From our humble beginnings, Holly Poultry was simply an inner city "ice packed" chicken distribution arm of Holly Farms (an integrated processor that today is locally owned). In the early 1960's Holly Poultry was spun off from the parent company and became an independently owned distributor servicing the Baltimore market.
In 1990, under new ownership, the mission for Holly Poultry and its role in today's marketplace started to change. A new vision of expansion and growth directed Holly Poultry into new markets. The addition of fresh pork and fresh boxed beef categories expanded our offerings to both wholesale and food service markets. The introduction of poultry further processing started to address product needs for our own customers and market. Through our distributor partners, we began providing a fresh local supply of poultry based products better suited to meet their customer's needs. Increased product categories, combined with the expanded geographic market, supported our substantial year over year growth.
In support of our mission, Holly Poultry relocated in 2000 to a larger facility on Berlin Street in Baltimore. Today's location was specifically designed to target tomorrow's opportunities in both custom processed poultry programs and the best offerings of wholesale brands of poultry, beef, pork, and turkey available. Now, over a decade later, branded volume exceeds 30 million pounds annually, with an overall volume in excess of 100 million pounds.