Our Farmers

We proudly source more than 40 percent of the produce for our Farm-to-School Program from local California farms! Many of our farm partners are from multi-generation farming families, and several are women, BIPOC, or from other marginalized communities. 

The FruitGuys has been building long-term relationships with California farms since 1998. 

Below, you’ll find the stories of just a few of our many farm partners. We’re proud to call these folks our friends, and to work with them to bring your students the freshest, healthiest, most beautiful fruits and veggies around.

Farm Stories

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Appleseed Farms

Sebastopol, California

John Kolling farms more than 100 acres of organic apples at Appleseed Farms in Sebastopol, California. He specializes in growing Gravenstein apples—an endangered heritage variety listed in the Ark of Taste. The FruitGuys celebrates Gravensteins each year in our Gravenstein Apple Box!

Ferrari Farms

Linden, California

Ferrari Farms is a third-generation family farm in Linden, California. The Ferrari family takes pride in growing flavorful organic cherries, apples, and walnuts without synthetic herbicides or pesticides. To protect the environment, they power their packing facility almost entirely with solar energy.

Lagier Ranches

Ripon, California

Lagier Ranches is a small family farm that grows, packs, and ships fresh organic fruit. Husband-and-wife farmers John and Casey Havre grow delicious citrus, cherries, and grapes. Casey has been farming since she was just 16 years old! The Havres also use their fruit to craft products like lemon juice and raisins.

Three men standing in front of fruit conveyor belt

Primavera

Linden, California

Italian immigrant Alex Sambado founded Primavera in the 1920s, and his family still runs the farm’s growing, packing, and shipping business today. They grow tasty cherries, apples, and walnuts, and pack produce from nearby farms, too.

Scully family in the trees

Scully Packing

Finley, California

Scully Packing Company is a family business that’s one part pear farm, one part packing facility. The Scully family grows their own pears and packs fruit for almost two dozen pear growers across California. Their growers use eco-friendly practices like integrated pest management and solar power.

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