pride & tradition
The idea of drying our fresh cherries began on the ranch of 2nd generation farmer Ernie Podesta, who always advocated for value added products to his crops. Ernie never stopped working on other avenues to promote California Cherries.
That same pride and tradition continues through Jane (Ernie’s youngest daughter) and Jim Samuel and their three sons. In 2011 the 4th Generation, Jacob, Zachary, Case, entered the business to continue the family tradition through farming and processing of All Natural, Dried Dark Sweet Cherries. Over the last three years, we’ve expanded our portfolio to include blueberries, peaches, pears and apples.