Deardorff Family Farms

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Employer Summary

Our great-grandfather started Deardorff- Jackson Company in Los Angeles, California with a simple philosophy to provide customers with the freshest, best-tasting fruits and vegetables available. Along with our grandfather, the two men remained true to this philosophy and built one of the most well respected family businesses on the West Coast. 

The company’s produce in the 1930’s and 40’s came from Venice, Hollywood and Los Angeles, California. In the 1950’s and 60’s, urbanization forced the company to move operations into Orange County (south of Los Angeles) and Ventura County (north of Los Angeles). Bill and Tom Deardorff joined the company during these times and represented the third generation of Deardorffs to join the family business. 

Bill and Tom followed the same core philosophy of their ancestors, while adding the commitment to always try to be on the leading edge of innovation in the produce industry.  This challenge resulted in the company making many key introductions in farming, packaging and cooling of fresh produce.

Today, the family business is operated in Ventura County by the fourth generation of Deardorffs. We continue to follow the philosophies and challenges set forth by our ancestors. We are doing this by, among many other things, engaging in what we call sustainable farming practices.