Packer 25 — Dick Peixoto

Nov 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Ironically, Dick Peixoto, who owns Lakeside Organic Gardens, spent part of his childhood dragging spray hoses through apple orchards with his father, who worked for a fertilizer and pest control company.

Packer 25 — Raina Nelson

Nov 14, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Raina Nelson wanted to become a doctor until she found a shortcut that enabled her to accomplish her goal of saving lives without spending years in medical school.

Packer 25 — Aidan Mouat

Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Burfield
If you’re familiar with Aidan Mouat and someone asks you who is the smartest person you know who is affiliated with the produce industry, he’s probably the one who comes to mind.

Packer 25 — John Jackson

Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Burfield
When Landec Corp. acquired Guadalupe, Calif.-based Apio Inc. 20 years ago, Apio needed someone with experience in reverse mergers to help with the process.

Packer 25 — Nick Dulcich

Nov 11, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Nick Dulcich got his start working on the family farm in McFarland, Calif. He still works there, but his job description and his perspective on the produce industry have evolved over the years.

Packer 25 — Tom Brugato

Nov 08, 2019 by Tom Burfield
When Tom Brugato was about 9 years old, he and his dad would stop off at Pacific Coast Fruit Co. in Portland, Ore., to pick up a supply of produce for the Thriftmart grocery store his father managed.

Packer 25 — Dan Davis

Nov 05, 2019 by Tom Karst
Growing up in apple country, Dan Davis found the tree fruit industry early in life — or perhaps the industry found him.