Bettye Holley – Office Manager and Comptroller
Bettye serves as office manager and company comptroller since 1987. Bettye does not believe in clocks and many times has to be told to go home. She spends many weekends here as a dedicated Marjon employee. Along with her being a “workaholic”, Bettye has a great sense of humor and works to keep a positive and cheerful attitude in the office.
Lisa Minnes – Office Manager and Director of Sales & Purchasing
Lisa is the daughter of our Controller, Bettye Holley. She brings to Marjon over 25 years of Sales, Purchasing and Accounting experience.
She is our Office Manager and also the Director of Sales and Purchasing at Marjon. Lisa loves gardening, knitting, quilting, cooking, adores her pets and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Sheila Strawser – Purchasing
Shelia has been with Marjon since 1985. She has worn many hats in the different departments and has filled needs wherever she has been asked. Sheila works closely with the sprout department in determining the number of quantities needed for harvesting. Sheila buys our dry goods and packing needs for all the departments. Sheila and her husband Rob like traveling and riding their motorcycle.
John Heistand – Sales
John has been with Marjon since 2001 and has had over 30 years experience in the retail, grocery and produce business. Jon is daily direct communication with our buyers. When not in the office at Marjon, John is usually donating his time and energy to his church.
Mike Fisher – Buyer
Mike started at Marjon in April 2004 and sometimes travels with the Millers in search of new and exciting produce items and keeps constant contact with our growers, farmers and seed suppliers. Mike and his wife Alina enjoy weekends attending his son’s sports activities and watching sporting events.
The Marjon Team
John and Marcia are proud of the “Marjon Team”, and we are pleased to introduce you to our talented staff members
Marion strives to be your premier food source.
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WHATS FRESH & NEW
The Miller's desire to enter the sprout business began with a trip to California where Marcia Miller found bean sprouts available at produce markets. Later, she learned that she would have to grow her own if she wanted to continue enjoying the health food because they were not available in Florida grocery stores. Relying on a little creative thinking, Marcia started growing the sprouts under her sink. After asking a produce buyer about the future availability of bean sprouts, she learned that the stores were about to import the sprouts.
Quickly, Marcia moved her crop up to a larger scale and began growing them in her bathtub. Thus began a half-year of testing sprout growth patterns. Today, the sprouts are grown in futuristic revolving drums and stationary bins. Sophisticated systems control climate, light, and darkness according to the unique needs of the different types of sprouts, bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts and the like. John Miller is the mastermind who engineers the growing and packing systems and Marcia develops the recipes for their products and designs the packaging. By 1972 the Millers were in business and became the first to sell bean sprouts to Florida grocery stores. Marjon® handles everything from rare fruits and vegetables to a line of salad dressings and sauces called "Cafe World Tour". The desire to branch out into other areas of specialty foods is a continuing priority at Marjon®!
Please visit our Products and Food Service pages for more detailed information on our wide range of specialty fruits, vegetables and food service items. Or for a quick view of our complete product listings please choose our Marjon® Food Service Products List or Marjon® Retail Products List.
Welcome to Marjon® Specialty Foods, Inc. Marjon Specialty Foods, Inc. has been a successful leader in the specialty produce field since 1972. Having serviced retail and wholesale companies for over 36 year- we have established a strong presence in the Florida market.
Our innovative products line the supermarket shelves in the Southeastern United States. We were the “first” to introduce sprouts, packaged stir-fry and tofu to retailers. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality specialty produce.