A fourth-generation California cherry grower, Dean understands the value of family farming in the Golden State. In fact, his son and daughter are both active in his business, which he has run for the past 36 years. But Dean's family business impacts more than just his immediate household -- he employs five full-time and 150 seasonal workers, all doing their part to produce superior cherries and satisfied customers.

A fourth-generation California cherry grower, Dean understands the value of family farming in the Golden State. In fact, his son and daughter are both active.

All asparagus is not created equal. Just ask Barbara Cecchini, who brings over 20 years of farming experience to the asparagus operation she runs with her husband, Bob, a third-generation farmer himself.

All asparagus is not created equal. Just ask Barbara Cecchini, who brings over 20 years of farming experience to the asparagus operation she runs with her husband, Bob, a third-generation farmer himself.

Virginia Hemly Chhabra, California Pear Grower

Keeping track of hundreds of acres of California pears, apples, cherries and kiwi is a big responsibility, and one that Virginia greatly enjoys.

J.T. and Jasbir Kullar, California Kiwifruit Farmers “Farming is all I’ve ever known, from India to California,” he says. “I don’t see how anyone wouldn’t want to do this — you’re outdoors, working with your hands and feeding the world.”

and Jasbir Kullar, California Kiwifruit Farmers “Farming is all I’ve ever known, from India to California,” he says. “I don’t see how anyone wouldn’t want to do this — you’re outdoors, working with your hands and feeding the world.

Continuing our spotlight on California Farmers, meet Hass avocado farmer Alex Maclachlan

Alex MacLachlan is as passionate about California as he is about the quality of his avocados.

Janet Louie, California Cut Flower Farmer. MJR Creative Group is proud to support a very special program called the Buy California Grown Marketing Agreement. We were asked to develop the website www.californiagrown.org, to help put a face on California’s agricultural communities and to give consumers a better understanding of how each purchasing decision they make can support California’s farming families and the state’s economy.

Janet Louie, California Cut Flower Farmer. MJR Creative Group is proud to support a very special program called the Buy California Grown Marketing Agreement. We were asked to develop the website www.californiagrown.org, to help put a face on California’s agricultural communities and to give consumers a better understanding of how each purchasing decision they make can support California’s farming families and the state’s economy.

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