We’ve moved into November, which means colder temperatures and shorter days for our Central Valley friends who work outdoors. It also means we’ve reached the beginning of navel season, which brings sunshine to a darker time of the year in the form of sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel oranges. Navel oranges have […]Read More
California’s Best Inventory of Agricultural Supplies
Learn About Farm Supplies in California
At Fruit Growers Supply Co., we pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest developments in agriculture and farm supplies in California. In our blog archives, you can find original content created by our team of experts, who eagerly share insights related to the topics our community cares about most.
On our blog, you’ll find articles written from an insider’s perspective, based on a century of our knowledge and experience in the agriculture industry. With our articles, we can help you better understand the business of growing, packing, shipping, marketing, and selling your product.
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Novice grower seeking tips for how to better market your produce?
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No matter where you fall in the farming world, you can find useful information in our archives. Our agriculture supplies blog covers a range of subjects that are relevant to today’s grower community and to agriculture at large.
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About Fruit Growers Supply Company
Fruit Growers Supply Company is the oldest non-profit farm supplies company in California. Founded by Sunkist Growers in 1907, our business was established to help growers in the California citrus industry acquire better packaging materials at more affordable prices. Over the course of a century, the mission to serve our community with quality products and services is what has driven us to grow alongside the West Coast agricultural industry.
Today, we boast a versatile line of products and services aimed at satisfying the needs of modern agriculture, including manufacturing custom corrugated packaging, wooden pallets, sustainable timber, and postharvest solutions.
We also design and implement irrigation systems, and our various retail store locations offer in-demand farm supplies in California and Arizona. No matter what you need to grow your crops, we can help you at Fruit Growers Supply.
We hope you’ll explore our blog archives to discover why FGS continues to be an innovative leader in the agriculture supply industry. If you’d like to learn more about our products or services, or you need more information about a particular subject, fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you quickly.
Fall is the busiest time of year at Fruit Growers Supply’s retail stores. Every autumn, our supply and irrigation centers experience a new rush of growers looking not only for seasonal supplies, but also for advice from our team of sales supervisors. With the autumnal equinox just days away, most […]Read More
Some folks who aren’t in the industry may think of agriculture as static or antiquated. Agriculture is indeed steeped in tradition, and there’s nothing new about regenerative agriculture, which was practiced until relatively recently in human history and is once again growing in popularity. However, agriculture is also a realm […]Read More
Fertilizer is one part of total orchard care If you manage an orchard, a lot goes into ensuring you have healthy crops from year to year. This can include taking proper steps in the fall and winter to ensure your irrigation system is in top shape for the spring , […]Read More
Depending on what fruit you grow, there’s no true off-season in a citrus grove in Southern California. You’re hard at work, day in and day out. You may not feel like you have much time to spare to brush up on your safety game, but no matter what role you […]Read More
Tripod ladders, fruit picking ladders, orchard ladders — whatever you choose to call them, they’re an essential tool in the field of your fruit growing operation. With non-slip rungs and a tapered design to minimize damage to the trees, they are specially designed for orchard work, including harvesting fruit and […]Read More
When you’re far from the nearest toolbox, shed, or truck, there are several dependable tools that can save growers from making a costly trip to the hardware store while on the job. There’s no telling what sort of leak or blockage might disrupt work flow when it comes to tractors, […]Read More
The need for production harvest supplies like gloves, bins and cutting tools is obvious to non-growers and professional growers alike. How else could you get the job done picking and storing fruits, vegetables or other agricultural and horticultural products? Hoes, shovels and rakes are also essential in the farming process. However, there are less obvious and very […]Read More
Biotechnology is widely used in agriculture to improve plant growth and yields, increase resistance to pests and diseases, and enhance nutritional content. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of all processed foods today contain ingredients derived from biotechnology. From genetically engineered crops to the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) […]Read More
California is the primary producer of spinach in the United States, with the main hotspot located in the Salinas Valley on California’s Central Coast. For growers who specialize in green leaves and vegetables, new seed varieties could offer a competitive edge in growing leafy greens while increasing resistance to pests […]Read More