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Christopher Ranch excited about its upcoming California organic garlic harvest

Christopher Ranch, a leading grower and shipper of high-quality garlic and other specialty products has been growing organic garlic since 1997. Patsy Ross, marketing director for the Gilroy, CA-based company, said that every year the company increases acreage for its organic program.

“Christopher Ranch grows packs and ships organic fresh and peeled garlic, organic fresh and peeled shallots and organic elephant garlic,” said Ross. “We also offer handcrafted organic garlic braids. And our full line of value-added jar items includes chopped garlic, roasted garlic, chopped ginger and chopped shallots.”

And the company’s organic line extends even further. It carries a full line of organic specialty items such as pearl, Ciopolline and boiler onions, as well as fresh organic ginger.

The company’s fresh organic garlic, shallots and elephant garlic are all produced in California.

Ross noted that Christopher Ranch is fortunate to have a mix of retail, foodservice distributor and industrial accounts in its customer portfolio. Its main distribution range for its organic offerings is across North America.

The organic market, Ross noted, continues to grow.

“And we are working hard to meet the increasing demand,” she said. “Our ultimate goal is to provide domestic items year-round, but sometimes we need to supplement our domestic supply with imported organic items to meet our customer’s needs.”

Third-generation family member, Ken Christopher, joined the company in 2010, and now helps to oversee its operations. He said the company’s California organic garlic sales have been growing at a strong rate for the past several years.

“While growing organics can be very challenging, we are proud to have a year-round California supply,” said Christopher. “We expect this coming season’s market to remain very tight, with demand continuing to outstrip supply. That being said, we are investing more and more in our organic program to ensure that we’ll continue to expand right alongside customer demand.”

Ross said the company is very excited about the upcoming summer harvest season for its organic garlic and other items.

“As a conscientious family owned company, Christopher Ranch strives to sustain the environment, and in all aspects of our operation,” she explained. “And we are totally dedicated to expanding our full line of organic products into the future.”