96% of the peaches & nectarines and about 60% of the plums we produce are grown within 5 miles of our commodity specific packing facilities. Minimizing transit time is one component in providing the ripest fruit possible.
Peaches & Nectarines require different handling techniques than Plums. HMC Farms has invested in commodity specific packing facilities with equipment and employees that specialize in providing the best that the commodity can offer.
Other benefits include a lower carbon footprint, reduction of bruising caused by transportation and centralized farming organizations which lead to more sustainable practices.