HMC Farms recently had some very special visitors: United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and Congressman David Valadao. Secretary Perdue was on a trip visiting different agricultural businesses in California, and stopped in for a round-table discussion on current issues in agriculture, during which he had an open and honest dialogue about issues such […]
For years, it has been apparent that many Americans struggle to put food on the table, a problem we are working to solve. HMC Farms has worked with local food banks to donate more than one million pounds of fruit per year to feed the hungry in our area. We also have partnered with the […]
In 2013, HMC Farms invested in sustainable energy by installing the industry’s largest solar farm, with enough solar panels to generate 2.5 megawatts of renewable energy daily. Last month, another step was made to promote the use of renewable energy: the addition of an electric car to our fleet. While we have a history of […]
Harold and Jon McClarty recently appeared in an article in Western Farm Press, outlining the solution they have found to manage food waste and help feed the hungry through a partnership with the California Association of Food Banks. This partnership enables our family-owned farming business to help other families by donating fresh fruit to help […]
We are thrilled to report that Baker Peterson Franklin has chosen HMC Farms as the winner of their 2014 Ag Business Award! Reasons behind choosing HMC for this honor include innovative packaging and philanthropic efforts, such as: partnerships with local food banks, a $10,000 donation to Western Growers Foundation for school gardens in Oakland, and […]
Last year, HMC Farms installed the industry’s largest solar farm, with enough solar panels to generate 2.5 megawatts of renewable energy daily. To put it into perspective, this amount of solar energy would power 2,500 homes! HMC was one of the first tree fruit packing houses and cold storage facilities in the San Joaquin Valley […]
The forecast for Kingsburg is below. There are no storms in the foreseeable future but that can quickly change. We will get started on peaches and nectarines in the next couple weeks and will have load volume by the week of May 28th. White peaches should start the last week of May and white nectarines […]
Our Industry’s largest issue today is Labor Labor Laws & Card Check – Card check, also called majority sign-up, is a method for American employees to organize into a labor union in which a majority of employees in a bargaining unit sign authorization forms, or “cards,” stating they wish to be represented by the union. […]
Watch a newly planted grape vine grow and develop through the month of May.
Watch one of our nectarines grow from a bud to a ripe piece of fruit.