Kalapana Tropicals Inc. is a family owned and operated orchid farm located south east of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Owners John & Mindi Clark started Kalapana Tropicals in 1987 as a dendrobium orchid cut flower farm in the area of Kalapana and then expanded in to growing orchids for potted plants in 1993 with a second nursery in the area of Kurtistown 20 miles away.
Koda Farms is the oldest, continuously family-owned and operated rice farm in California. Keisaburo Koda immigrated to the San Joaquin Valley town of Dos Palos where he built and operated a thriving rice growing, drying and milling operation. He created a corporation with his American-born children as stockholders to comply with the Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied aliens ineligible for citizenship the right to own land in California. To this day, Koda Farms is the sole grower of this proprietary strain, which is legendary in the food industry for its unique and superior taste and appearance.
Lone Star Citrus is located in the lush Rio Grande Valley of Texas, which is home to the world’s finest Red grapefruit. The unique combination of rich soil type and semi tropical climate produce a sweet juicy grapefruit that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world. This special fruit is available from October through April.
Lone Willow Ranch sits along California’s San Joaquin River, which provides ideal soil and climate conditions for growing heirloom tomatoes. The ranch is owned and operated by John M. Teixeira and has been organic certified for the past 13 years. Lone Willow Ranch markets 57 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, including Green Zebra, Hillbilly, Moon Glow and Brandywine OTV. Each variety has its own distinctive flavor, color and texture. The tomatoes are hand harvested twice a week at their peak of flavor. The fruit is taken out of the field, packed under the trees and put into boxes for same-day delivery. The ranch also grows six varieties of eggplant, bell peppers and a large variety of melons and corn.