Blossom Bluff Orchards

Two people hold a baby and pose at Blossom Bluff Orchards' stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francicso.

People

Siblings Bryce and Renata Loewen, with continued support from their parents, Ted and Fran, 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 within the last few years Bryce has assumed most of the day-to-day farming responsibilities, while Renata juggles bookkeeping, payroll, and quality control responsibilities for their high-end restaurant clientele. 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