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.



Founded in 2005, Jayleaf is a family-​run pro­cess­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion busi­ness, sup­ply­ing cer­ti­fied organic salad mixes and greens to the whole­sale and food­ser­vice sec­tor. The fam­ily behind Jayleaf has more than 25 years’ expe­ri­ence in the indus­try although Jayleaf is still a young business.

As a ten year old boy, Jose Ornelas, now the owner of Jayleaf, rapidly learned the tricks of the trade. He grew up in the busi­ness and knows the indus­try by heart. By build­ing a nice and respect­ful work­place, the close com­mu­nity of Jayleaf was founded. The grass root begin­nings remain an essen­tial ele­ment of the Jayleaf cul­ture today. “We do not hold back on going the extra mile. The hard work­ing men­tal­ity, from top to bot­tom, is ever-​present,” says Henry Catalán, Chief Oper­a­tions Offi­cer at Jayleaf.

Today, Jayleaf pro­duces and processes around 5,000,000 lbs. (2,268,000 kg.) of spring mix, spinach, arugula, kale, endive and radic­chio a year.