting the worker and the environment.
  • Seneca will protect the integrity of the product and food safety.
  • Seneca will conduct itself with integrity in all business matters at all times.
  • Employees will be treated with respect and will look to promote from within to provide advancement opportunities to our employees and develop loyalty.
  • Management will be accountable for their responsibilities.
  • Seneca will keep well-maintained plants.
  • Good news can wait; bad news can't.
  • Seneca will be vertically integrated where it makes sense.
  • Seneca will be low key and avoid unnecessary publicity.
  • Move the pack and get rid of aged and slow moving stock.
  • Seneca will be the best at what we do and be a leader in the eyes of our customer.
  • Decisions will be based on protecting and improving shareholder value.