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.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Items we carry from Sierra Nevada Cheese Company include:
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.
Items we carry from Spicely Organic include the following:
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.
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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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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Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. grows more varieties of organic culinary and nutraceutical mushrooms than any farm in America. We harvest eight varieties of organic specialty mushrooms for America's finest restaurants, specialty food wholesalers and gourmet grocers.
The En Divina Luz avocado ranch encompasses 64 acres near Temecula, CA. Jason and Sheryl Kunkle farm the organic avocados to order. This means that their avocados are never more than 24hrs from being picked before heading towards your organic produce delivery from us here at Golden Gate Organics.
Look for En Divina Luz hass avocados in your box from May through July with the last pick of avocados usually happening by mid-August.
Coliman is a family business that started working in the agricultural sector under the blue sky of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico in 1963. Their mission is to be a reliable producer & provider of high quality fruits and vegetables, with an excellent customer service; reaching our goals of growth and profitability, as well as social and environmental responsibility.
In 2014 Coliman became the first Mexican grower to earn Organic Fair Trade certification. This ensures that their workers earn a decent and dignified livelihood.
Coliman bananas are certified USDA organic and grown using all-natural repellent techniques in order to protect the fruit and their customers.
JW Produce is a 100 acre farm located just outside of Watsonville, California. They started with little more than a garden, selling from a small farm stand by the roadside and from these humble beginnings, have become a favorite local supplier within their own community and abroad. At JW Produce they believe in eliminating toxic loads from our fruits, farms, and bodies. They want to build strong, healthy soil to help produce better, richer, more natural tasting food.
JW Produce is a major sponsor of Amatitenses LV, an organization in Jalisco, Mexico. Amatitense is a shelter that helps women seek an escape from violence and gives them shelter, food, guidance, and counseling. JW Produce donates funds on a monthly basis and are seeking new ways to create revenue to donate to the Amatitense shelter. You can also directly visit the Amatitense website at http://amatitenseslv.com/
Hyde Ranch is located in Pauma Valley near Palomar State Park. Their growing season for grapefruit is most of the year. Lance Hyde, the farm's namesake, did not grow up on a farm or dream of working in agriculture. He was a workaholic for 23 years in the real estate field until he fell sick for a few years. Lance decided it was time for a healthy and organic lifestyle. He became a vegetarian and wanted a new career where he was working in the outdoor air. In 2004 Lance bought an existing 82 acre organic citrus farm with grapefruits and oranges and added lemons and avocados to the mix. He work on the farm with his wife, parents and 5 kids ranging from 2 to 11 years old.
Lance grows Star ruby and Marsh Ruby grapefruits on his certified organic farm.
El Grupo Crespo is deeply rooted in family and tradition, where traditional and modern worlds collide, creating organic, sustainable futures for many generations. Mango experts for over half a century.
Comanche Creek Farms began out of a desire for the best tasting, wholesome, "picked at it's peak", produce for our own use. With experimentation, for the best varieties, the garden expanded to the point of supplying finer restaurant's in our local area. In 1997 we began supplying restaurants on the North Coast.
Our location, just south of Chico, CA is nestled against the riparian habitat of Comanche Creek. Our produce grows in the mineral rich soil of the Butte Creek alluvion fan.
Out of respect for our environment, we have adopted a constructive organic approach to our farming. With the knowledge that soil is not simply a means for anchoring plant roots and holding artificial fertilizers to provide plant nutrients, we work with nature, recycling natural materials, and growing cover crops to maintain soil fertility. Of course we use only natural methods of pest control. These complex workings of creation have been successfully sustaining life for eons of time, our organic cultivation principals closely follow those found in the natural world.
If there is a crop that requires the warm temperature of the Northern Sacramento Valley, that you would like to see added to our line of produce, we would welcome your suggestions.
Coke Farm has been certified organic since 1981. As one of the founding members of CCOF, Dale Coke has long been concerned with the environmental and social issues surrounding organic crop production. Coke Farm is dedicated to providing delicious, healthy, organic produce not only as a service to our customers, but also for the betterment of the environment and the health of our hard-working employees.
The history of the Stueve family is deeply rooted in agriculture. Four generations ago, their ancestors arrived from Germany. They came as Germans but became American farmers, citizens, and Christian leaders in their communities.
Beginning in 1839, on a farm in Missouri, the Stueves learned to clear thick forests so they could cultivate, plant and raise cows, chickens and pigs, using plow horses to do much of the work. They retain their love and respect for horses today.
Some of the second generation, including Harold J.J. Stueve and his two uncles, Elmer and Ed migrated to Southern California to establish Alta Dena Dairy, which, in time, became one of the country’s largest family owned dairy farms.
Today the Stueve family continues their farming tradition in the Sierra Foothills in California’s Central Valley. They work hard to produce high quality, healthy, organic foods. The products produced on their Certified Organic farm include organic milk, beef, eggs, and olive oil. The cows, chickens and beef animals all graze on the pasture together to produce a perfect biodynamic environment for eggs. This farming style encourages high levels of Omega 3’s, CLA’s, and of course, is non-GMO.
We hope you will enjoy the taste and nutrition of their products but also that you appreciate the time, effort and passion that it takes to produce them.
Maywood Farms, owned by Bob and Karen, obtained C.C.O.F. Organic certification in 1990 for 25 acres of figs. This was so successful that we started the transition process on the remaining acreage in 1998.
Located in beautiful Northern California our family owned farm is less than three hours from the San Francsico Bay Area.
Unlike some farms the Maywood Farms' entire operation is located in one site. This includes the orchard, packing shed, cooler, and Bob and Karen's home. We live, work, and play here. This set up allows us to start cooling the figs within 20 minutes of picking. Our central location also allows us to carefully monitor production, and adjust our volume according to sales. This ensures that the figs are shipped immediately after being fully cooled.
You are cordially invited to explore our site to learn more about our family, our farm and our figs. Please email us with any questions or comments you may have in regards to any aspect of our farm!
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Ellwood Canyon Farms is currently located on 75 acres of diverse organic farm ground located up Winchester Canyon Road in Goleta California. Our soils and fields range from flat river bottom loams to heavier soils on south facing slopes. Our ranch is coastal and enjoys a mild climate, which allows year around production of a wide variety of vegetables. Our two main crops our fresh market Tomatoes and Peas which we sell at local farmers markets, an on farm produce stand and a diversity of wholesale outlets. We implement organic methods of farming where we focus on building long term soil fertility through crop diversity, crop rotation, cover cropping and applying compost. Only the finest varieties of vegetables are grown on our farm, often specialty or heirloom, chosen for their taste, nutrition, vigor and beauty. We invite you to stop by our booth at the farmers market or send an email and request our wholesale offerings.
Jack Motter established Ellwood Canyon Farms in 2009, and Jeff Kramer has been on board since 2010. We are very excited and feel blessed to be farming in the fertile Goleta Valley. We are confident in the soil and climate of our current ranch and look forward to a bountiful future. Read about a farm tour that Earl's Organic Produce took of the farm back in 2016.
Orchards nestled amongst deep valleys are fed by the pristine, fresh waters of the mighty Columbia River in Washington State. Our fruit thrives in a perfectly balanced climate with warm, sunny days and crisp, cool evenings that produce fruit simply bursting with color, flavor and sweetness.
Ron and Gail Trace previously lived in the Chicago area for many years where they raised their four sons and owned a landscape design/build company. They migrated to the Central California Coast in 1998 and purchased an 80 acre ranch in a quiet canyon 3 miles inland from Cayucos. In 2005, they began to plant their existing 10 acre fruit tree orchard, which is now home to their Traceland Certified Organic Hass Avocados, and many other types of fruit.
Our mission is to build a healthier world where we grow, make, and eat more clean, plant-based, nourishing and delicious food. It's about making and consuming food the way grandma used to; it's about nourishing whole food ingredients straight from nature. That's our food philosophy and that's how we make almond milk that's closest to homemade.
Enjoy Three Trees in your latté, smoothie, and in any recipe – its naturally high fat and protein content makes it a great substitute for dairy, and great when you're looking for healthy, clean energy.
Purchase our almond milk here.
Wishnow Tea was started out of the desire to offer a sustainable wholesale tea program to our customers. For many years we have packaged tea bags for other companies which often involved attaching a string and tag as well as an over wrap on each tea bag, not to mention the tea box itself. This unnecessary excess packaging, especially for wholesale use, and the waste we were aware it became never sat well with us. So rather than sit on the sidelines any longer we decided to get in the game and create a responsible and sustainable wholesale tea program the way we always thought it should be done.
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. All of Hodo Soy products are CCOF‐certified organic, non‐GMO, gluten‐free, kosher, and plant‐based. With clean ingredient lists, and a promise of healthy convenience.
Family owned farm near the Pacific coast. Perfect location for growing delicious blueberries all year long. Their blueberries are amazing.
Behind every bag of Bee Sweet’s products is a story of a farmer and his grove. It’s a story of care, thought and countless hours of planning. The plotline touches on coordination with employees, researching market trends and planning for the future; it also incorporates communication with buyers, providing for the consumer and making sure that there are enough citrus commodities to provide for future generations.
Amongst all the things listed, however, is one crucial component to this story: the environment. Without the land we use to grow our citrus, our establishment would be nonexistent. From the soil we use to grow our citrus trees, to the water we use to irrigate our fields – Bee Sweet Citrus wouldn’t be able to be California’s one-stop-shop for citrus without proper care of the land we use.
Environmental stewardship is crucial, necessary and one of Bee Sweet’s main priorities. Read about our project(s) below to gain a better understanding of how we aim to protect the land we so heavily rely on.
In 1986, Equal Exchange was founded to challenge the existing trade model, which favors large plantations, agri-business, and multi-national corporations; support small farmers; and connect consumers and producers through information, education, and the exchange of products in the marketplace. With our founding, we joined a growing movement of small farmers, alternative traders (ATOs), religious organizations, and non-profits throughout the world with like-minded principles and objectives. Underlying our work is the belief that only through organization, can small farmers survive and thrive. The cooperative model has been essential for building this model of change.
Tule Specialty Packers is located in Porterville, California. This organization primarily operates in the Fruit (Fresh) Packing Services business / industry within the Agricultural Services sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 25 years. Tule Specialty Packers is estimated to generate $477,978 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 5 people at this single location. Homegrown Organic Farms ships lemons uner the Tule Specialty label.
FirstFruits of Washington is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by the growers, Broetje and Congdon Orchards. These growers share a commitment to producing high quality fruit while balancing the demands of purpose, people, planet and profit so that a portion of profits can be donated to non-profit missions supporting the underserved.
Broetje Orchards and Congdon Orchards grow the best varieties and we provide a year-round supply of conventional and organic apples, as well as a diverse assortment of seasonal pears and sweet cherries.
Starting with a quarter acre of lettuce back in 1984 and an idea of doing things differently, Danny Duncan formed Cal-Organic Farms. It still remains family owned and operated, while promoting family values and integrity every day. Our headquarters are located in Lamont, California at the southern most end of the pristine San Joaquin Valley, 15 miles southeast of the city of Bakersfield. The San Joaquin Valley is known as one of the world’s premier agricultural growing regions. The bounty of sun and good weather in Lamont allows us to continue the tradition of quality that we are known for.
Since 1969, Del Rey Avocado has been a family-owned business located in Fallbrook, CA. Del Rey packs California avocados grown from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County. With over 40 years experience running a quality packing house operation, we continue to be both farmers at heart and in practice.
Del Rey has farms in San Diego County and intimately understands the concerns of the California Grower. Given their deep roots in the California avocado industry, Del Rey has a personal stake in every piece of advice they give to their growers.
If it is delicious avocados you are looking for, Del Rey Avocado is here to deliver them.
This small farm in Watsonville use to grow berries for the Driscoll marketing brand. Now, however, they have gone off on their own. Today they work closely with Earl's Organic Produce in San Francisco and grow based on local consumer demand in the Bay Area. Their products are of exceptional freshness and quality. This is due in part to the close proximity of the farm to the Bay and to the special love and care they take to ensure that each fruit and veggie they grow has what it needs to be its best.
Spade & Plow is a owner operated family farm located in San Martin, CA. Mike and his two sons, Nick and Sam, operate the farm and CSA program. The three owners have many years of experience in the organic produce industry in many different facets. They started Spade & Plow to play a more hands on role in all aspects of the business and strive to provide the best produce possible from seed to plate.
Golden Gate Organics delivers Spade & Plow's fresh, delicious, and giant artichokes.
Steve and Louis Marsalisi are brothers who retired to farm lemons, avocados, and limes. Their farm is located in Watsonville, California and they are certied organic with the CCOF. The brothers are known for allowing their fruits to ripen on the tree thus allowing the full flavor and sweetness to develop. The love and care that they give to their seasonal and local fruits is clear once you taste their delicious harvests.
Our pastured egg-laying hens are raised on our farm from their second day of life. We have a variety of heritage breeds including Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock. We move them multiple times each week throughout our pasture during the spring, summer, and fall months. When temperatures drop, we move our chickens into a truly cage-free, Clearspan hoop house where they have 24 hour access to the outdoors. We respect their natural laying cycle which decreases significantly in the cold months. We never use artificial lights or stressful practices to unnaturally boost production.
The Far West Fungi farm is located in the heart of Monterey Bay at Moss Landing. A steady ocean breeze and northern coastal fog makes it ideal for a consistent temperature throughout the year and a perfect location to grow mushrooms.
Their goal is to provide a year round supply of high quality, organic mushrooms (Shiitake, Tree Oyster, Lions Mane, Maitake, and King Oyster) throughout the local San Francisco Bay Area. Our family’s mission is to consistently produce quality mushrooms and provide customer service with a high level of commitment and dedication. Skilled care and attention are given to our mushrooms when growing, harvesting, grading and packing for freshness. The farm uses a balance of modern and traditional growing techniques in order to maintain high quality mushrooms while ensuring minimal impact on the environment.
Rancho Don Antonio's berry farm is certfied organic by the CCOF since 2011. Located just south of San Luis Obispo they grow some of the best blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries in California. Their blackberries are split up into around 15 acres of uncovered and 8 acres of covered. This helps ensure they can grow yummy blackberries all year long!
The owner, Antonio (Tony) Chavez worked with consultants from the USDA in 2007 to experiment with lower chill hours for his blackberries. This means that the berries needed less time to sleep and could spend more time growing.
Rancho Don Antonio berries are widely recognized at farmers markets in and around San Louis Obispo. We are very fortunate hear in the Bay Area to offer these wonderfully local berries from Rancho Don Antonio.
Check the Golden Gate Organics website often for weekly updates on the seasonally local produce we offer from small farms like Rancho Don Antonio.
When our founder and CEO, Berne Evans, purchased 72 acres of orange groves in the San Joaquin Valley in 1969, he had a vision – to cultivate the fertile California land and create specialty crops that would delight customers across North America and beyond.
This pioneering spirit led unprecedented innovation in the citrus category, resulting in the highest quality consumer and customer preferred brands in the marketplace. Our industry-leading produce includes Cuties® Clementines and Mandarins, Mighties™ Kiwi, Air Chief® Navel and Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Table Grapes and Vintage Sweets™ Heirloom Navel Oranges, among other delightful and healthy offerings.
At West Pak, being a family owned and operated company means, among other things, respect, integrity, support, and commitment to excellence. Our dedication starts with how we respect the land and the people who work it and carries over into the way in which we conduct all business. This same thoughtful care goes into how we handle our precious cargo. Our avocados are harvested at the peak of maturity, carefully processed, packed to perfection, and delivered fresh for enjoyment worldwide.
Goldie Farms and The Goldie Label
Premium quality organically grown
melons and vegetables.
Originally there were only Goldie melons,
but in the last five years, an ever-increasing
winter vegetable program has been added.
Goldie melons include:
Cantaloupe, Green and Orange Honeydew, Galia and Hami,
Seedless Full Size and Mini, Red and Yellow Watermelon.
Goldie vegetables include:
Broccoli, Sweet Baby Broccoli, Green, Red and Savoy Cabbage,
Cauliflower, Celery, Bunched Grilling Onions, and Romaine Hearts.
We are a small family farm in California's Central Valley, growing organic peaches, plums and nectarines. Our fruit is harvested daily at peak maturity, and packed at our farm. The D.E.Boldt label on your fruit lets you know that it came from our farm, and has been grown with your health in mind.
One of our goals as growers is to make the smallest impact possible on the environment. We allow native vegetation to grow year-round and abundant natural predators in our fields keep pest problems in check.
Our crops are certified by CCOF, which means everything we do complies with the National Organic Program.
The San Joaquin Valley was a lake thousands of years ago, resulting in soil, rich in essential nutrients for producing the sweetest produce in the nation. The region’s hot, arid climate and consistent temperature enables the growth of crops all year round.
We learned long ago that if you take good care of the soil, it will give back. Valpredo Farms maintains the vitality of the soil through scrupulous evaluation, testing and good farming practices. Over the three generations of farming, we have perfected a cultivation schedule that reinvigorates our land with necessary nutrients through crop rotation and deep tilling down to the aquifer.
We strive to cultivate our crops and maintain our land in the Bako region so that we can provide the best tasting produce for your family.
We are a family-owned farm bringing you fresh, sustainably-grown produce from earth to table.
We are located on the west side of Fresno and Merced Counties in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Our primary business is growing organic crops which include cantaloupes, honeydew melons, mix melons, watermelons, and asparagus.
The grandfather of Ed Montecucco started farming in Oregon in 1926, shortly after he arrived from Italy. His first farm was in Parkrose, where he raised fresh vegetables for the city market. Needing room to expand after World War II, the farm moved down to the Canby area and has taken on family member partnerships through the years starting with Ed’s father and uncle, then his brother Paul and their cousin Steve. Currently, Ed’s sons Brian and Jason run the farm, representing the fourth generation at Montecucco Farms.
Apple Starr Orchard parcels cover approximately 28 acres of which 8 acres are planted with apples and pears.There are approximately 1000 trees with their numbers balanced between apples and pears. The trees range in age from 20 to 70 years and the majority have low branches that children can access. We only use certified organic products and are inspected annually to maintain our certification.
To us, it's simple: We believe growing food should not come at the cost of hurting our workers or the ecological systems around us.
We believe farming should work in conjunction with the natural world, not against. With every decision we make on the farm, we keep in mind our long term goal of leaving the land better than how we found it. How do we do this? Generally speaking, we do so by returning to the soil equal or greater of that which we use from the soil to grow our crops. We look for innovative, organically-approved methods for treating our weed, pest, and nutrition problems. We plan ahead, and employ preventative practices whenever and wherever we can. We adopt methods that allow us to conserve resources when possible. We pay our employees fairly for their hard work and expect a high caliber of professionalism and care in return. Ultimately we work daily to create a farm and workplace that we not only can feel good about, but that provides real (tasty) results.
Ralph's Greenhouse is a family farm located on a bend of the Skagit River in northwestern Washington's Skagit Valley. The de Vries family moved from The Netherlands in the late 1950's, and from 1960-1980 Ralph had a dairy farm. When he retired in 1980 he started a garden next to the dairy farm called Ralph's Greenhouse where he grew leeks for the market and Dutch potatoes for his Dutch friends. Ralph didn’t use herbicides, pesticides, or artificial fertilizer because, he said, "We didn't use them in the Old Country!" In 1988 the retirement project got to be too much for him, and he asked his son Ray if he could help a little. This started Ray's involvement in the farming business. Since then the business has expanded a bit and today the farm grows kale, chard, collards, beets, carrots, fennel, parsnips, spinach, fingerling potatoes, and lots of leeks.
Hans Wilgenburg was born and raised on his family’s dairy farm near San Diego. While earning a degree at Cal Poly in Crop Science, Hans met his future wife, Sharon, who was studying Dietetics and Food Administration. They moved to Dinuba in 1987, and Hans founded Wilgenburg Greenhouses in 1989. Their son, Mathew, and daughters, Naomi, Carey, and Libby, were the first to enjoy his tomatoes and European cucumbers.
We are Victor Cortez and Veronica Ceja from Capulin, Michoacan Mexico. We immigrated to Gonzales, California to form our family and in search of more opportunities to improve our livelihoods. Here in California, our three children, Noe, Emmanuel, and Mariana, were born. We found the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) in Salinas, CA. ALBA offers a farm education and business incubator program for family farmers like us. We graduated from the course in 2013 and began farming on 1-acre on ALBA’s land. We have since grown to 4-acres and sell our crops to licensed distributors and farmers markets.
Our biggest challenge owing our own land and equipment; however, this is also our goal for the next two years. As a family-run business, we hope to feed and educate around organic agriculture. Our biggest hope is to help fight diseases caused by pesticide-use by providing quality organic produce to people and contributing to their healthier lifestyles.
Fruit World founders Bianca Kaprielian and C.J. Buxman grew up on opposite sides of the same small town, both on multigenerational stone fruit farms. Childhood on the farm in Reedley, California, was one of dusty rides in a pickup truck, surrounded by trees and the aroma of peaches, plums, and nectarines. They filed in the packing house to learn office operations and spent hours helping out in the field, soaking up harvesting lessons and the San Joaquin Valley sun.