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Blossom Bluff Orchards

People

Siblings Bryce and Renata, with continued support from their parents Ted and Fran Loewen, along with about 8 full-time and up to 18 seasonal employees

Farmland

78 acres in Parlier, about 200 miles to San Francisco

About

In 1931, Fran’s grandparents bought the land that has become Blossom Bluff Orchards. Fran’s father, Herb, farmed with his parents, then married and raised his family on the farm. Ted took over farm operations in 1990, and Bryce has assumed most of the day-to-day responsibilities within the last few years. Fran and Ted, Bryce and his family, and Renata all live on the farm. The Loewens produce over 100 varieties of high-quality certified organic tree fruit. They market their fruit directly through farmers markets and to restaurants and stores. Most of the fruit is picked at the height of maturity.

Certification

California Certified Organic Farmer since 2006

Fun Fact

Overripe fruit is often dried or dehydrated, but a significant portion is now being processed and sold to craft brewers for the production of some truly excellent sour beers.

Location

17564 E. Clayton
Parlier, California

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