1. Hand selected by the picker – Our field crews come back year after year and all of them know our philosophy, we ripen fruit the old fashioned way, we leave it on the tree. Several picks, and hourly instead of piece work wages is just the beginning of how we work towards the perfect […]
This whitish tissue may actually appear on the pit and/or in the pit cavity (area inside peach around pit) of a ripe peach. It is called callus tissue (undifferentiated cells). It is not a fungus, bacteria, mold or other type of disease. It is naturally occurring, and is not harmful. It can be safely eaten […]
It is finally starting to feel like summer (even though there is still a chance of rain in the forecast). Peaches and Nectarines are in full production with Spring Flame 21’s, Zee Diamonds, Zee Fires and Red Roys. White peaches, white nectarines and black plums are starting in a small way this week with Spring […]
The new dietary guidelines say that half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables. Here at HMC Farms we agree, if it’s grown there’s a great chance that it’s good for you. Chelsea from HMC Farms talk more on this topic.
Summer is almost here! Schools are finishing up and kids are getting ready for Summer Break! Here at HMC Farms in addition to harvesting the great tasting Peaches, Plums and Nectarines from our own orchards, we are working with our growers in Mexico and The Coachella Valley in California to pick only the sweetest grapes […]
Watch and learn more about one of our farmers. Drew Ketelsen, the Engineer turned Grape Grower.
It appears that this year we will move directly from winter into summer. With a chance of rain still in the forecast for the next few days it seems mother nature will do what she wants. Early next week is predicted to be sunny and in the 80’s with another chance of rain at the […]
Spring has sprung and the San Joaquin Valley is getting ready to burst with great fruit! HMC Farms Foodservice is working hard to provide the foodservice segment it’s usual quality fruit especially grapes. Lunch Bunch ® grapes are available year round and we are currently shipping Lunch Bunch ® Crimson Seedless grapes from Chile. We […]
GS1 Personalized 14-digit bar code applied as a PLU stickers to the fruit. GTIN The 14-digit bar code personalized to HMC assigned to the case. GS1-128 PTI example of the GS1-128 Summer 2012- Barcode that includes the GTIN and Run Number on each box. (01) – Tells the scanner that the next numbers will be […]