Swank Farms Produce IncHollister , CA
The home ranch I farm today was purchase in 1928 by my Grandfather, Bill Maggini. The 60 acre "home" ranch is located in the northern part of San Benito County. I was raised on another farm, a dairy, in Calistoga, then decided to raise my family at the home ranch.The original prune trees were switched out to vegetable row crops. After tasting one of our "home grown" tomatoes I knew there had to be a market for what I considered to be the best tasting tomato ever. Besides tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, English peas and melons became some of our favorite things to grow. We added fall ornamentals consisting of several varieties of Indian corn, pumpkins, and gourds.
Soon our home ranch wasn't big enough to grow all we needed. Althoughwe no longer had the dairy we still rented land where we grew alfalfa and oat hay for the cows.We expanded our farming by adding 210 acres to our growing rotation.
In order to stay afloat, we started our famous pumpkin patch and corn maze which is extremely popular every fall. With ups and downs, we finally made a go of it. Today Bonnie and I work together full time making Swank Farms Produce the best it can be. Each year we have been together we have made such great strides and are extremely proud of what we have accomplished over ouryears together. Together we strive to bring you the best produce we can possibly growalong with anabundance of family fun!