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.


Abe-​El Produce

The legacy and tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tion of Japan­ese Amer­i­can farm­ers is bril­liantly rec­og­nized in a num­ber of Cal­i­for­nia fam­i­lies, one of which is Abe-​El Produce.

Abe-​El Pro­duce is a suc­cess­ful full ser­vice farm­ing, pack­ing, ship­ping, cold stor­age and pro­duce sales oper­a­tion. Abe-​El Pro­duce grows numer­ous cit­rus vari­eties, table grapes and veg­eta­bles fea­tur­ing zuc­chini, yel­low squash and eggplant.

Broth­ers Franklin and Her­bert Abe are joined by the third gen­er­a­tion (san­sei) of edu­cated, cre­ative and pro­fes­sional fam­ily mem­bers. The farm­ing tra­di­tions and sac­ri­fices made by Issei (Japanese-​born) and Nisei (American-​born) are hon­ored in this vital fam­ily business.