The Benandi/Reaney family has been a leader in the fresh produce industry for three generations. From the early days of hauling fruits and vegetables from the family farm to sell in the French Market, to the present day of receiving produce throughout North America we have grown into one of New Orleans’ largest produce suppliers.
A.J.’s Produce sells a full line of fruits and vegetables, primarily staples such as tomatoes, lettuce, apples and bananas, although we frequently provide specialty items to its customer base, which includes many local restaurants, catering services, and various schools.
Today, Brian Reaney and his wife Lisa Benandi Reaney have continued the family tradition by overseeing all aspects of the operation.
A.J.’s Produce History
Selling fresh produce ran in Angelo Benandi’s family. A.J. Benandi’s father used to bring fresh produce such as watermelons and pumpkins from his family farm to sell at the New Orleans’ French Market, and that’s where he got his first taste of the produce business. After many years of helping his father sell produce in the French Market, A.J. went into business for himself, establishing A.J.’s Produce Co. Inc. in 1983 as a wholesaler of fruits and vegetables.
Since then, A.J.’s Produce, has become one of New Orleans’ most successful family produce wholesalers and we have numerous long-term relationships with suppliers locally and across the country. Brian and Lisa have continued A.J.’s motto. “We treat everyone fairly and do everything possible to satisfy our customers with service, quality and then price.”