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Welcome to Papasonn Produce


About Us



Providing Everyday Items as Well as Specialty, Hard-to-find Items!



Freshness You Can Count on!



Your Local Produce Wholesaler, Serving Area Restaurants for Over 20 Years!

Our History


Serving the Triangle 

Since 1997

Back in 1997, John Sonnendecker decided he needed to figure out a way to earn some extra money to support his growing family.

He stumbled upon an opportunity to sell Costa Rican fresh herbs to area restaurants. In order to keep his product cool, he stored them under his house in the crawl space and delivered them in his 1990 Jeep Laredo. As time went on and relationships started to build, John added mushrooms and specialty lettuces to his product line. He quickly realized the need for walk-in cooler space, so he rented a 10x10 cooler, just big enough for two stacked pallets. He soon outgrew that, and realized this was becoming a real, legitimate wholesale produce company.  In memory of his father, who was affectionately known as Papa-Sonn (the elder John Sonnendecker), John incorporated his new company and Papasonn Produce was born!

Now, almost 23 years and 6 kids later, Papasonn Produce is still growing strong. We are now offering more products, competitive pricing, and customized service that is second-to-none! 



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Papasonn Produce

1460-A Diggs Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603, US

(919) 821-9899


Open today

05:00 am – 02:00 pm