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.

Sunnyside Packing

Sun­ny­side Packing

The Sun­ny­side Pack­ing Co. was founded in 1948 by three men: Fred Hira­suna, Minoru Omata and Mor­ris Cocola.

They cre­ated the com­pany, orig­i­nally located in Fresno, in an effort to share the high qual­ity prod­uct from local farm­ers with non-​local buy­ers. Sun­ny­side quickly grew, and need­ing more space, moved their oper­a­tion to Selma, Cal­i­for­nia in 1977.

Today, the busi­ness is still fam­ily owned. Sun­ny­side Pack­ing prides itself on the same found­ing val­ues. They are best known for their supreme straw­ber­ries and wide vari­ety of inter­est­ing and deli­cious vegetables.

Sun­ny­side aims to remain a pos­i­tive influ­ence in the com­mu­nity, indus­try, and envi­ron­ment in which they reside. They have become more than sim­ply a boom­ing busi­ness, they are an active com­mu­nity part­ner win­ning trust and wide cus­tomer loyalty.