• The essence
    of nature

    HIGH-QUALITY JUICES, PURÉES AND CONCENTRATES
  • Straight from California’s Central Valley

    HIGH-QUALITY JUICES, PURÉES AND CONCENTRATES
  • Respecting people
    and the environment

    HIGH-QUALITY JUICES, PURÉES AND CONCENTRATES
  • Using the most
    advanced technology

    HIGH-QUALITY JUICES, PURÉES AND CONCENTRATES
  • The essence
    of nature

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • Straight from California’s Central Valley

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • Respecting people
    and the environment

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • Using the most
    advanced technology

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • The essence
    of nature

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS

  • Straight from California’s Central Valley

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • Respecting people and the environment

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS
  • Using the most advanced technology

    HIGH-QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS

About the Company

High-Quality Food & Beverage Ingredients

Sierra Agra USA is a food processing company based in Fowler, in the heart of California’s Central Valley agricultural breadbasket. We turn the region’s abundant fruits and vegetables into high-quality feedstock to make juices, purees and concentrates for the US market.


  • Wade O. Watson
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Mr. Watson worked in Sierra Leone for fourteen years in agriculture and mining and was instrumental in improving CSR standards in those sectors. He secured over $15MM in investment in the country through Tiffany & Co., as well as funding community projects. In 2016, Mr. Watson co-founded Sierra Agra Inc., the sole multi-fruit organic processing and export enterprise in West Africa. As a Member, he serves as CEO of SAUSA and on the SAUSA Board of Managers.

    John R. Gorman
    CFO & Co-Founder

    Mr. Gorman has over 45 years of experience in commercial banking and finance, natural resource and agriculture. He holds a degree in Finance from The University of Texas. In December 2016, Mr. Gorman co-founded Sierra Agra Inc. with Mr. Watson. He serves as CFO on the SAUSA Board of Managers and is a Member.

    Stefano Concari
    COO & Co-Founder

    Mr. Concari is the Managing Director of Tropical Food Machinery s.r.l., (“TFM”) based in Busseto, Italy he is the sole supplier and advisor of the processing equipment for the SAUSA Fowler plant. Mr. Concari holds a Member interest in and has a Service Agreement with SAUSA. He also serves as a Board Manager of SAUSA.

  • Chris Apprendi
    Co-Founder

    Mr. Apprendi is a retired investment banker and is a private investor with prior experience in ownership of social impact commercial ventures in Sierra Leone. Mr. Apprendi invested founder’s equity into Sierra Agra Inc. He is a SAUSA Member and will serve on the Board of Managers.

    Wayne Brandt
    Co-Founder

    Mr. Brandt is owner of Wayne Brandt Ranches in Reedley, CA and is a SAUSA Member, Board Manager and preferred supplier to the enterprise.

    Marc Dwelle

    Mr. Dwelle is the owner of Speedy Enterprises and other Visalia and Central Valley businesses including The Cellar Door in Visalia, CA. His partnership is a SAUSA Member and he is a Board Member.

    Phil Hansen

    Mr. Hansen is the co-owner of Hansen Ranches in Corcoran, CA. Phil serves on numerous boards including the Tulare Lake Water storage district and Chairman of the California Cotton Growers Association. His LLC is a SAUSA Member and he is a Board Member.

    Tyler Bennett

    Mr. Bennett is co-CEO of GAR Bennett and is a SAUSA Member and Board Manager. He holds BA and MBA degrees from UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly State, respectfully. Prior to assuming the role of Chairman and CEO of Bennett Water Systems for ten years, he spent eleven years as CFO in the Construction and Healthcare sectors.

  • Jack Thrift

    Mr. Thrift is a partner in DeBruin & Thrift Accountancy Group, Inc. in San Diego. In his capacity, he will serve as an advisor to the Board of Managers of SAUSA and oversee his firm’s role in the monthly preparation of financial and management reports, prepare and issue periodic financial reporting and annual reviews and financial administration.

    Brian Hyde

    Mr. Hyde is the owner of Hyde Commercial Real Estate, a Visalia, CA, based firm. Mr. Hyde has been instrumental in the research, identification, lease and tenant improvement negotiation of the SAUSA Fowler facility. Mr. Hyde will serve as the real estate/construction advisor to the Board and is a SAUSA Member.

    Lorin Reed

    Mr. Reed is the owner of Packline Technologies, Inc., SAUSA’s landlord and will be a SAUSA Member. He will be an engineering/marketing advisor to the Board.

    Phil Greenberg

    Mr. Greenberg is a 30-year veteran of the international processed fruit and related products sector, and CEO of New York-based IngredienTrade and the Indonesia-based PT Fruit-ING. He offers his experience in assisting in the security of supply, securing and complying with Fair Trade and Organic audits and certification in West Africa and should be one of SAUSA’s primary product off-takers and an advisor to the Board.



Our Philosophy


Corporate Responsability

Our employees are the energy that drives us forward. Their commitment, expertise and diversity are the key to the company’s success. Because of this, we are committed to offering them full-time employment, above-average wages and access to healthcare benefits. We also make sure that they get the right training and support and are healthy and safe in their daily work.

Environmental Responsibility

About half of the fruit and vegetables we grow every year are rejected by supermarkets and produce distributors for minor cosmetic imperfections, ending up ploughed under in farms or rotting in landfills. But while these produces might look a little “wonky” on the outside, they taste the same on the inside. As part of our commitment toward a lower carbon future, we redirect part of these abundant culls into purposeful feedstock to make our products, preventing a huge waste of perfectly usable product from negatively impacting our air and the climate.

Products

FRUIT & VEGETABLE

high-quality juices, purées and concentrates

  • Apricots
    Organic and Conventional

    Puree
    Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    Juice Concentrate 65bx

    Peaches
    Organic and Conventional
    Freestone and Cling

    Yellow Puree
    Yellow Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    Yellow Juice Concentrate 65bx
    White Puree
    White Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    White Juice Concentrate 65bx or 72bx

    Nectarines
    Organic and Conventional

    Puree
    Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    Juice Concentrate 65bx

    Plums
    Organic and Conventional

    Puree
    Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    Juice Concentrate 65bx

    Pluots

    Puree
    Puree Concentrate 30/32bx
    Juice Concentrate 65bx

  • Pink / Red Grapefruit
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Lemon
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 400 or 500GPL
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Mayer Lemon
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 400 or 500GPL
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Lime, Key or Persian
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 400 or 500GPL
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Orange
    Organic

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 65bx
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Blood Orange
    Organic

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 65bx
    Low Pulp or Regular

    Tangerine
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 65bx
    Low Pulp or Regular

  • Celery
    Concentrate, with or without controlled Nitrates

    Juice
    Concentrate

    Cucumber
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Concentrate

    Beet
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Puree
    Concentrate

    Broccoli
    Organic and Conventional

    Puree

    Orange Carrot
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Puree
    Concentrate 42/60bx

    Kale
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Concentrate

    Parsley
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice

    Bell Peppers
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Concentrate

    Radicchio
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice

    Spinach
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice

    Tomato
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Concentrate

  • Asian Pear
    Organic and Conventional

    Puree
    Juice Concentrate 65bx

    Watermelon / Cantaloupe
    Honeydew

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate 50 / 65bx

    Pomegranate
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Juice Concentrate, 60 and 65bx

    Strawberry
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Puree
    Puree Concentrate
    Juice Concentrate

    Tomato
    Organic and Conventional

    Juice
    Concentrate



All Aseptic or Frozen, per client demand.
In addition, we do Freezing IcerBlast for Unpasteurized items bound for the Cold Pressed Industry, plus Citrus Essential Oils, Waterphase Aromas, Peels and Pectin

Sustainability

Our Business is Greener

As a business, we can’t ignore that what we do has an impact on the planet. That is why we’re working our tails off to change that. For right now, and going forward.

How We’re Making Change:

1
We utilize
FDA-approved and leading world-class Italian engineered multi-processing equipment that allows us to reduce waste close to zero, further reducing upfront emissions.
2
We work to reduce energy use throughout our supply chain and make sure our suppliers do the same.
3
We redirect part of the region’s overproduction, preventing it from ending rotting in landfills and negatively impacting our air quality.

Machinery

Superior Engineering

We utilize FDA-approved and leading world-class Italian engineered multi-processing equipment that allows us to reduce waste close to zero, further reducing upfront emissions.

  • Rethinking the food chain for a sustainable future

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3194 E Manning Ave
Fowler, CA 93525

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