Wholesum Family Farms is a third-generation family farm that has grown safe, wholesome food for 80 years. The family pioneer, Miguel Crisantes Gatzionis, migrated from Greece to Mexico in the 1920s. Don Miguel started farming in Sinaloa, Mexico in 1930.
Don Miguel's son, Theojary Crisantes, became an organic farming pioneer in Sinaloa. After completely transitioning the family's farm to sustainable practices, Theojary, Sr. now oversees a successful transition of the family's organic farms to his three sons: Theojary, Ricardo and Adrian.
Wholesum Harvest fruit and vegetables are all certified organic according to the stringent standards of the USDA National Organic Program. Regular assessments on our farms by a San Diego-based inspection agencyinspectors from San Diego, CA , verify that we are always fulfilling certified organic standards.
Our produce also meets a strict, science-based food safety standard, also certified by independent, third-party inspections. We say it like this: our food has been grown with care to be safe for our family and yours.
The Crisantes family is deeply concerned for our employees and fellow citizens. While our farms are evaluated regularly by an independent auditor to ensure every vegetable sent to you is grown with ethical labor practices, we also keep personally involved in our community. Theo Sr. was president of a local growers association and started a "social medicine" program still benefiting farm workers. Theo Jr. is chairman of the board of an orphanage. Wholesum Family Farms also supports non-profit foundations benefiting disabled children and advocating food security for children in our communities. Read More...
The fruit and vegetable varieties we grow all come from traditional plant breeding methods. We do not use seeds from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Wholesum harvests organic vegetables from diverse regions in Mexico. From greenhouses in Northern Mexico's high Sonora desert to southern sea-level production at La Cruz, our family's year-round harvest of wholesome crops benefits from Mexico's diverse geography and climate. We also partner with Mexican and Peruvian fruit growers to export a long season of delicious organic mangoes
SKILL & WISDOM
Theojary Crisantes, Jr., and Adrian Crisantes are both university-trained and regarded as organic vegetable production experts. Their farms offer opportunities for workers to become skilled in both age-old organic production wisdom and 21st-century technologies guaranteeing more sustainable vegetable production.