If you have never heard of the name Fresno Sweet Italian Red Onion, we recommend that you get to know it. These flat and mild red onions have long been a mainstay of eastern Fresno County and after you taste one, you’ll know why.

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Winter Squash

Seen it in the grocery store but don’t know what to do with it? Explore the endless nutritious and delicious possibilities for winter squash in our recipes section.

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With so many different types of tomatoes to choose from, we’re partial to cherry and grape tomatoes. Our hard working and dedicated group of growers turn out one of the finest packs around!

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Looking for an all-natural meatless source of protein? Check out what eggplant has to offer. 

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Summer Squash

As one of the premier producers of zucchini and yellow squash in California, our fields have the luxury of basking in sunshine day-in, day-out all season long. 

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Bell Peppers

Red, yellow or green? Regardless of which color is your favorite, rest assured that if it’s one of ours, it is 100% California field grown. 

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Blue Lake Beans

Can you tell the difference between a hand-picked and machine picked bean? We can. That’s why each and every green bean we grow and ship is hand-picked for optimum freshness and quality.

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Recipe of the Day

Butternut Squash Cajun Fries

This spicy side dish goes great with a burger, sandwich or anything else you may...

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