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.

Turlock Fruit Co.

Tur­lock Fruit Co.

The Tur­lock Fruit Com­pany has been grow­ing and pack­ing mel­ons as a fam­ily owned oper­a­tion since 1918. Their fla­vor­ful mel­ons are a result of care­ful seed selec­tion, good farm­ing prac­tices, har­vest­ing mel­ons at matu­rity, and post-​harvest han­dling. To make things even sweeter, Tur­lock Fruit Com­pany mel­ons are cer­ti­fied pes­ti­cide residue free!

Tur­lock Fruit Com­pany has been syn­ony­mous with the can­taloupe indus­try for more than three-​quarters of a cen­tury. In fact, the founder of the firm, James H. Smith, was com­monly called by his nick­name, Can­taloupe Smith. He founded the firm in 1923 and it has been grow­ing can­taloupes, hon­ey­dews and mixed mel­ons ever since.

In recent years, the 4th gen­er­a­tion fam­ily com­pany has expanded its grow­ing oper­a­tions from its San Joaquin Val­ley roots to include pro­duc­tion in the Impe­r­ial Val­ley and Mex­ico. Look for labels Pea­cock, King O’ The West and Sycamore for sweet and won­der­ful sum­mer mel­ons from Tur­lock Fruit!