Born and raised on a fruit farm near Berrien Springs, Michigan, Dave Pagel has farming in his blood. Both his father’s and mother’s families were farmers as far back as they can trace the lineages. The family farm is located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, which provides a moderated micro-climate ideal for growing a wide variety of produce. Pagel founded Dave Pagle Produce in 1978 to market crops grown by his family and neighboring farms. In addition to his produce marketing activities, Dave takes great pride in growing and harvesting apples, his favorite crop.
My wife Jane and I planted pomegranate trees three years ago on our rich soil of the San Joaquin Valley in California. Our property is located in the middle of grape country around the Woodbrige area. Our wonderful variety of pomegranates are the number one variety worldwide for their rich flavor and deep red color. Since we do not sell to wholesalers our fruit hangs on the tree until it is ready for harvest and then some, adding sugar and flavor each day longer it hangs. The pomegranates taste great this year!!
Lisle Babcock knows his citrus! We love finding innovative growers like Babcock, who are committed to growing new and unusual varieties full of flavor and harvested at their peak of ripeness. Babcock grew up in a farming family. Citrus was always a favorite -- the family grew five acres of oranges when he was young. Lisle is also an excellent pomegranate farmer. The seeds of his fresh pomegranates are soft enough to be eaten along with the pulp. The fruit is grown by Babcock and a group of family farmers whose commitment to superior taste, hard-to-find varieties and support of organic growing methods results in unsurpassed flavor and quality.
Dos Gringos is an innovative contract grower, hand-made bouquet assembler and shipper of unique fresh-cut flowers, foliage, and botanicals. Superior service, consistent quality and constant communication are the core of the Dos Gringos business. Striving each day to make the flower-buying experience productive and profitable for every customer, Dos Gringos aims to be different by design.