California strawberry farms have been a ladder to success for many immigrants to improve their lives. Field workers can advance to crew supervisor, quality checker, tractor driver and truck driver positions.
Hector Gutierrez is a first-generation strawberry farmer from Oxnard, California. He exemplifies environmental responsibility in California strawberry farming. Growing up in an agricultural family in the Central Valley, Hector developed a profound respect for the land and a desire be a steward of the environment.
A third generation California strawberry farmer, Glen’s grandfather – and then father – laid the groundwork (literally) back in the 1960’s for what Glen now considers his life. What started out as a small, 15 acre farm has now blossomed into a 600-acre family business. And it looks like there’s no end in sight to this family tradition, with most of his family in the business and signs that the next generation is poised to take the helm in the years to come.
Here you will find personal stories from the farm, nutrition info from the experts, and enticing stories about strawberries from top chefs and food influencers. Enjoy!