Golden Bear Ranches (GBR) is a top producer of sweet cherries as well as heirloom vegetables in the northern San Joaquin Valley, California region. This well-respected company, led by 6th-generation Northern Californian John L. Gibson, grows 5 varieties of sweet cherries and over 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes at its three Lodi area ranches, shipping its harvested products as far away as New York. GBR's top-line reputation for its exceptional fruit and vegetables began several years ago when it made its first on-demand deliveries to nearby Napa Valley's top restaurants..

The company's growing list of restaurant and fine food clientele reads like a "Who's-Who" of Napa Valley and includes (Thomas Keller's) The French Laundry, Bouchon and Ad Hoc, (Michael Chiarello's) Bottega, Angele, Bistro Jeanty, Market, Redd, Bistro Don Giovanni, Cook, Rutherford Grill, plus Dean & DeLuca, among many others. GBR's overriding goal, like that of its late Swiss-born matriarch, Elvezia Scolari-Gibson, is to provide the freshest and best tasting produce one can buy in the marketplace. We encourage everyone to c all to arrange a GBR farm tour and to pick some of the best heirloom tomatoes and sweet cherries grown in Northern California.

Listing last updated on Aug 3, 2010

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