Set in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley in the shadow of the Tehachapi Mountains, Johnston Farms is a four-generation farming operation dedicated to giving our customers a taste experience that’s second to none – fruits and vegetables that don’t just look good but provide a flavor experience our customers will remember.
Shortly after World War II, John C. Johnston retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad in Oregon and moved his family to Bakersfield to grow potatoes. He settled in the Edison area of Kern County where he founded Johnston Farms.
Knowing our land would be ideal for other commodities as well as potatoes, we planted our first Navel orange grove in 1963, followed by Satsuma mandarins in the
early 70’s and red grapefruit in the 80’s. We added Bell peppers in 1986.
We pack over one-million cartons of our premium citrus from November to April each year. From three packinghouses in Edison, California, we ship our commodities to retailers in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia and the Indian Sub-Continent. Johnston farms also started selling citrus gift packs directly to consumers in 1986. Today, we ship all over the United States during the holiday season. You can order them by phone, fax, mail order or on our website.
“All it takes is one taste.” Dennis Johnston
We’re known worldwide for the quality of our products. Taste, texture, appearance, nutrition – the Blue Jay label and Johnston Farms stand for superior quality every day of the year.