What you eat and where it comes from is incredibly important. We are reaching a new awareness about our food supply and how what we feed our families can affect us now, and 20 years down the road. Below are just a few of the farms that grow our wonderful produce.
All are 100% certified organic and follow the strict USDA standards. Organic is a unique label that can only be placed on a product that has been certified, unlike other labels you might see at your local supermarket.
Cal-Organic has been dedicated to organic farming and maintaining a balance with nature for over 25 years. As one of the only farms in California's Southern San Joaquin Valley to convert to organic agriculture, we are very proud of our decisions and our rich farming heritage. Cal-Organic applies its values on its organic farms throughout California. Bringing you year-round supplies and dedicated service. Always farming with "Pride and Integrity".
The Driscoll’s story begins in 1904, when friends Joseph “Ed” Reiter and R.O. Driscoll began producing Sweet Briar strawberries in California’s Pajaro Valley. More than a century later, the Driscoll’s tradition of family farming endures. Today Miles Reiter, berry farmer and grandson of Joseph “Ed” Reiter, is at the helm of Driscoll’s.
Homegrown Organic Farms consists of growers like owners John and Cindy France. Their stories are as diverse and unique as the produce we offer but maintain a common thread of inspiration and conviction that provides the foundation for our success. For us, it’s not just a number on a balance sheet; it is a part of who we are and how we live. We believe in organic produce and the change in farming philosophy that it represents.
Our highbush blueberries produce off-season fruit from September through July. Large, crisp, flavorful berries that are sold throughout California. Our fall and winter production is very weather driven and our volumes vary. We sell to key wholesaler, Earl’s Organics, who distributes our fruit in the San Francisco area and Freshpoint who distributes in the Los Angeles area. Otherwise, we can be found at numerous farmer’s markets.
Cunningham Organic Farm is located in a secluded valley next to the Cleveland National Forest and midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. George and Gale Cunningham moved with their family to the beautiful DeLuz Canyon, north of Fallbrook, in 1974. They set out to become farmers. Not being farm-savvy enough to grow with conventional methods of farming (using chemicals and pesticides), they decided to grow organically (before the time when that eco-friendly word was heavily used). It was their personal endeavor at that time, and remains so today, to grow the best-tasting, most nutritious food available anywhere and it’s all natural.
Author, scientist, and “Grape grower too”, Drake is one of the early organic pioneers, cultivating over 100-acres of green, red and black seedless grapes in Thermal, California. Drake fondly remembers the passionate enthusiasm of the “Organic Originals”.
Drake married his wife and kindred spirit, Pam, fresh out of college to pursue their dream of bringing fresh produce with great flavor to neighbors and friends. Their daughters, Kerry and Annika, grew up on the farm. Kerry has gone on to a career as an interior designer, and Annika works for an Organic food distribution company.
Drake was born into farming, being the grandson of a cattleman from Colorado and the son of a cotton and grape grower. Drake and his family have continued the tradition and embrace the strong relationships to the community and the land that goes back over generations.
The Larson family invites you to enjoy their sweet and deliciously grown grapes!
Sundance is the leading marketer of fresh organic citrus and avocados throughout the united states and around the world. As the "First Name" in California organic citrus, the company is one of the leading distributors.
Our farm’s name comes up often: Tomatero (we admit it is different) – it means: ’tomato picker’ in Spanish. The name comes from Adriana’s Nicaraguan Grandmother. After 2 years of having a “no name” farm, and just “waiting to be inspired,” she gave Chris the nickname one day (almost as a sigh of uncertainty of our life path) as we were sampling how certain tomatoes tasted with the several different growing methods we were trying at the time. Whatever my grandmother meant that day is still a little unlclear. For us however the name just seemed to match our farm’s spirit and what we were attempting to accomplish: to learn how to grow great flavored tomatoes. I believe we succeeded and bring that same spirit into everything we grow and do with our farm.
We started with 55 organic acres in California's Pajaro Valley and have expanded to over 1200 certified organic acres in the Watsonville area, 500 acres in the Holtville area, and 100 acres in Oxnard. Our growing practices are good for the Earth and the crops we produce are good for the consumer. We hope to see everyone eating more organic vegetables in the future and living longer healthier lives. Our goal is to be the quality leader in the organic produce industry and customer satisfaction is our top priority.
In 1988, fifth generation farmer Chris Cadwell took over his family's remaining undeveloped fourteen acres of hillside property overlooking the Pacific Ocean's Channel Islands in Carpinteria, California.
Since 1850, no Cadwell had a desire to work the steep piece of property until Chris, his wife Cornelia, and their five children began cultivating it for Organic Garlic. They decided on the farm's name, "Tutti Frutti", Italian for "All Fruits" and have continued growing organic produce for the coastal communities of Southern California since.
Heger Farms produce winter vegetables; lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and greens, and a spring crop of corn, melons, onions and peppers.Owner of theoldest organic farm in Imperial Valley, Sue Heger grows 50 kinds of fruits and vegetables, certified by QAI, year round.
We are proud and honored to be your family's farmers and to supply your table with food. We take seriously our responsibility to produce the highest quality fresh produce without the use of toxic chemistry. We invite you to 'tour' our farm and learn how we produce your food. We hope to answer most of your questions and invite you to drop us a message and let us know how we may better serve you.
We farm a 75 acre patch of the Central San Joaquin Valley in Madera, California. The San Joaquin is in the southern half of California's Great Central Valley. We have been farming since 1980 and certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers since 1987.
We follow the four seasons of the mild Mediterranean climate to produce a year-round palette of bountiful vegetable production. Tom and a staff of ten grow everything from Artichokes to Rutabagas using the latest in biological fertility systems. Denesse manages the hand-harvest, sales and shipping with her permanent staff of 55 and sometimes the help of as many as 40 addtional people.
Tom and denesse
Organic Since 1979 – Burkart Farms is located in Dinuba, California just south east of Fresno where the warm weather is well suited to the heat loving stone fruit trees which reside on the 65 acre family-run farm. The yellow peach Super Rich is available May 16th as the first of 20 varieties of white and yellow peaches and 15 varieties of white and yellow nectarine. Shipping through August, enjoy some of California’s finest!
Double D Farms is owned and operated by partners Don Devine and Dave Wood. In 1997 they realized the importance of all natural, chemical-free produce and became a certified organic farm by California Certified Organic Farmers.
ALBA Organics sells locally grown and organic farm-fresh produce at competitive prices. Our inventory reflects the freshest ingredients found locally and in season. ALBA Organics has outgrown its on-farm cooler, warehouse, and delivery infrastructure at the ALBA Rural Development Center, near Salinas. The main office has moved to a warehouse and cooler in Watsonville. The new location is 35 minutes north to the Rural Development Center and will benefit farmers that have land north of Salinas or Prunedale or northeast of Watsonville. ALBA Organics will receive organic produce in both locations, but shipping for customers is only from the Watsonville facility.
At Peri & Sons Farms we believe the best customers are educated customers—especially when it comes to organics. Essentially organic farming is about getting back to basics and keeping things pure and simple. Unfortunately understanding the complex regulations, policies and procedures of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) is anything but simple
Hollie's Homegrown is a small organic* family farm in Moraga, California (25 minutes east of San Francisco). We grow fresh culinary herbs, edible flowers and have a line of herbal teas and dried herbs too! All with tasty, easy recipes that are simple to prepare. Hollie also offers cooking classes, garden tours and elegant catering - just contact her directly for details.
Hollie grows her herbs and flowers in her own backyard (literally!), keeping a watchful eye on her precious plants. And using organic farming practices without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers, you can feel confident everything Hollie's Homegrown grows is safe and healthy for you and the environment.
Joe S. Silva was born in Livingston CA in 1916. He was raised on his family's farm where he started a small dairy in his teen years in an effort to lend his financial help to his parents. The dairy business became successful after only a couple of years. Wanting to diversify his farming business Joe began experimenting with growing sweet potatoes on the family ranch. After discovering that sweet potatoes grew well in Livingston soil, he began to grow yams and sweet potatoes for local distribution. These were among the first yams and sweet potatoes grown in California.
Today, Doreva offers a full line of yams and sweet potatoes. Doreva grows garnet, red, beauegard and oriental yams as well as the hannah and golden sweets. Doreva Produce is certified free of chemicals and other harmful residues, and the organic yams and sweet potatoes are all natural. Doreva's seed program is worked very closely with UC Davis plant breeders and USDA to ensure our yams and sweet potatoes are free from any deformities, abnormalities and have good shape and color. This year we started our "greenhouse program" which we hope will bring new varities into the market and better, stronger, longer lasting potatoes.
Our success has come from hard work in the field and pride of tradition in bringing quality produce to our satisfied customers.
Nacho Sanchez graduated from Fresno State with a B.S. in agriculture. In 1989, he bought a 6-acre orchard with his wife Casamira which they farmed in their spare time. By 1993, Nacho had acquired over 150 acres and was farming full time. Nacho and Casamira feel good knowing that workers can pick fruit and customers can enjoy it without worrying about pesticide residues. Any fruit the Sanchezes don’t sell is incorporated back into their soil.
In 1991, Nacho and Casamira’s twin girls were born, inspiring the name Twin Girls Farm. Nacho has named some of his peach varieties after their third daughter, Savannah.
Our great-grandfather started Deardorff- Jackson Company in Los Angeles, California with a simple philosophy to provide customers with the freshest, best-tasting fruits and vegetables available. Along with our grand-father, the two men remained true to this philosophy and built one of the most well respected family businesses on the West Coast. The company’s produce in the 1930’s and 40’s came from Venice, Hollywood and Los Angeles, California. In the 1950’s and 60’s, urbanization forced the company to move operations into Orange County (to the south of Los Angeles) and Ventura County (to the north of Los Angeles). Bill and Tom Deardorff joined the company during these times and represented the third generation of Deardorff’s to join the family business. Bill and Tom followed the same core philosophy of their ancestors while adding the commitment to always try to be on the leading edge of innovation in the produce industry. This challenge resulted in the company making many key introductions in farming, packaging and cooling of fresh produce.
Today, the family business is operated in Ventura County by the fourth generation of Deardorffs. We continue to follow the philosophies and chanlleges set forth by our ancestors. We are doing this by, among many other things, engaging in what we call sustainable farming practices.
Apples, Berries, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Pluots, Peaches, Nectarines, White Peaches and White Nectarines, Squash, Onions, Green Beans, Wax Beans, Romano Beans, White and Yellow Sweet Corn, Black-eyed Peas, Tomatoes, Cukes, Dill, Basil, Peppers, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Melons and other Fruits and Vegetables. Honey.
Picnic area, Groups must call in advance. Open Every Day in Season. Call in advance for availability and conditions.
Wholesum Harvest is the Crisantes Family of Sinaloa, Mexico, carrying on an 80-year tradition of growing wholesome, healthy food. Our family's farm started three generations ago when Miguel Crisantes Gatzionis came to Mexico from Greece. Don Miguel's son (Theojary Sr.) and his three sons-Theojary, Ricardo and Adrian-continue to grow and import some of the western hemisphere's finest fresh organic vegetables and fruit.
We welcome you to explore our history, discover our wholesome produce, meet our farmers, and examine our socially responsible programs. As you visit, you'll find how our whole family's business reflects Theojary Crisantes' philosophy of why we grow our produce organically:
"Good for the people that work the land, helps protect the health of the consumer, and helps provide a future environment better than the one we have today."
Today, San Miguel Produce provides fresh, nutritious and delicious leafy greens in fresh-cut packaged and bunch greens, in the labels of Cut ‘n Clean Greens and San Miguel Produce. In addition, the company offers a full line of organic, packaged and bunch greens, in the Cut ‘n Clean Greens Organic and in San Miguel Produce labels.
Recently, a new Asian line of vegetables, labeled Jade, was added to the company’s family of products. The convenience of healthy and traditional Asian greens in consumer friendly packages makes it easier to prepare authentic Asian dishes. The Jade line is a family partnership between Nishimori cousins, Roy and Steve. As a highly regarded grower of fresh Asian vegetables, Steve Nishimori of Channel Islands Farm, grows these Jade/Asian products year-round in California.
About me: We sell organic grapes, raisins and nuts in california farmers markets, Los Gatos, Fresno, etc.
John bought the orchard in 1987 with his father. It is still a family operated farm; his wife manages the on farm food safety and his 21 year-old daughter does some of the farming. They have been certified organic by CCOF since 1991.
Organica Fresh is a sales and marketing company of organic fruits and vegetables. Our diverse selection of produce is farmed in the U.S. state of California, and Baja California Sur, Mexico. We work with growers, retailers and wholesale distributors to provide fresh, healthy, high quality organically grown produce.
Organica Fresh provides better-for-you organic products. We pride ourselves on marketing products grown using sustainable and socially responsible farming methods. We routinely visit local farms and personally select the finest crops from organic growers. We insist on environmental integrity in all phases of production from growing, picking, and packing, to the transportation of our produce. We constantly seek out best practices to move our produce quickly to market while reducing waste in fuel and packaging.
Organica Fresh intends on becoming the industry leader in growing, shipping, marketing, and selling of the finest organic fruits and vegetables available in the world.
Full Belly Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, an hour northwest of Sacramento. Full Belly has been farmed using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.
The farm owners are Andrew Brait, Judith Redmond, Paul Muller, and Dru Rivers. With help from about 45 to 55 employees, the farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. The farm also has a flock of chickens, a herd of sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.
Full Belly's system includes: growing and marketing over 80 different crops; providing year-round employment for farm labor; using cover crops that fix nitrogen and provide organic matter for the soil; developing innovative marketing strategies; and planting habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife. This set of strategies allows the farm to integrate farm production with longer-term environmental goals.
Our farm is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and is located in the beautiful Capay Valley where rich creek-bottom soil, intense summer heat and winter frost make exceptionally tasty fruits and vegetables. Our farm is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and is located in the beautiful Capay Valley where rich creek-bottom soil, intense summer heat and winter frost make exceptionally tasty fruits and vegetables.
Viva Tierra is a leading brand of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables. CF Fresh distributes Viva Tierra Organic produce to a diverse array of wholesalers, retailers and processors throughout North America and overseas.
As a certified organic produce marketer since 1994, we have a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the organic produce business. From certification to production to marketing, our experienced staff will help you make your organic program a success.
A RICH TRADITION IN GARLIC
In the early 1890's, Ole Christopher left Denmark for the long journey to America. He had heard stories about the dark, fertile soil of America's "salad bowl," and knew he'd found the ideal spot for his family to settle when he first set eyes on beautiful Santa Clara Valley.
For over 50 years the Christopher family has been growing superior California garlic from its privately owned farms in Gilroy. We take great pride in providing the highest quality, most flavorful, and healthy garlic available today. We invite you to enjoy Christopher Ranch brand garlic wherever California garlic products are sold.
Organic Girl is a small group of women and men in California's fertile Salinas Valley who want to offer the best organic produce ever offered.
We created the name organicgirl® because we wanted something that had a sense of youth and promise and freshness about it. And we wanted to make real sure you know we're an organic only company. And once we chose the name, something dawned on us: Who is organicgirl? Both men and women alike who enjoy healthy, fresh, sustainable produce grown in harmony with Mother Nature. We're all organicgirls. In fact, we have it on good authority that Mother Nature is an organicgirl, too.
Our desire is to always be seen as offering the very best quality produce done the right way. This means unique approaches to organic growing, it means rejecting produce that just isn't good enough, it means triple washing our salads, it means using earth-friendly 100% recycled plastic packaging, it means a real focus on getting our produce to your store as fast as possible, and it means offering products that are a bit different in some way that matters to you. Every day, we listen to the people who enjoy our produce, and offer products that meet your needs.
At Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo, our mission is to grow great tasting, healthy food in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
We strive for a sustainable approach to agriculture, using sound business practices and organic farming methods. We are proud to have helped many individuals and communities prosper through an unwavering vision geared toward social change.
Having already created Jacobs Farm, a successful organic farming operation, and with a knack for developing niche markets, longtime organic farmers Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin were confident in their vision for their next venture. In 1985, they encountered a community of struggling, subsistence-level farmers in Mexico, and the Del Cabo cooperative was conceived.
More than 25 years ago, we started a journey in a 2½-acre garden that has extended from our community to yours: local and national and international, rural and urban, kitchen tables and dining halls, supermarkets and corner stores. Learn more about our story >>
Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to producing the purest food possible, food that nourishes and delights.
We’re passionate about people and the planet, and we believe both deserve our respect and care. Learn more about a healthy planet>>
We’ve been a pioneer since 1984, and we continue to blaze new trails in organic food and farming. We challenge conventional business practices and innovate across grocery aisles to inspire and nourish the people who buy our food.
Covilli Brand Organics' roots are over twenty years old and are firmly intertwined with Circle Produce Co., Inc. Circle Produce is a small family owned operation that began as a grower/shipper of quality, conventional mixed vegetables. With organically certifiable land available to Circle Produce in Baja California and Sonora Mexico, our family ventured into the challenging sector of organic farming. We believed in the concept of incorporating an organic product line that mirrored our conventional program. In 1996 our family began growing organically for another shipper and shortly thereafter, Covilli Brand Organics Inc., was established as the marketing arm for the organic line of mixed vegetables and melons.
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. is an organization with a passion to Be the Best. So say the people who know us best…our customers and consumers. Everyone inside our organization, from Pickers to the President, is aligned and engaged to deliver on our vision to be the fresh mushroom supplier of choice to retailers and foodservice operators in North America. We deliver significant category growth in sales and profits to our customers while increasing household consumption. This is accomplished by delivering the freshest, safest and most nutritious mushrooms in the world to our consumers. Our 4,000 employees hope you enjoy our website. You’ll be impressed with the versatility and healthiness of Monterey mushrooms.
Wong Potatoes Inc. is a family owned business, which has been growing, packing, and shipping potatoes in the United States since 1930. We ship potatoes throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim counties. Owners are Dee Dee and Daniel Chin, third generation potato farmers in the Klamath Basin. The Klamath Basin is ideal for growing quality products, because of it's high elevation (4,100 ft) and short growing season (115 days). We grow and certify through Primus Labs and Oregon Department of Agriculture programs. We raise red, yellow, russet, and specialty potatoes along with a full line of organically grown potatoes, with the majority going to retail and foodservice fresh markets. We have a well established customer base, serving some for over forty-five years, and we ship out over 70 million pounds of potatoes during the months of September thru July.
Awe Sum Organics is dedicated to furthering global sustainability through organic, non-GMO agriculture. Since 1985, we have remained devoted to providing the best tasting, freshest organic fruit through authentic farming that respects our soil, our water and our planet. In partnership with our extraordinary growers, we strive to minimize our carbon footprint and keep soils healthy for future generations. Our guiding principle is integrity, both in our products and our business practices. We are committed to ensuring fair, sustainable returns for our family of growers, and improving the quality of life in our global community.
Sunkist is a not-for-profit marketing cooperative entirely owned by and operated for the California and Arizona citrus growers who make up its membership.
Cooperatives give producers clout. In today's competitive international market, an independent grower stands alone against the competition. As a member of a cooperative, each individual grower joins with other growers to gain a mutually larger market share. A cooperative of growers together can do many things that a grower alone cannot afford to do — develop a worldwide market, promote a brand name, access a global transportation system, develop comprehensive research capabilities, and gain governmental access to overseas markets — to name a few.
Our Association, Bananeros Organicos Solidarios – BOS, was constituted in the year 2003 with the objective of promoting the development of small farmers of organic bananas located in the district of Salitral, Province of Sullana, in the Region of Piura, Peru.
Currently, there are 396 producers that integrate the association, which are distributed in 326 hectares, who have been strictly fulfilling the norms of organic quality and just commerce, creating a balance between the economical, social and environment aspects.
We believe that by farming organically, we become better growers overall. We are currently farming organic roma tomatoes and organic strawberries. Our plan is to expand our organic offerings across all of the commodities we grow.
Our organic roma tomatoes are available year round. We have organic farms in all of our growing regions to ensure a consistent supply 365 days a year. Our organic roma tomatoes are available in 20 pound bulk boxes and are stickered with the organic PLU and country of origin. We also sell organic roma tomatoes in a one pound clamshell.
Our organic strawberries are grown in Baja, Mexico and along the California coast. We have year round production, but peak volumes will be during the spring and summer months.
Frontier began as a two-person operation in 1976 in a cabin along the Cedar River in Eastern Iowa. We have grown steadily since then to become a major supplier in the booming natural products industry. This outstanding performance throughout the years reflects our close harmony with both industry trends and the values of natural products consumers.
Howard and Jean Albano and their son Byron who are in charge of all growing, picking, packing and marketing of their 265 organic certified acres. The Albano family has been growing apples for the past 25 years in the remote mountainous area of Cuyama, surrounded by the Los Padres National forest in Santa Barbara County. As Earl traveled from Ojai to Cuyama along country highways 33 to 166 there was open farmland as far as the eye could see and not much else.
Cuyama is located at an elevation of 3200 feet which brings warm days and cool nights for the dormant/chill hours apples need. In addition the abundant native water supply and rich mineral soil produce quality harvest organic apples.
Steve Taft, President and CEO of Eco Farms, began growing, packing and selling produce from his family’s farm in the Pauma Valley area in the early 1970’s. His parents were strong advocates of natural farming, using biological fertilizers and avoiding the use of pesticides whenever possible and so were among the very earliest of “organic” avocado and citrus farmers. During the week, Steve would irrigate, hand weed and harvest his crops, then pack them into containers and drive this fruit to Los Angeles to be sold to various wholesale produce marketers.
Since 1981, we have been directly involved with the promotion and development of organically grown citrus, avocados and sub-tropical fruits grown in Southern California. It is with the belief that it is our responsibility to be respectful stewards of our created earth that we work and manage a company of dedicated people that lend support to the overall development of organic, sustainable agriculture and viable, responsible methods of recycling and usage of our cherished resources.
Noel Stehly is a third generation California farmer, and second generation in San Diego County. Noel is co-owner of Stehly Ranch and Stehly Farms Organics a citrus, avocado, berry, and vegetable operation in Valley Center. With a focus on organic growing and marketing, as well as educating the public on the value of local produce.
Quality Packing and Shipping is a family owned growing and packing operation in Stockton, CA. The Bozzano family owns and operates a 54 acre organic cherry orchard and a 45 acre organic olive orchard. Although the trees were planted in 1980 when Jack Bozzano began farming, the orchard is only in its 5thseason of organic production. Jack said it was his wife Nancy, who had a long standing interest in healthy and sustainable food systems, that inspired the transition to organic production 8 years ago.
At Pacific Organic and Purity.Organic, we're dedicated to getting our delicious, organically grown fruit, juices and drinks into markets and corner stores where everybody can enjoy them. We have been partnering with select organic growers for over 15 years, getting their produce (and now their juice) out to the public.
The Jewel Date Company started in 1995 as a dried fruit marketer. In 1997 we purchased the Covalda Date Company, which had been packing and selling fruit since 1935. We are one of the largest dried fruit grower/packers in the Coachella Valley. We still use many of the age-old processing secrets passed on to us from the Covalda Company. Nearly 1/2 of the original employees still help us every year. The Jewel Date Company is the parent company of Shields Date Garden and handles all wholesale orders for Shields Date Garden.
Since 1924, Ocean Mist Farms has pioneered the commercial planting and shipping of Artichokes in Castroville (a town that has become synonymous with the thorny, odd-looking little vegetable), and today it is recognized as the largest Artichoke operation in the United States. Through the Depression, labor strikes, wars, floods and freezes, Ocean Mist Farms' commitment to high quality and superior service has never wavered. Commitment to its customers has always dictated a continuous emphasis on quality assurance from soil to consumer.oceanMist
Coastal View Produce is a third generation family owned farming operation. From our own fields and those of partner growers we produce haricot vert beans, asparagus, avocados, and lemons on a nearly year-round basis. Our produce arrives to you from our strictly maintained, PrimusLab certified fields in the Salinas Valley. We are dedicated to provide the freshest products available.
Terra Firma is located in beautiful Winters, California, one of the oldest fruit and vegetable growing regions in Northern California. Because of its high annual rainfall, rich soils, mild weather, year-round creek, and location just 70 miles or so from San Francisco, Winters has provided urbanites in the Bay Area with fresh produce for over 100 years.
Grimmway Farms is dedicated to providing good value, consistent quality and dependable service to fulfill our customers’ needs. Beginning with our founders’ farm stand in 1968, those guiding principles have enabled our company to conduct business with integrity for more than 40 years. At Grimmway Farms, our commitment to our customers is to continue to offer unsurpassed quality, innovative products and packaging; and to employ strict safety standards and extensive sustainability programs and practices. - See more at: http://grimmway.com/carrots/about-grimmway/#sthash.aA9Fqc7B.dpuf
Riverbend Organic Farms is located in Jefferson, Oregon. There are approximately 500 acres in total on the farm; about 400 acres are planted with blueberries and the remaining acres are empty grass fields. On the farm there is also a one-acre research block, where different varieties of blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, and currants are harvested for observing different variety characteristics. The whole farm was certified organic in June 2012.
We grow and sell organic apples and make apple juice. We have the finest organic Gravenstein apples in the county.When Bernie moved to Pomo Tierra, he had limited gardening experience, and zero experience managing an orchard or running a farm. As he says, “It’s not rocket science.” He was able to learn by doing, and over time he has built up a healthy, organic farm and a successful business. -
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From southern California, to central Washington, clear to the Canadian border, Stemilt grows tree fruits in the very best sites to maximize the growing conditions for every variety. Stemilt's entire crop of apples, pears, stone fruits, and the majority of its cherries are grown throughout eastern Washington.
Three Star Farms has been growing melons in Los Banos for 95 years and Berj Moosekian is a 3rd generation farmer. Three Star Farms has built their reputation on consistently growing/shipping melons of the highest quality and flavor. Berj feels that the high quality and excellent flavor of Three Star melons is due, in part, to the farm's location in the west valley. The west valley (Firebaugh to Los Banos) is ideal for growing melons because of its rich soil and low water table. The hot, dry conditions also contribute to this being an excellent growing region for melons.
Originally from San Jose, California, Cheryl Stewart and husband Ron seemed unlikely candidates for organic farming given their ownership of several dry cleaning stores. However, according to Stewart, they always wanted to buy a farm, particularly a fruit orchard. So in 1975, the couple purchased a motor home, packed up their three young sons and began touring farming states throughout the West, including Washington, Idaho and Oregon. "We always wanted to get out into the country and raise some great tasting fruit," says Stewart. "We're a very adventurous family, so we moved on and never looked back."
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Over fifty years ago, Marko Zaninovich recognized that the hot, arid climate and long, sunny days of California's southern San Joaquin Valley were ideal for growing quality table grapes. It was in the heart of this valley that he established the roots of Sunview. Combining this solid foundation with the talents of the founding father's second generation, the company has grown to become one of California's largest family-owned and operated table grape operations.
With their house nestled within their organic kiwifruit orchard, Dennis and Debbie’s home is “paradise.” Their commitment to Organic Kiwifruit production reflects their way of life and their connection with the land around them. Dennis is one of New Zealand’s many dairy farmers who have converted farmland to a commercial kiwifruit orchard. He has been growing ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit now for over 30 years and ZESPRI® GREEN ORGANIC Kiwifruit for over 10 years. Dennis’s decision to transition to organic practices was driven by a desire to protect and nurture the environment that provides shelter and a livelihood for his family.
We are third generation farmers transitioning into the organic markets over the last 10 years. We now have over 100 acres certified organic by CCOF. We currently grow brussels sprouts, leeks, artichokes, beets, peas, beans and pumpkins.
The first generation of farmers began in 1920 when Dante Rodoni came from Italy to the USA. He was 10 years old and attended local schools while living at the Younger Ranch. At age 16, he moved with his family to the Hoover Ranch on Waddell Creek and worked with his father in cattle.
The Heinke Family pioneered the commercial kiwi fruit industry in the United States, setting out nine plants as an experiment for the State of California in 1960. Five years later their first commercial shipment of 166 pounds brought .80 per pound. Today, fifteen acres produce premium kiwi fruit that is handpicked and handpacked according to size for sale in the United States and overseas markets. John's and David's expertise in farming has proven to be a valuable asset in juice making. They have learned from the ground up that growing conditions, selecting the right varieties and proper handling of the fruit determines the quality of the finished product.
The Heinke's Family is very dedicated and takes great pride in being "America's Premier supplier of Organically grown Concord Table Grapes".
Rincon Farms is located in Carpinteria, California. Our cool, coastal climate is ideal for growing and packing California avocados. Nestled in a valley amongst hundreds of acres of avocados, cherimoyas and other sub-tropical fruit, Rincon Farms is just minutes away from our avocado growers and Highway 101, Southern California's major coastal highway.
RD Fresh, creator of VegieFresh, is proud to sell products that save our clients money, but we are even more proud that our products help save the planet. With the success of our RD Fresh product line for commercial applications (Restaurants, Hospitals, Food Service), we wanted to find a way to give the same benefits to every household. We realized that fruit and vegetables accounted for the largest losses in consumer food waste and made this our focus. Using our 100% natural mineral mix we created VegieFresh! We hope you enjoy using our product and enjoy eating more of your delicious fruit and vegetables.
Honey Heaven was established in 1972 as a specialty honey shop in Eugene. The business was purchased by Eugene Scott in 1981 and he changed the business focus to wholesale after having trouble with employees eating the product inventory. In August of 2003, Charlie and Julie Tilt purchased the business from Eugene when he retired. We have grown in many ways since then, including selling a greater diversity of products. Consequently, we thought a name change that embodies our spirit would be appropriate. We chose the hummingbird because of its versatility -it flies in all directions- and its gentle nature- it sips the nectar of the flowers without harming the flowers. As of 2007, our name is Hummingbird Wholesale!
Hummingbird Wholesale remains a small, family owned and operated business focused on being a positive force for change in the food industry.
Dole's dedication to quality is a commitment solidly backed by: stringent quality control measures, novel and state-of-the-art production and transportation technologies, continuous improvement through research and innovation, and dedication to the safety of our employees, communities and the environment.
DOLE Organic Bananas comply with the very same quality standards as the conventional bananas, with the difference that they have been grown organically.
Utilizing over 30 years of farming knowledge and grown on 350 acres of premium farmland, Devine Organics is the largest producer of organic asparagus in North America. More commodities are becoming available with an additional 150 acres being planted. Look for organic lettuce, organic broccoli, organic celery and more, all with the promise of being fresh and natural as you've come to rely on with Devine Organics.
Baia Pasta is an Oakland-based artisan food company founded by Renato Sardo with Dario Barbone. Both Renato and Dario were born and raised in Piemonte, a region in Northwestern Italy.
The seed for Baia Pasta started when Renato learned that most Italian pasta is made from American and Canadian wheat that is shipped to Italy, made into pasta, and then shipped back.
After a few years of study, Renato extracted enough wisdom from the Italian maestri to start extruding his own pastasciutta made from all sorts of grains from local farms.
Have you ever tasted freshly made tofu? Or yuba, the thin sheets of soy that rise to the top of heated soymilk? Have you tasted the difference made by using the finest soybeans available?
At Hodo Soy, our mission is to craft the highest quality tofu and create innovative and delicious tofu-based artisan foods that will forever change the way you know tofu. Our hand-crafted tofu is made from organic, non-GMO, US-grown, whole soybeans. Hodo tofu reflects, in both taste and nutrition, the high quality ingredients we use. Taste the Difference!
Las Palmalitas Ranch has been owned by one family for over 150 years. In 1868 the Thurmond family came from North Carolina to settle in the Carpinteria Valley.
Carpinteria and the Central Coast have become the heart of the California avocado growing region. The fertile soil of California provides prime growing conditions for excellent and premium avocados.
Located 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean the Thurmond’s-Upson’s-Peters and finally Carleton’s came to own the family land (20 acres). Adjacent to Las Palmalitas Ranch, and part of the original ranch, is 50 acres of avocados owned by our other family members. Sharron Carleton comes from this long line of farmers and keeps a close eye on how her son (Billy) and husband (Will) run the ranch.
Josie’s Organics products include broccoli, sweet baby broccoli, romaine hearts, celery, cilantro, Italian parsley, curly parsley, red & green kale, Lacinato kale, red & green chard, rainbow chard, collards, spinach, red & green leaf lettuce, red & gold beets and radishes.
Josie’s products are grown in CA and AZ and are distributed by Braga Fresh Family Farms of Soledad, CA. Products are certified USDA organic by QAI, OneCert or CCOF.
Pasha Organic Peppers, Eggplant and Green Beans are meticulously grown in the Coachella Valley. Our growers emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Our products are produced without using conventional pesticides or fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients.
Before our products can be labeled "Pasha Organic" our farms must pass a rigorous inspection by an accredited representative from the USDA that makes sure all the necessary rules are being followed to meet USDA organic standards.
We at John Givens Farm believe that diversity of crops creates a more sustainable farming ecosystem, while greater biological variety provides a healthier diet for its consumers. Our fertilizer program includes composting, cover cropping, and major and minor mineral additions that provide mineral and microbiological enhancement to the crops while providing you with tastier produce and better shelf life. We harvest daily to provide the freshest produce for your table.
Established in 1966 in Therma, CA. Specializing in Citrus.
Mike is a third generation farmer with a knack for storytelling. Both of Nori's grandparents were small family farmers, so she spent many days on the farm growing up. Mike and Nori are high school sweethearts. They took over the Naylor farm in 1979 and converted to organic practices in 1984. Mike and Nori moved to the Naylor homestead in 2009 after remodeling it. They first opened their farm stay in 2011.
Rainier Fruit Company is one of the largest growers of fresh apples, pears, cherries and blueberries in the United States. But we started with humble beginnings. The roots of our company date back to 1888 when our ancestors moved to Washington from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and started growing apples on a small parcel in Selah. Since then, we have steadily grown with the dedication of their descendants whose commitment to quality is the rootstock for producing the finest apples, pears and cherries anywhere in the world.
When founders Mayra and Manuel Velazquez de Leon started Organics Unlimited in 2000, it was with a mission to provide the best quality organic tropical fruits to consumers in the US, Canada and Mexico. The mission also included not forgetting the social responsibilities of their backgrounds - to care for the workers who make this quality possible.
Tom Nunes Sr. began farming California's Salinas Valley in the early 1930s. Today, the next three generations of family continue his legacy of pioneering spirit, innovation and commitment to provide top-quality produce for consumers worldwide.
Second-generation brothers Bob and Tom Nunes founded The Nunes Company, Inc. in 1976, and have worked to develop the Foxy brand and to expand distribution of quality produce throughout the United States and to other countries.
Aztlan is one of the organic farms that grow for Bridges Produce, which was founded in 2002 with a goal of providing excellent customer service and maximizing each growers potential in the marketplace. They have a strong dedication to organic and sustainable farming, honesty, integrity, and charitable giving.
Organic growing methods are crucial for the health of Mexican farming families! Due to close proximity, people living on conventional farmland are exposed to the same toxic chemicals as the plants. In contrast, organic farmers cooperate with nature and utilize techniques that keep the food, the land, and the people clean and healthy.
A.V. Thomas Produce sells sweet potatoes under the Nature's Pride brand.
Beginning with a small acreage in 1988, consumer interest in "organic" sweet potatoes has grown to the point that A.V. Thomas Produce is now the largest grower-packer-shipper of organic sweet potatoes in the United States
California ranks fourth in areas planted with sweet potatoes with about 11,500 acres, and third in production with about 4.5 million 40-lb. boxes. Over 80% of California sweet potato and yam production is in Merced County, geographically located in the center of the state in the most productive agricultural area in the world – the San Joaquin Valley. In Merced County, the crop has a farm gate value of more than $45 million.
California grows many types of sweet potatoes and yams, however, consumers can typically find three kinds in the supermarkets:
Golden Sweet or O'Henry...A dry flesh potato with a mild, nutty flavor, yellow to cream colored on the inside with light brown skin. Excellent in casseroles, side dishes or simply baked and served as an alternative to either sweet orange types or a plain Irish Potato.
Beauregard or Covington...This is the number one selling sweet potato in the California and United States. Bright orange, moist and sweet on the inside, copper colored on the outside. Excellent for baking, casseroles, roasting or simply by themselves.
Diane or Red Yams... Extra moist and flavorful, these potatoes are orange on the inside with red copper to plum colored skin. The Garnet is the premium red yam and well worth the extra money if it is available. Best baked in the skin and served with butter, these sweet potatoes also do well in pies, cakes and breads.
Since 1980, Ebby’s Organic Farm has been a successful family-run business. Organic from the beginning, they were pioneers in pushing the organic movement in Santa Barbara. While much of their produce is shipped to Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ebby’s focus is to keep things local, by networking with restaurants, grocers, and organizations committed to sustainable agriculture.
The Blossom Hill orchards are located in Patterson, CA which is considered to be the world's best Apricot growing grounds. Lucich Santos Farms has been family owned for more that 90 years with over 35 years growing and shipping apricots. The combined location and experience produces a sweet and juicy fruit that you have to taste to believe.
Phil and Katherine Foster farm 250 acres of C.C.O.F. and I.F.O.A.M. certified organic fruit and vegetables on two ranches near San Juan Bautista and Hollister, California. We have a diverse range of crops, marketing up to 60 produce items at the peak of the season.
We have been farming certified organic fruits and vegetables in San Juan Capistrano for 10 years now. When I first came back to Orange County in 1996, I had been away from the Orange County for a long time. Now 2006, the change form rural to suburb to urban is final. Orange County, a land of fertile vineyards, orchards and row crops is now The OC. Orange County is orange less.
Our farm is an anomaly. In less than 10 years this could be the only farm left in Orange County. Not only is there soon to be nowhere to farm, there is really no one to left do the farming in Orange County.
Notice that we have a few new pages on our website. Please visit those pages to see what we are up too next. I have expanded the scope of South Coast Farms.
With several decades of experience in marketing organic produce, Brenda Haught and Dennis Maul are committed to aiding the planet and farmer alike. In 1999, Brenda began marketing organic fruits and vegetables for Pavich Family Farms. A couple years, later Brenda left Pavich Family Farms and brought with her a few of the vegetable growers that Pavich was no longer able to service and began working with Sierra Heights Marketing, now known as Homegrown Organic Farms.
We are a 70-acre farm located in Hollister, California. Our family has been farming in San Benito County since the mid-1800's. We proudly grow several crops for wholesale as well as make compost which we use on our own land and sell to other growers, too.
Anthony A. Bianco's business skills surfaced early in his life. As an 18-year-old Italian immigrant, he bought and sold fresh produce from a pushcart in the streets of New york City. His determination to succeed led him to open a marketing and distribution company on the New York Produce Market within only a few years.
24 years later, Anthony Bianco moved with his wife and 8 children to Fresno, California to be closer to the grapes and tree fruit that he would sell through his New York office. In 1950, he founded Bi-Mor Farms and Bianco Fruit Corporation to market his produce. By 1958, he had earned national prominence and was proclaimed, "Juice Grape King of the United States," by New Yorker Magazine.
K.M.K. Organic Farms is a 70 acre organic family owned farm located in Kingsburg, Calif. We sell at local farmers markets, 2 CSA's and to local restaurants. We grow alittle of everything! 11 varieties of avocados, 8 of these varieties are thin skinned so you do not have to peel these! Really cool and they have a much better flavor than the store bought kind!
Tomorrow’s Organics is a producer, marketer and distributor of organic fruits and vegetables. The company produces its product in several regions, with the two primary ones being California and Colorado, and it serves a variety of customers.
Check out Tomorrow's Organics on Instagram here.
At the end of the 2012 growing season, we retired from market farming and have shut down our farming operation. Synergy Farm is now for sale.
Inna makes fresh, seasonal jams from organic fruit sourced within 150 miles of our Emeryville kitchen. by sourcing produce directly from local organic farmers we're able to get the best possible fruit - fruit that’s picked ripe and is absolutely fresh.
In 2016 Golden Gate Organics discovered that Inna products were not certified organic but only made with some organic ingredients. Because of this we no longer carry their products. For a list of other retailers carrying their products please see this link.
On the Masumoto Family Farm we cultivate Certified Organic peaches, nectarines, and grapes (for raisins). We do our best to sustainably farm our 80 acres south of Fresno and share our harvests through food, writing, and art. We love what we do.
Established in 1997 and locally-owned by Frank Moscone, All Seasons Mushrooms Inc. is one of the most prominent “certified organic” mushroom production and marketing companies on the West Coast of Canada in its vigilance towards a philosophy of…
“Service. Quality. Integrity”
The Wild River name was inspired by our farm’s location alongside the Yuba River which surges out of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains into the fertile Sacramento Valley in Northern California. For more than a century, gold miners, politicians and farmers have tried to tame the 10-year flood cycle of the river’s south fork. Our family took a different approach. Led by our patriarch, Gordon Noland, we progressively changed our agricultural practices to adapt to the nuances and rhythm of the river. As a result, Wild River’s orchards and vineyards thrive, naturally nourished by the highly fertile, nutrient-rich topsoil deposited by the river’s overflow.
Our family has farmed this land for over five decades. Our hands have designed the state of the art irrigation system, planted, pruned and harvested the fruit. Unlike large corporate farms, we know the provenance of each piece that carries the Wild River™ label and we proudly guarantee our product’s incomparable quality for you and your family to enjoy.
Welcome to Wild River.
The Noland Family
Ted Vignolo, the son of an Italian immigrant, started growing cotton in 1938. Soon after, the family expanded the business to include conventional and organic table grapes, wine grapes, organic and conventional potatoes, pistachios, alfalfa, and almonds. To support demand for the growing business, an on-site marketing company, Top Brass Marketing, was established in 1999. Since that time, Top Brass Marketing has been honored to be the exclusive sales agent for Vignolo Farms, marketing our fine grapes and potatoes to retail, wholesale, and foodservice distribution accounts worldwide.
For over 80 years and three generations Glaum Egg Ranch has been
committed to humane, sustainable and environmentally sound family
farming practices. The number one goal of our ranch is to provide
above-standard conditions to protect the health and welfare of our
Our 28 acre ranch is nestled in the foothills of Santa Cruz County
surrounded by healthy organic fields and cooled by the natural air-
conditioning from ocean breezes off Monterey Bay. We are a 100% CAGE
FREE family farm. Our chickens, at anytime, have the luxury of roaming
free, dust bathing, perching, nesting, eating and drinking. Our chickens
drink fresh water daily from our own well and are fed vegetarian and
natural organic diets without animal proteins, hormones or antibiotics.
Order organic Glaum Eggs from Golden Gate Organics here.
Straus Family Creamery was founded in 1994. We are a family-owned and operated business, dedicated to make the highest quality and minimally processed organic dairy products. With our dairy and creamery located in the small town of Marshall on the Northern California Coast, we were the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States.
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Our cream cheese process exemplifies the artisan nature of our handcrafted methods. Rich flavor originates from vat-cultured milk, cream, and sea salt. Curds packed into muslin bags are individually hand-rotated and drained to create a remarkably light texture.
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Mindful Meats was started with the understanding that people need a reliable and healthy source of protein, and the awareness that our food supply around the world is tightening. Our focus is on supplying a sustainable, ecologically sound, and humane choice for consumers choosing to eat meat. We support organic certification as it ensures that our pastured animals are never treated with antibiotics, hormones, or parasiticides, or consume any food treated with pesticides or chemicals.
Amphora Nueva features the largest, freshest selection of single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars on tap. Family owned & operated, we have had a presence in the olive oil oil industry for the past 90 years. We work in close partnership with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver fresh, high quality products to our customers all year long. We personally source all of our products and never deal with middlemen.
Our independent sourcing and our bulk purchasing enables us to offer these world class items at extremely reasonable prices. We are proud to say that we produce many of our own olive oils & consistently feature, a host of award winning, Ultra Premium Extra Virgin olive oils.
Mary’s Free Range Chickens is proud to be family owned and operated since 1954. Mary's son, David Pitman, is a third-generation Pitman farmer that leads the company today. David and his brothers have been taught by their father Rick, who learned from his father Don, about the importance of animal husbandry and our responsibility to protect the welfare of animals.
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SPICELY ORGANICS began in 2003 when our founders, John Chansari and Clara Bonner began selling spices out of their kitchen in Menlo Park, California. Since then, we have grown to a warehouse and adjoining offices located in Fremont, California. Worldwide, we have over 50 passionate employees and counting. In 2012, we opened our first ever Spicely Boutique, located in downtown San Francisco.
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organicgirl is a small group of women and men in California's fertile Salinas Valley who want to offer the best organic produce ever offered.
So…What if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Like me, you’d feel better about eating them, and serving them to your family. That simple idea has always been, and will continue to be, what drives Applegate. From our table to yours, thank you for joining the movement.
Native to South America, the stevia plant is a small shrub that has been used as a source of natural, zero-calorie sweetness for hundreds of years. Browse articles, FAQs and recipes to learn more about this natural alternative to sugar and how it can play a role in your diet.
We are veterans in our field with over 25 years of experience. For us, the best part of that is helping others reach their goals. We share our knowledge, expertise and services and make your idea into a successful reality. Custom services include everything you need: Coffee sourcing, roasting, blending, and packaging for both coffee and tea.
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Larry Peter, owner of Spring Hill Jersey Cheese company and Petaluma Creamery, grew up in Sebastopol, CA. His father, Virgil Peter, worked for 40 years in lumberyards. His mother, Georgia Peter, grew gourmet potatoes and sold them at local farmer's markets where she eventually became known as the "Potato Queen." Virgil and Georgia always wished they could have raised their kids on a dairy farm.
In 2004, Larry risked it all when he bought aging Petaluma landmark - the nearly 100-year-old Petaluma Creamery to grow his brands and to support local dairy production. Larry’s dedication to the industry and the area has given new life and economic growth to the families in Sonoma and Marin counties.
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Proprietor Janell says it best in her own words:
Our mission is to curate the most delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars, educate you about the ones that are best for you, and help you create delicious dishes using our locally sourced ingredients.
We believe that you can taste the quality of our local, organic, sustainable oils and balsamics.
We believe that, like fine wine or high-end coffee, olive oils and balsamics should be smelled, sipped and savored—they should be experienced, not just swallowed. That’s why our shop doubles as a tasting room, a hands-on appreciation of oils and vinegars.
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As demand for our organic foods quickly grew, so did farmers’ interest in joining our cooperative. Family farmers all over the country wanted to be part of this thriving movement. But as we expanded out of the Coulee Region, it became obvious we needed a brand name. After all, we couldn’t keep calling our cheese CROC (Coulee Region Organic Cheese).
After weeks of brainstorming, a couple of our very first employees came up with a name: Organic Valley. And with a new name and our cooperative business model, we soon emerged as the nation’s leading producer of organic dairy. Now, after 27 years in business, we continue to produce some of the highest quality organic dairy, vegetables, soy and eggs. But our mission to create a healthier future never ends.
Nancy’s career at Springfield Creamery has supported the growth of her own family, including her husband, Jerry, and two daughters, Emily and Meredith. “The neat thing about this creamery is that it’s not just work,” she says. “I’m the bookkeeper and the historian. I do research on new cultures, new ingredients; I taste every batch of yogurt we make. We are each deep banks of knowledge about many things, and what makes it so enjoyable is that we all fill in for each other in so many ways. It’s a culture of sharing.”
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