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.


SGS

SGS (Scattaglia Grow­ers & Shippers)

Scattaglia Farms, a million-​box ship­per of stone fruits, was estab­lished years ago in Lit­tle­rock, CA. Scattaglia Farms own­ers Louis Scattaglia, John Blalock, Sam Per­ri­cone and Bob Witt joined with Bryan Large, Anthony Mar­tino, Der­ald Rager and Craig Calan­dra as part­ners to form SGS (Scattaglia Grow­ers & Ship­pers). Also join­ing the com­pany at its found­ing were Dave Parker, Steve Rusca and Gary Gerner.

The phi­los­o­phy of SGS is ‘to deliver premium-​quality prod­uct to the con­sumer through the best cus­tomers pos­si­ble to enhance the return to the grower”. SGS seeks to achieve that goal by bring­ing together a small group of selected grow­ers who share that phi­los­o­phy. They grow, pack and ship Cal­i­for­nia Stone Fruits and Table Grapes under labels Sun Joy, Sun Disk. Peak Value and Scattaglia Farms.

At SGS, based on each indi­vid­ual vari­ety, they wait until opti­mum brix and pres­sure lev­els are present in the fruit before it is har­vested. Only by har­vest­ing fruit in this man­ner can cus­tomers be assured of hav­ing a great eat­ing expe­ri­ence every time they pick up a piece of SGS fruit. Be it stone fruit or table grapes this strat­egy has proven itself for over 50 years.