Two Indiana and Kentucky Family-Owned Food Service Businesses Merge
Every Sunday my Nana would make an amazing lunch. I couldn't figure out how she made chicken strips taste just like they came from a restaurant. Nana's chicken tender secret was actually a well-known food market in Evansville, Indiana.
Farm Boy Food Mart
Nana's secret to always having the best chicken tenders was Farm Boy Mart. It is still located on North Kentucky Ave and open to the public. It's basically a neighborhood grocery store that features fresh and frozen foods and spotlights Indiana products. 2761 N Kentucky Ave Evansville, IN 47711
Farm Boy Food Service
Farm Boy Food Service sells to restaurants at wholesale prices. It's different than the mart, and it has been locally owned in Evansville for over seventy years.
Farm Boy continues to grow and diversify. More than 5,000 products are available, including Farm Boy’s own hams, wieners, and steaks. The Food Mart opened next to the main Farm Boy facility that offers wholesale pricing to the public.
In late 2022, Farm Boy Food Service merged with another family-owned company in Owensboro, Kentucky. CRS OneSource is the local and family-owned food service business that now operates Farm Boy Food Service.
Our two companies have operated in the same geographically region for over 70 years with ironically little overlap in customers. And this is due to our respective equal but different advantages in the market. Our goal is to create one company to even better serve our great customers. Combining our resources will drive out costs and inefficiencies to benefit our customers in a multitude of ways.
Mark Bonenberger is the President of Farm Boy Food Service and he says that the merger was initiated to service their customers even better. Both owners agree that this will help cut some costs for restaurant owners.