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About Carioto

Carioto Produce was founded in 1929 by Augustine Carioto. Carioto purchased fruits and vegetables from Menands Regional Markets and sold them to mom & pop stores until the truck was empty each day.

In 1960, Frank Carioto began the second generation of the family business started by the company patriarch Augustine.

Frank increased the company customer base by supplying restaurants as well as the smaller stores his father served so well. In 1969, he built a warehouse facility in Watervliet, New York.

In 1971, Tony Carioto joined his brother Frank as they continued growing the family business adding large restaurants and food service companies.

In 1991, Anthony and Greg Carioto began Carioto’s third generation and have since expanded the business by supplying national chains, education and healthcare facilities while maintaining their roots of serving the small operator in the tradition of their father and Uncle.


In 2007, the pair built a new 20,000 square foot climate controlled facility and added a full line of seafood to it’s wide array of offerings.


Our Promise

Image by Benjamin Wong

 Fresh and delicious….that is our promise at Carioto Produce.

All of our products delivered directly from our suppliers are inspected the moment they arrive to our facility.  If they do not meet our high quality standard, the failed products are sent back on the same truck in which they were delivered.

Our 20,000 sq ft. state of the art facility, built in 2007, abides by strict food safety guidelines. Carioto has received over 98% for the past 3 years on our NSF Cook & Thurber Annual Food Safety Audit.  The temperatures in our refrigeration units never vary more than +/- 1 degree and are monitored by an off site security alarm company.

We promise to deliver your order as fast as possible, usually by the next business day when you place your order. Our staff starts very early in the morning to input your order into our system and make sure the trucks are loaded with your order. If you need something in a hurry, give us a call and we will do our best to get you what you need, when you need it.

From the Press

Lettuce farm grows in Green Island.
Shipping container garden lets business bloom in all weather


The Daily Gazzette
Next Generation taking flight at Carioto Produce
Shipping container garden lets business bloom in all weather


FINYS - Farm to Institution - New York State
Carioto Collaborates with Farm to SUNY Pilot Project
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