GILROY, CA – Christopher Ranch, the nation’s premier garlic company, announced that its annual 2020 harvest has officially begun, with the first truckloads from the field being delivered this week. The company is adding shifts at its Gilroy facility to increase production capacity, packing up to 1 million pounds of fresh garlic every week to ship to grocery stores and distribution centers across the country.
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented levels of demand for fresh garlic. Shelter in place guidelines have resulted in a national shift in consumption of garlic, disrupting inventories and forecasted supplies.
Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch, stated, “The COVID19 crisis has been a real game changer for the domestic garlic industry. It’s been difficult trying to maintain national supply lines, so the timing of our new crop couldn’t be better. We’re focused on rebuilding inventories, and getting our All-American garlic back out there to our customers.”
As an essential business, Christopher Ranch and it’s 1,000 strong work force, have remained in operation during the national pandemic. Christopher Ranch is committed to providing the freshest, most flavorful and food-safe garlic available. Consumers can expect to see the new crop of California-grown garlic in their local grocery stores over the next few weeks.
About Christopher Ranch LLC
As the nation’s largest domestic fresh garlic grower/packer, Christopher Ranch is a family-owned agribusiness with an over 60-year tradition of supplying the finest garlic products to retail and foodservice customers. Proudly located in Gilroy, the “Garlic
Capital of the World,” Christopher Ranch ships over 100 million pounds of fresh California heirloom garlic annually. To learn more about Christopher Ranch California heirloom Garlic and other products, visit www.christopherranch.com.