History

Muir Copper Canyon Farms invites you to sit down at our family table and enjoy the bounty of the season.

It was 1850 when William S. Muir first planted seeds in the rich soil of what would become known as, the Copper Canyon valley and began selling his produce to settlers and pioneers bound for California. Today, nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, Muir Copper Canyon Farms remains an oasis of fresh food and friendly people. While the company has grown over the past five generations, the Muir family remains committed to the same ideals that William first began to cultivate: Integrity, Quality, Industry, Value.

From farms around the world through our high-tech distribution system to your door, our complex operation is geared toward meeting the simple goal of providing the best products, personal service, and exceptional value.

Muir Copper Canyon Farms invites you to sit down at our family table and enjoy the bounty of the season.

1st Generation

1850, William S. Muir, a veteran of the Mexican-American War and Sutter’s Mill California Gold Strike, begins farming in Utah in 1850. Settles and farms in Bountiful, Utah. Sells produce to workers building transcontinental R.R. Active in development of Utah and the West.

2nd Generation

1888, Wallace W. Muir begins farming and produce business in Bountiful. 1900, pioneers the farming of Moapa Valley, Nevada and sells first of season produce to markets in Utah and East. 1911, co-founder of Growers Exchange; Muir family eventually owns controlling interest in Growers Market Co. the terminal market company for Salt Lake City.

3rd Generation

1921, Edward O. Muir enters produce business as E.O. Muir and Co., now produce is packed, shipped, and sold locally and nationally. Represents large portion of fruit and vegetable growing industry in Utah. Farming and shipping businesses in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada. Industry leader, Chairman of United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, 1957.

4th Generation

1947, Edward W. Muir enters produce business, establishes Muir-Roberts Co., Inc., a grower, packer, and shipper of Utah cherries, apples, pears, and peaches, Idaho-Oregon and Utah onions, Idaho and Oregon potatoes, and Nevada vegetables; brokerage and distribution of produce in Salt Lake City. Industry leader, President of National Onion Association 1971, and Chairman of United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, 1977.

5th Generation

1976, Phillip R. Muir enters produce business. Heads onion division. Acquires Landures Produce 1981, buys and sells several produce distributors. 1997 Р2001 reorganizes business, selling growing and shipping interests in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah. Focuses on Utah onion shipping and perishable foodservice distribution. 1999 acquires Gardiner Distributing and Campagne Specialty Foods merging into Landures. 2000, becomes local partner of Pro*Act., Completes new distribution center. Changes name of distribution Company to a dba of Muir Copper Canyon Farms. 2001, expands distribution to Idaho and Wyoming. 2006, expands to St.George and parts of Southern Utah. 2007, elected Chairman of Pro*Act. America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the foodservice industry, and supplier to over 70 distribution centers across the United States and Canada.

6th Generation

2000 Michael Muir enters produce business. Mike learned to love the produce industry while growing up in the business and working closely with employees in many areas. Mike has been an order picker, delivery driver, customer service representative, shipping manager, and currently works in sales. He loves working with customers on a daily basis and has learned how to handle their unique demands. Mike graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Utah. In 2007, He earned a M.B.A. from The Gore School of Business at Westminster College. Mike now looks forward to continuing to bring the best to our customers for many years to come.