Some things are just meant to happen, take two people born and raised in a small farming community, who worked most of their teenage years in the fruit industry doing the various aspects of fruit production, picking, packing or stacking just to name a few.
Fast forward a few decades two different paths lead back to a new life together, merging families and growing a fruit marketing business. You have a life changing experience that urges you to return to what you know, farming. This is the story of Tod & Traci Parkinson, the founders of Valliwide Organic Farms.
Tod and his wife, Traci, have owned and operated a Produce Marketing Company, Valliwide Marketing, since 1992.
The Marketing company transitioned from conventional farming to only organic produce in 2010, as they began to see the growing demand for organic produce, and as the farmers they worked with expressed a desire to do so.