Local Grow­ers

Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles have a per­sonal and dis­tinc­tive place of ori­gin.

Inde­pen­dent & small scale fam­ily farms con­tribute to our regional abun­dance and land­scape with a wide vari­ety of fresh, peak of sea­son pro­duce.

Check out some of our notable farmer pro­files to see who’s grow­ing your food.

Van Gronin­gen & Sons

Van Gronin­gen & Sons, Inc. is a con­tin­u­a­tion of a farm­ing oper­a­tion that began in Cal­i­for­nia in 1922 by Henry Van Gronin­gen Sr. He camt to Amer­ica in 1910 from theNether­lands and first farmed in Min­nesota and then on the fer­tile grounds of Fresno/​Hanford, Cal­i­for­nia. There he started a dairy and also farmed some row crops. In 1929, the fam­ily and farm­ing busi­ness moved to Ripon, Cal­i­for­nia with the help of four sons.

Today, the cor­po­ra­tion is fam­ily owned and oper­ated by sons, grand­sons, in-​laws, and also by work­ers that have been with the fam­ily for over 45 years. This new gen­er­a­tion proves to fol­low in their fathers’ foot­steps, ensur­ing that the pro­duce they offer is of the high­est qual­ity while con­duct­ing busi­ness with hon­esty, integrity, and respon­si­bil­ity.

The farm­ing oper­a­tion now con­sists of grow­ing sweet corn, water­mel­ons, pump­kins, vari­ety win­ter squash, alfalfa, almonds and wal­nuts. For sum­mer water­melon (seeded and seed­less) and fall pump­kins, trust the Van Gronin­gen fam­ily to deliver over 70 years of exper­tise in grow­ing your favorite treats!