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.

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Blossom Hill Apricots

Blos­som Hill Orchards

Blos­som Hill Orchards has been fam­ily owned for over 90 years, with over 35 years grow­ing and ship­ping apricots.

In 1917, Louis Lucich started grow­ing apri­cots and prunes in the Santa Clara Val­ley. In 1959, his son moved the fam­ily to Pat­ter­son where they con­tinue their busi­ness today. Today, the third gen­er­a­tion keeps the fam­ily tra­di­tion growing.

In an ever chang­ing mar­ket, the team at Blos­som Hill has adapted and grown to meet the needs of their cus­tomers, with over 1000 acres of apri­cots, 200 of which are now organic. Although apri­cots are a very sen­si­tive fruit, the team at Blos­som Hill strives to grow, pack, and ship apri­cots so that cus­tomers will find them sweet and juicy.

They also make food safety an inte­gral part of their oper­a­tion. Their pro­duce is deli­cious as well as safe and pathogen free. Blos­som Hill Orchards has imple­mented a first-​class Global Food Safety Ini­tia­tive (GFSI) bench­marked food safety pro­gram and is work­ing towards fur­ther certifications.