Legacy Farms LLC Acquires Frieda’s Inc.

To our industry friends,


Today is a very exciting one for our company.  Our 61-year-old family business has been acquired by another fantastic, thriving produce company and we will now be growing together.

After more than a year of discussions, Legacy Farms LLC, based in Anaheim, California has acquired the assets of Frieda’s, Inc.  We will now be known as Frieda’s LLC and our new CEO is Dan Madsen.  Dan has been a friend for many years and has been leading Legacy Farms since 2019.

We are so excited that his first order of business was to name my eldest daughter, Alex Jackson as Vice President, Sales & Procurement!  As you know, Alex is the third generation of our family business, founded by our mother, Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan in 1962.  Alex has been a significant part of our company’s success during the last 12 years and she is very excited about this new, expanded opportunity.

Legacy Farms really values Frieda’s strong culture and branding and is excited to be the new steward of the first and best-selling brand of specialty produce in the US.  We can’t help but brag that Frieda’s brand has a 30% faster velocity than the next leading brand.

My sister, Jackie Caplan Wiggins and I will continue working in an advisory capacity to Dan and the Frieda’s team and are beyond thrilled at the opportunities for our company to expand. Our company color will still be purple, our branded packaging will continue to be eye-catching and our team members will continue to service you with our well known passion and attention to detail. For you it will be business as usual – please continue to work with our current sales and purchasing team as normal in the course of business.

We thank you for your many years of support and produce love and look forward to a bright and growing future.  Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions you may have.


Karen Caplan, Karen.caplan@friedas.com

Jackie Wiggins, Jackie.wiggins@friedas.com

Alex Jackson, Alex.jackson@friedas.com

Dan Madsen, dan@legacyproduce.com