Wholesum

California | Arizona | Mexico https://www.wh.farm/

Wholesum

California | Arizona | Mexico https://www.wh.farm/

The goal at Wholesum is to hand off their farms in better condition than they found them to the next generation of growers. They’ve been growing since the 1930s and certified organic since 1994. Wholesum is committed to being Fair Trade certified and has invested in the latest advances in sustainable organic-growing technology.

For ideal growing conditions, Wholesum uses controlled environment barriers — like screens, plastics and glass — to keep out pests, bugs and other bad things. Water is recycled three times and averages 40 percent recirculation. All their fields are organic-certified and use industry-leading container-growing technology. In 2012, 34 percent of the electricity they consumed was produced by photovoltaic solar cells.

Wholesum believes a comprehensive, responsible approach to growing and a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to farming and is always looking for innovative ways to reduce their impact on the environment.

To ensure year-round availability, they partner with other family-owned and operated organic growers that span from California to Central Mexico. Their partners must meet their high standards of certified organic growing, corporate responsibility, and fair labor. As successful growers, they know strength in agriculture comes from working with other socially conscious family farms and helping them grow — they’ll even assist them with achieving Fair Trade certification!

 

WHERE THEY GROW

Greenhouse: 66-acres

Protected: 221-acres

Open field: 325-acres

 

Wholesum Farms Arizona (Amado, AZ)

40 miles south of Tucson

  • Tomatoes on the vine
  • Beefsteak tomatoes

How it’s grown:

  • Under glass (high tech): 24-acres
  • Open field: 3-acres

 

Wholesum Farms Sonora (Imuris, Sonora)

30 miles south of the border

  • Tomatoes on the vine
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • Long English cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Squash

How it’s grown:

  • Under glass (high tech): 42.5-acres
  • Plastic: 15-acres
  • Shade: 7.5-acres
  • Open field: 30-acres

 

Wholesum Farms Pacific (Culiacán, Sinaloa)

600 miles south of the border

  • Tomatoes on the vine
  • Beefsteak tomatoes
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Red bell peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Squash

How it’s grown:

  • Plastic: 36-acres
  • Shade: 162-acres
  • Open field: 292-acres
Grows:

Cucumber, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes