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Naturipe Berry Growers, Inc., brings the finest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, both conventional and organic, to market. Owned “by growers for growers” and based in Salinas, California, Naturipe Berry Growers, Inc. growers operate in all key growing districts in California, Florida and Mexico. With over 90 years of experience, select growers and solid, safe growing practices Naturipe Berry Growers, Inc., is an undisputed industry leader.
The company was founded in 1917 as the Central California Berry Grower Association and changed its name to Naturipe Berry Growers in 1922. As a grower cooperative, Naturipe provided its members the bargaining power and security needed to effectively control the marketing and distribution of their crops. In addition, the farmers learned from each other and the quality of the strawberries benefited from their collective knowledge.
In 2002, Naturipe Berry Growers, Inc. teamed up with Michigan Blueberry Growers and Hortifrut of Chile to establish Naturipe Farms, one of the largest full line, all season berry marketing companies in the world.
In 2007, after 90 years of operation as an agricultural cooperative, the company converted to a corporation. This change allowed the grower owners to maintain a solidly capitalized company, ready to move forward to the next 100 years of successful fruit marketing.