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Ocean Mist Farms Celebrates 90th Anniversary


Ocean Mist Farms will celebrate a 90-year legacy of growing artichokes and premium fresh vegetables with activities planned throughout the year ahead.

oceanmist3The fourth-generation grower-owned business was founded by Italian immigrants in 1924 who started the business by growing artichokes and Brussels sprouts along the Pacific Ocean’s Monterey Bay in Castroville, Calif. Today the company farms in multiple locations throughout California, Arizona and Baja Mexico, and its famous artichokes have been proclaimed the official state vegetable of California.

“Our land may be the foundation of Ocean Mist Farms, but it really is the people who build our legacy,” said Mark Reasons, facilities manager and a member of the company’s board of directors.

Some of the activities Ocean Mist Farms has planned this year to celebrate its anniversary include the redesign of the company website and the creation of a new Artichoke Club website (artichokeclub.com); branding its original root stock variety that dates back to 1924 as an Ocean Mist Farms Heirloom Artichoke; and sharing a new video that tells the company’s 90-year legacy story.

The highlight of the anniversary festivities will be at the annual Castroville Artichoke Festival—this year held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds May 31 and June 1—where Ocean Mist Farms will be honored for being a part of the community since 1924.

COO Joe Pezzini said, “We are proud to reach this milestone together. Investing in quality people and farm land is the foundation of success and longevity for generations of Ocean Mist growers.”


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