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.


Bog­giatto Produce

Almost a cen­tury ago, Ital­ian immi­grant Anto­nio Bog­giatto put down deep roots as he began farm­ing arti­chokes in Mon­terey County. His son, Eugene, car­ried on the fam­ily busi­ness in the late 1940s expand­ing their growth with pack­ing and ship­ping operations.

Cur­rent com­pany pres­i­dent Michael Bog­giatto con­tin­ued to build on his father’s and grandfather’s legacy, and he estab­lished Bog­giatto Pro­duce in 1989 by join­ing forces with the Hitch­cock and Panziera fam­i­lies who also have long-​established his­to­ries farm­ing in the Sali­nas Valley.

Today, Bog­giatto Pro­duce, Inc. is head­quar­tered about 100 miles south of San Fran­cisco in the heart of the Sali­nas Val­ley, known inter­na­tion­ally as the “Salad Bowl of the World.” The com­pany offers a vari­ety of sus­tain­ably grown, fresh pro­duce items, rang­ing from arti­chokes and Brus­sels sprouts to romaine hearts. The company’s flag­ship prod­ucts are Ice­berg Babies® baby ice­berg let­tuce and Gar­den Hearts® hearts of romaine. Bog­giatto Pro­duce ships sev­eral mil­lion car­tons of pro­duce each year from the Sali­nas Val­ley, and dur­ing the win­ter months, from the Impe­r­ial Val­ley in California’s desert region. The high­est stan­dards of food safety prac­tices and state-​of-​the-​art cul­ti­va­tion and har­vest meth­ods are used in every aspect of the oper­a­tion from plant­ing to shipping.