Lakeside Organic Gardens, Watsonville, Calif., has promoted Fabian Olivarez to quality control manager and Eric Esqueda to harvest coordinator.
Olivarez oversees all aspects of quality during the growing, harvesting, and shipping periods at the northern and southern regions. Previously, Olivarez worked in the sales office as the harvest coordinator for four years.
Filling Olivarez’s previous role as harvest coordinator, Esqueda is the link between the field and the sales staff. While working from the sales office, Esqueda will be able to provide updates about production in the field and will be communicating directly with the owner and grower Dick Peixoto.
Esqueda previously worked in the shipping department in Watsonville during the spring and summer seasons and in Holtville during the winter season.