Gateway's Largest, Woman-Owned, Fresh Food Distributor

Providing innovative fresh food solutions since 1973

Working With Us

Ole Tyme’s competitive advantage is simple: A continuous commitment and focus on customers. We recognize each customer’s needs and are dedicated to making sure they are met. To uphold this promise, every customer receives direct, live, and proactive customer service from our Ole Tyme account specialists. With processes in place to guarantee quality of products, efficiency in delivery, and effortless communication, you can rely on Ole Tyme to be your trusted partner in produce. The success of our customers is a success for us, and it is on this customer-first foundation that Ole Tyme continues to operate.

We Know Your Business.

Celebrating our 50th year of excellence, we do more than serve our customers; we develop deep-rooted partnerships by establishing unique and individualized relationships based on trust and confidence. From schools to healthcare, hospitality to grocery, and retail, we have amassed half a century of industry experience and knowledge. This rich history enables us not only to meet your fresh food and customer service requirements but also to anticipate needs, ensuring we continue to exceed expectations as we move forward together.

Row of Ole Tyme Produce trucks

Timely Deliveries

Our customer-first approach is exemplified through our long-standing reputation of executing timely, accurate deliveries of the highest quality product. We route daily and offer flexibility in our delivery process to meet each customers’ requirements, such as accommodations for special needs and increased weekly deliveries when desired. We have a responsibility to our drivers as well as our customers and always work to ensure that safety is the top priority.

We’re Always Here To Help


Direct, live, and proactive customer service


Convenient online and mobile app ordering


Up-to-the-minute delivery tracking

Safety First

At Ole Tyme Produce, serving people is our priority; keeping your food safe and fresh is our business. Trust and excellence are at the core of who we are, and in upholding these values we guarantee an unwavering commitment to safety, security, and quality. Achieving SQF Level 2 certification upon moving into our new facility speaks volumes to our management's commitment to food safety and how deeply it is engrained in the culture of the company. Our inspections have earned excellence, scoring at the highest levels, each and every year, both announced and unannounced audits.


Our Community

Ole Tyme is in business to serve people - customers, employees, and our communities alike. Our duty to community is central to our core values and who we are. For us, community is both internal and external. We take care of our own, as an employer who leads with 'people first.' We regularly partner with area food banks and community organizations in an effort to provide fresh, locally sourced food to the food insecure throughout the great state of Missouri.

Our community contributions, whether food or non-food product, extend to charities supported by our customers, charitable events, as well as chefs’ organizations and competitions. Another integral piece of our communities is our area’s growers and farmers. In recognizing their value and essential work, we make an extra effort to aide these resources during difficult economic times and hardship.

Careers At Ole Tyme

Our People

Our team at Ole Tyme Produce consists of individuals who exhibit our core values of community, trust, excellence, leadership, desire, and growth. We foster a culture of innovation, caring, and inclusivity; innovative in industry, caring for our people and customers, and inclusive in opportunities and resources. We are a company committed to our employees who are valued as more than what they provide in their work role, but rather as family.

Our Benefits

Our people are our priority, and not just during work hours! Explore our holistic compensation package to learn how we support our team members both on the clock, and off.

  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • 401K Saving Plan & Matching Contribution
  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO)

“The produce purchased from Ole Tyme Produce is always fresh and expertly packaged. We—and our recipients—appreciate the high quality and variety of produce.”

Kristen Wild

Chief Executive Officer, Operation Food Search

“From the driver to the CEO they bend over backwards to meet your needs. One of the best vendors of any type we have. Highly recommend them.”

Scott Walker

President/CEO, LifeWiseSTL

“In these days of large corporations, it's nice to partner with a local family business. Their name says it all, Ole Tyme Produce, reminding you that their family grown business provides the kind of service you reminisce about from the past with quality grown and delivered products. Over 25 years we have come to count on their outstanding customer service, quality products, and their hospitality driven staff which has helped us grow our successful business. We appreciate their partnership, and we look forward to working together for many years to come.”

Gordon M

Owner/Operator, The Original Pancake House

Our Certifications