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.

Wawona Orchards

Wawona Orchards

WAWONA ORCHARDS & PACK­ING is a third gen­er­a­tion tree fruit com­pany founded by the Smittcamp fam­ily in 1948. They are cur­rently farm­ing 6,000 acres in Cal­i­for­nia and pack just over four mil­lion boxes per year.

Their mis­sion is to pro­duce the most fla­vor­ful tree fruit in the indus­try, pack to the high­est stan­dards, and deliver on a con­sis­tent basis; ensur­ing cus­tomers the ulti­mate eat­ing expe­ri­ence. One indi­ca­tor is the gen­tle han­dling they give to tree-​fruit. The fruit is hand picked and packed into 23 lb. bins rather than the stan­dard 1000 lb. orchard bins.

Their pack­ing facil­ity was rebuilt in 2006, adding state-​of-​the-​art pack lines, pre-​coolers, and cold stor­age rooms. Con­trol­ling the con­ti­nu­ity of sup­ply, vari­etals, and qual­ity, Wawona does not have any out­side grow­ers or packers.

Wawona also grows and packs a full line up of organic tree fruit.