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.

Top Brass

Top Brass Marketing

As third gen­er­a­tion grow­ers, the Vig­nolo fam­ily has owned and oper­ated farm­ing land in Cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia since 1938. Ted Vig­nolo, the son of an Ital­ian immi­grant, started grow­ing cot­ton in 1938. Soon after, the fam­ily expanded the busi­ness to include con­ven­tional and organic table grapes, wine grapes, organic and con­ven­tional pota­toes, pis­ta­chios, alfalfa, and almonds.

To sup­port demand for the grow­ing busi­ness, an on-​site mar­ket­ing com­pany, Top Brass Mar­ket­ing, was estab­lished in 1999. Since that time, Top Brass Mar­ket­ing has been hon­ored to be the exclu­sive sales agent for Vig­nolo Farms, mar­ket­ing their fine grapes and pota­toes to retail, whole­sale, and food­ser­vice dis­tri­b­u­tion accounts worldwide.

The Top Brass sales team brings over 70 years of expe­ri­ence and are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing indi­vid­u­al­ized ser­vice that cus­tomers can rely on. Many years have passed since Ted planted his first crop, but the Vig­nolo Farms phi­los­o­phy remains the same — hands-​on fam­ily farm­ing with a focus on grow­ing only pre­mium pro­duce. Cul­ti­vated with care­ful atten­tion in some of the most fer­tile soil in the coun­try, Top Brass Mar­ket­ing is known for its atten­tion to qual­ity from farm to table