Rava Ranches Inc. is a family-owned and operated produce company that uses sustainable agricultural practices to produce safe, high quality produce while minimizing the environmental impact on the land so that its employees and customers can maintain a high quality of life.

Gerolamo Rava came to Gonzales, California in 1924 from Lake Como, Italy. He started his own dairy, and raised beef cattle and feed in Monterey County. He helped construct the First Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Greenfield, was a member of the Salinas Elks Lodge, Monterey Farm Bureau, and Sons of Italy. Gerolamo was a generous man, who always lent a helping hand.

Second generation California farmer, Jerry Sr, was raised in Greenfield in an Italian tradition. Jerry started farming in the 50's after a stent in the Navy. Crops and equipment have evolved a long way since the 1950's and beans and sugar beets have given way to fresh vegetables and wine grapes.
Third generation California farmer, Jerry II, grew up farming along side his father and always knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps. He joined his father after graduation from Cal Poly, to expand the family business into Arizona and Southern California to build a year-round enterprise and increase the amount of acreage farmed and the variety of crops.

Third Generation California Farmer, Chad, had a love for the land at an early age. Chad manages the family's wine grapes in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties. Chad focuses on growing superior quality grapes while giving back to the land which he plans on passing down to future generations.
We have three missions in life:
• To provide the safest, highest quality produce to our consumers.

• Give our employee-family a good living and contribute to their quality of life.

• Leave our part of the earth better than when we came.
The seasonal climates create ideal growing conditions in different locations. Our operation in Monterey County is where most of our growing is done. Our locations in Yuma and Wellton, along with Imperial Valley, are home to our winter vegetable program.

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