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A Brief History

Steinbeck Country Produce is owned and operated by the Huntington Family. The Huntington family’s roots run deep in the Salinas Valley soil, and our company is one of the few remaining family-run agricultural businesses in the Salinas Valley.

 

In 1949 Lou Huntington, Sr. began farming tomatoes, potatoes, sugar beets and onions in Soledad, California. His son, Lou Jr. joined him in 1963 after graduating from California Polytechnic University,San Luis Obispo with a degree in Ag Business.

 

The business grew and the commodities changed, with asparagus, lettuce and mixed vegetables added to the products grown. Land along the Salinas River from Salinas to Soledad was acquired over time, and the third generation of Huntington’s graduated from college and began working for the company.