North Bay Produce's thirty-one member growers offer fresh fruits and vegetables from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, United States, and Uruguay. This global diversification between the northern and southern hemisphere allows us to offer a continuous supply of fresh apples, asparagus, berries, and snow & sugar snap peas throughout the year. Many of North Bay Produce's family of growers are second, third , and even fourth generation farmers. Those years of experience bring extensive knowledge and know-how in growing some of the finest fruits and vegetables throughout the world.
John Alt with his wife, Stacey Humphreys-Alt own Alt Farm located in the beautiful apple ridge area of west Michigan. Four generations have farmed the land that was settled in 1893 by John E. Humphreys. John started out farming dairy cattle and apples. As the farm grew in acres, John added peaches, cherries, chicken and hogs. John worked the land until his son John C. Humphreys was old enough to take over the farm. Finding the soil and weather perfect for apples, John C. started transitioning the farm to concentrate on apples. In 1959 the first apple storage shed was built and the farm was growing steadily. John C. passed the farm on to his sons Robert C. “Hap” Humphreys and John S. Humphreys.
Adkin Blue Ribbon Packing Company, Inc. is a 5th generation family farm located just minutes away from lake Michigan's pristine south west lakeshore in South Haven, Michigan. The lake protects the farmland that was founded in 1899 by Herschel Adkin one of the original pioneers of the southwest lakeshore area emigrating from England via Canada. Starting out as a peach grower, Herschel started with 240 acres and 5 employees working the land. Within a few years, Herschel became one of the most successful peach growers in Southern Michigan.
Tucked away along West Michigan's apple ridge resides the fourth generation Gee Orchards currently owned by C. Thomas (Tom) Gee and his younger brother Bradley (Brad) Gee. The farm got its start in the early 1900's with their great-great-grandfather, Leslie Gee, who settled in Bailey, MI by purchasing 70 acres to farm row crops as a family farm. Noticing the climate and soil was conducive to fruit trees, Leslie added tart cherries and peach trees to the farm in the 1920's.