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Eat your Peaches

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.

Drew Ketelsen–the Engineer turned Grape Grower

Watch and learn more about one of our farmers. Drew Ketelsen, the Engineer turned Grape Grower.Video??

Chelsea McClarty Ketelsen featured on Know A California Farmer

Chelsea, a fifth generation farmer for HMC Farms talks about her family, fruit and why it all is so important to her.Video??

California stone fruit growers donate to feed needy

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 […]

Buying Fruit Outside of California?

You could be purchasing fruit with higher pesticide residues. Peach growers outside California battle an extremely destructive and difficult to control pest, called Plum Curculio. Infestations of this pest result in wormy fruit and can be controlled only by a strict pest management program consisting of heavy applications of prophylactic pesticide. Sprays for Plum Curculio […]

HMC Farms launches new school resources

HMC Farms is excited to announce the launch of a new school-focused website at http://www.grapesforschools.com, as well as new Facebook and Instagram accounts to support the “Grapes For Schools” page.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits HMC Farms

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,

HMC wins 3rd place at the Central Valley Pruning Competition!

On January 16, 2019, the Central Valley Farmworker Foundation (CVFF) hosted the first annual Central Valley Pruning Competition. Dozens of farm workers made up the participants of this event, which focused on grape vine pruning. Contestants were judged on the following factors: quality, safety, speed, and knowledge of vineyards. Two employees from HMC Farms made it to the final round of competition, and our very own Jose (pictured far left) won 3rd place in the men’s division! We are proud of Jose, as well as all of the other participants who stepped up to show off their skills in this…

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