Hundreds of third and fourth generation family farmers partner with us to provide the ripest tomatoes, sweetest peaches, the most flavorful apricots, grapes, cherries and pears each and every harvest. Picked at the peak of flavor and packed under strict United States food safety regulations, our products deliver many promises.
Our Field Managers personally work with each of our Grower-Owners to determine the types of crops that will work best in our products. Our farms are strategically placed near our Processing Plants. For example, conventional tomatoes are grown and picked within a 16-mile radius of our Woodland Tomato Cannery – making the trip from the field to can in less than 5 hours!
Pacific Coast Producers Crops By Geography
We are proud to have our headquarters in the beautiful state of California.
An apricot is a small, stone fruit that is pale yellow and orange in color with a velvety skin and flesh tasting smooth and sweet. They are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Apricots are harvested by hand for transportation to the cannery. They are typically harvested in the month of June. Our apricots are grown in the central region of California, near Patterson.
This fruit has a soft, fuzzy like skin with a firm, juicy flesh and pit in the center. They are cholesterol and sodium free and are a good source of Vitamin C. Our peaches come from farmers throughout Northern California near Yuba City who specialize in growing the yellow cling variety because their firmer texture is ideal for the canning process. Due to their soft nature, peaches are primarily picked by hand – making the process labor and time intensive. Harvest season typically begins in the summer months of June or July and continues until the end of September.
Grown Conventional and Organic
This fruit is harvested green and as it ripens turns yellowish in color. They are shaped much like a bell which is narrow at the stem and wider toward the base. This fruit is fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free and are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Our pears grown in California come from four districts: Sacramento River, Linden, Mendocino and Lake Districts. Our Pacific Northwest pears are grown in Washington and Oregon. We have production facilities located in Oroville, CA and Yakima, WA. Harvest is dependent on the district the orchard is located, but typically begins mid-July and continues through September.
Tomatoes are typically round, deep red in color, and grow from a low bush like plant in a field. They are low fat, a good source of potassium, high in vitamin C, and thanks to the canning process have an increased bioavailability of the super antioxidant lycopene. Each year plants begin as a seed in a greenhouse, are transferred to the ground when the seedlings are roughly 7-9″ tall and continue to develop in the field to full maturation until harvest in the summer. Our farmers are located in Woodland, CA and near Los Banos, CA and grow over 100 different varieties that are specifically chosen for the canning process. 95% of our tomatoes are grown within a 17-mile radius of our Woodland cannery.
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Grown Conventional and Organic
Apples are a crisp, firm fruit with smooth skin. Color varies depending on the variety grown and can range from yellow, green, to a deep red. They are fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and high source of dietary fiber. Our apples come from Washington State which is responsible for 60% of all apple production in the US. Harvest typically begins mid-August and can run through November.
Grapes are grown in bunches or clusters that hang off of a vine. The cocktail grape our growers farm is Thompson Seedless, which is firm on the outside, sweet on the inside, and green in color. Our growers specialize in growing cocktail grapes which are used for our fruit cocktail and fruit mix items. Grapes are tested for their brix level, the natural sugar content, to determine when they are ready for harvest. They are typically harvested late July, early August by manually removing them from the vine using grape clippers for transportation to the facility.
Cherries are small, round stone fruit with a pit in the center that grow off of a stem from a tree each year. They are fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, a good source of vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants. Our cherries come from the Pacific Northwest from orchards located in Oregon and Washington. Depending on the variety and location, the fruit is hand-picked or machine harvested. Harvest typically begins in early June and continues through August.
The Royal Harvest line of dried fruit is formulated specifically for baked goods and signature culinary applications. The knife-free sliced, diced and whole fruit is a game changer for chefs, bakers and food developers looking for great tasting fruit ingredients that perform year-round.