Apple Growers Ice & Cold Storage Co. 850 W Beach St, Watsonville, CA95076 Apple Growers Ice & Cold Storage Co. is, as its name implies, a cold-storage facility for local apple growers.…More Its large warehouse holds harvested apples waiting for transport around the state and the country. Established in 1928 at its current West Beach Street location, Apple Growers Ice & Cold Storage Co. has been serving the Watsonville apple-farming community for nearly a century.
Bruce Rider & Sons is a third generation organic apple growing and packing company, supplying nearly 45 percent…More of the organic apple market. Established in the early 1900s as one of the earliest cold-packing sheds in Watsonville by Homer Rider, the business is still run by his grandsons and families. Specializing in delivering the freshest apples from varieties like Jonagold, Fuji and Braeburn, Bruce Rider & Sons also maintains several acres of flowers that are sold locally. Fresh-pressed apple ciders and juices are also available seasonally.</p>
P P Stolich & Son 445 W Beach St, Watsonville, CA95076 Established in 1943, P P Stolich & Son is a local Watsonville apple grower and shipper. This location is used for…More shipping/packaging and distribution of the apples to local grocery markets. Located on the corner of West Beach Street and Harvest Drive, this facility is a warehouse and shipping lot with a small office in front.
Gizdich Ranch 55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA95076 This family-owned ranch has been around for generations. It smells of tasty things like apples, raspberries, and…More blueberries. After driving through the hills to get there, you'll be happily surprised to find a bakery, a sit-down area for eating your food and a shop where you can pick up items to go. There are several choices of apples to purchases and gift boxes.
Red Apple Cafe 589 Auto Center Dr, Watsonville, CA95076 Serving a traditonal style American breakfast with some twists, Red Apple Cafe serves large portions of pancakes, a…More variety of egg dishes and their well-known potato platters, which come in eight tasty varieties. Only open til early afternoon, the breakfast menu is always on, then mixed with fresh sandwiches, salads and burgers for lunch. They are usually busy on the weekends, but service is fast and friendly. There is a nice outdoor patio for warm weather dining.
H.A. Rider & Sons 2482 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA95076 In 1948, H.A. Rider & Sons began processing apples into juice and cider. Today, this company operates on 26-acres of…More land in Watsonville. This facility includes equipment to press a variety of fruits, including apples, pears, cranberries, peaches, and strawberries. H.A. Rider & Sons can accommodate organic, as well as conventional and Kosher ingredients, to meet customer needs.
Chill Out Cold Storage 2576 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA95076 This storage facility is not like most, it is cold storage. Commercial growers and winemakers can store their apples,…More grapes, oranges and other produce in large storage facilities located next to farms and distribution roads. This allows the product to stay stored and not spoil during the various times in the year that they are not needed. It is a crucial asset to the local apple orchards and vinyards and can allow products to be used many months longer then when they have been harvested. To see the facility, call and arrange an appointment with the general manager.
Faria Farms 785 Travers Ln, Watsonville, CA95076 Faria Farms is a local, family-run farm. The farm grows all different types of fruits and vegetables like apples,…More peaches, pears, potatoes, tomatoes, squash and many, many more and harvests hen eggs. Faria Farms sells its produce at farmers markets in Watsonville and surrounding areas.