We grow the best medicine in the world®

Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation's fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including nearly half of America's fresh organic produce. Some members also farm throughout the U.S. and in other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations our members have provided variety and healthy choices as the first line of defense against obesity and disease. We grow the best medicine in the world.®

From Our Members


Western Growers was founded in 1926 in California's Imperial Valley. Then, we were called the Western Growers Protective Association, and our mission was to fight for fair transportation rates for the agricultural industry. We brought the industry together to support a common goal with the philosophy that there is strength in numbers. As we've expanded to provide a lobbying voice in state and federal government, affordable health benefits, PACA support, legal and human resources guidance and more, this philosophy continues to guide our growth. We are here to satisfy one mission — to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members.


Western Growers' leadership sets our association apart from the rest. Our executive team has close to 100 years of combined experience, and their direction has helped Western Growers to lead the charge in every facet of specialty crop agriculture.


At Western Growers, our staff is our family. Whether we're supporting lobbying efforts in state and federal arenas or processing the health benefit claims for our Western Growers Assurance Trust participants, our staff is dedicated to the same goals — to make life better for our members.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a who's who list of specialty agriculture. These multigeneration business leaders represent many of the top companies providing fruits, vegetables and nuts for the nation. They also are the voice of the members in their districts, and they are ready to help you get the most from your Western Growers membership.


Working at Western Growers means doing everything possible to help members succeed. And just like our members, whose family businesses sometimes span five generations, Western Growers is family. If you're looking for a challenging career supporting the people who help feed the nation, Western Growers may be the fit for you.