Sam Rose

Our private-label fresh cut fruits and vegetables

Fresh-Cut Fruits

Sam Rose Fresh Cuts takes its name from Sam and Rose Daleo, who began the Daleo family’s legacy in retail and wholesale produce in St. Louis. Following in his parent’s footsteps, Joe Daleo and his wife Louise, began Ole Tyme Produce in 1973 with a small storefront retail location in St. Louis county. After transitioning the business to wholesale distribution, the company moved to historic Produce Row and operated for thirty years (1985-2016).

Since 2016, Ole Tyme Produce has served the regional grocery and produce needs from our brand new, state-of-the-art facility in St. Charles, Missouri. In the spirit of the Daleo family’s origins in the St. Louis produce market, Ole Tyme Produce offers fresh-cut fruits and vegetables under the label Sam Rose, named in honor of our company’s grandparents.

In addition, Ole Tyme is happy to replace the Sam Rose label with a customer’s own logo allowing you to place our amazing fresh-cuts on your shelves while promoting your own brand name to your customers.

Listed below are some of our most popular Sam Rose items. If you’re interested in a comprehensive list or to order any of our fresh-cuts, please reach out to your Ole Tyme sales specialist today.

  • Pineapple, cubed
  • Cantaloupe, cubed
  • Honeydew, cubed
  • Sliced tomato
  • Diced tomato
  • Pico de gallo
  • Onion, red sliced slab
  • Celery, diced/double spun
Stacks of Sam Rose Fresh Cuts produce containers
  • Sliced apple
  • Russet whole peeled
  • Watermelon, cubed
  • Carrot, shredded/matchstick
  • Celery sticks
  • Organic sliced apple
  • B-red 1/4 cut with skin potato
  • Brussel sprouts, c/t halved
  • Carrot sticks
  • Dar grapes, red bulk de-stemmed
  • Butternut squash, dice/peel

“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

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