2009 Top 100 Growers: Southwest

 

 

Top 100 Growers: SOUTHWEST

Rank
Company
HQ State
2008 Acreage
Acreage Change
Year Founded
Crops Grown in 2008
Previous Rank
1
Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
NM
13,680
-1,320
1970
beans, potatoes, pumpkins
1
2
Martori Farms
AZ
10,622
-288
1947
melons, beans
2
3
Del Monte Fresh Produce
AZ
8,550
-183
1991
cantaloupe, honeydew
3
4
Pasquinelli Produce
AZ
8,305
-116
1949
iceberg lettuce, leaf lettuce, Romaine, broccoli, cauliflower, celery
4
5
Jack’s Produce Co.
TX
5,150
-135
2003
cabbage, green beans, cucumbers, squash
6
6
J & D Produce Inc.
TX
5,000
-1,000
1986
cabbage, greens, pickles, onions, peppers, cantaloupe, carrots, tomatoes
5
7
Waymon Farms
AZ
3,776*
N/C
1984
Romaine hearts, mix lettuce, lettuce, romaine, broccoli, fennel
8
8
Rousseau Farming Co.
AZ
3,693
N/C
1993
broccoli, carrots, cabbage, dry onions, celery, Romaine, cilantro, watermelon, leeks, parsley, kale, beets, swiss chard, spinach, fennel
9
9
Duncan Family Farms
AZ
3,448
-221
2007
spring mix, cabbage, mixed lettuce, potatoes
10
10
Texas Hill Farms
AZ
3,300*
N/C
1984
lettuce
11
11
Nakasawa Farms
AZ
3,000
N/C
1991
Romaine, cauliflower, broccoflower, broccoli, spinach, baby greens, lettuce
12
12
Doug Mellon Farms
AZ
2,949*
N/C
1946
broccoli, lettuce
14
13
Griffin Ranches Inc.
AZ
2,948
138
1960
head lettuce, Romaine, green leaf, red leaf, butter leaf, celery, broccoli
15
14
Winter Garden Produce
TX
2,850
850
1992
cabbage, broccoli, onions, cantaloupe, cauliflower, lettuce
19
15
Sunny Valley Organics
AZ
2,520*
N/C
1989
tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers
17
16
Petrocco Farms
CO
2,500
-100
1918
green/red leaf lettuce, peppers, cabbage, green beans, turnip greens, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, red beets
16
17
Sakata Farms Inc.
CO
2,400
72
1954
sweet corn, onions, broccoli, cabbage
18
18
Barkley Co.
AZ
2,100
-898
1945
lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, broccolini
13
19
Frio Valley Farms Inc.
TX
1,922*
N/C
1997
cabbage, onions, pickles, greenbeans, beets, carrots, spinach
20
20
Wyatt Hidalgo Farms, Inc.
TX
1,903
58
1997
peas, greens, kale collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, spinach,
cabbage, carrots, cantaloupe, watermelon
22
21
Bagley Produce Company, Inc.
TX
1,717
-183
1977
watermelon
21
22
Krenmueller Farms
TX
1,700*
N/C
1930
cabbage, onions, cantaloupe, mixed greens, cilantro
23
23
Bill Burns Farms Inc.
TX
1,600*
N/C
1966
onions, potatoes
24
24
Everkrisp Vegetables Inc.
AZ
1,576*
N/C
1972
broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, other
25
25
Mandujano Brothers
TX
1,080
N/A
1997
onions, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, peppers
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