GRIFFITH – Bakker Produce in Griffith has closed after 70 years in business. The closing puts 28 people out of work.
The company provided fresh produce to customers in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, but a slow economy left many of Bakker’s customers unable to pay. As a result, Bakker was unable to pay its suppliers.
During its existence, Bakker Produce was a major contributor and donor to the Northwest Indiana Food Pantry as well as churches and schools.