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.

Golden Bear Ranches

Golden Bear Ranches

Golden Bear Ranches was founded in 2007 as a divi­sion of J.L. Gib­son Inc. by its pres­i­dent and founder, John Gib­son, a 6th gen­er­a­tion North­ern Cal­i­forn­ian. This well-​respected com­pany grows 5 vari­eties of sweet cher­ries and over 50 vari­eties of heir­loom toma­toes at its three Lodi area ranches. They’re proud to pro­duce some of North­ern California’s best sweet cher­ries and heir­loom toma­toes; the demand for Golden Bear heir­loom toma­toes has led to the plant­ing of 60,000 plants!

Golden Bear Ranches was estab­lished as a trib­ute to Gibson’s great grand­mother, Elvezia Sco­lari Gib­son, who farmed years ago with her hus­band in the Lin­den area . After the hard work and suc­cess expe­ri­enced by Golden Bear Ranches, she would no doubt be proud.