Last year, we worked with more than 500 family farms to deliver more than 517,000 tons of vegetables across the United States. It all starts with a seed that is carefully cultivated using traditional breeding methods. No GMOs here - just 130 years of patience and farmer know-how. These superior seeds are then shared with each of the over 500 partner growers. Many are third-, fourth-, and fifth-generation farms, some of which we've been working with for more than 100 years. 95% of the vegetables grown on these farms will travel less than 75 miles to canning facilities - meaning all vegetables are picked and packed within hours. The goal is to try to lock in freshness as soon as humanly possible.
Meet some of the family farmers that make our ability to bring quality Del Monte vegetables to your table possible.