Legacy of Excellence

NEW Additions to D’Arrigo California

As consumers increase their appetite for healthier food options and the desire to incorporate more vegetables into their diets, D’Arrigo California, a farming leader of healthy and delicious vegetables, announces three new items in the Andy Boy® label: Florentino® AKA Sweet Baby Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Celery. “As we approach 100 years of growing, packing, […]

Happy 98th Birthday Andy D’Arrigo – Produce Icon and Philanthropist

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Salinas, CA: Andy D’Arrigo was born in Stockton, CA on February 1, 1924 to Stefano and Concetta D’Arrigo.  Stefano, an immigrant from Messina, Sicily, arrived at the immigration station at Ellis Island in New York aboard RMS Cretic on May 5, 1911 at the age of seventeen. At age two […]

John D’Arrigo Honored with the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Arizona

John D’Arrigo, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for D’Arrigo California has been honored by the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as an influential visionary and agricultural leader.  John was bestowed the prestigious Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in the agricultural industry, his service to the […]

D’Arrigo California Brings Awareness, Hope and Cooking for a Cure in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Studies show a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of obesity, glycemic disorders, cancers and cardiovascular diseases.  Produce company, D’Arrigo California is partnering with Candice Walker, foodie influencer of Proportional Plate, to host a virtual and interactive cooking class featuring Andy Boy produce. “D’Arrigo California is thrilled to […]

D’Arrigo California’s Commitment to Breast Cancer Research

Breast cancer is among the leading health issues women face in the United States. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. These statistics are both alarming and growing, which is one of the reasons why D’Arrigo California began its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) back in […]

8 Partners Supporting Health, Fitness, and BCRF

Stay healthy and fit with brands that give back to breast cancer research By BCRF | May 10, 2021 Thanks to research, we know that there are several proven steps women can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer—with eating a well-balanced diet and getting regular exercise top among them. BCRF is proud to […]

D’Arrigo California Approved as First Mass Vaccination Clinic Site for Agricultural Workers

Salinas, CA: D’Arrigo California was approved as the first site for mass vaccinations for agriculture workers in Monterey County. D’Arrigo California in partnership with the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas (CSVS), hosted a one-day, drive-thru vaccination clinic for Monterey County residents ages 65 and over who […]

Brighter Bites Expects to Impact Approximately 1,200 Families with Support from Local Partners

BRIGHTER BITES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION TO SALINAS, CALIFORNIA Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, announces the launch of its seventh location in Salinas, California. The fertile fields of the Salinas Valley are home to numerous growers, and the headquarters of many Brighter Bites partners making it […]

Simple Nutrition and Health Tips with a Big Payoff

If we could manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, lower our risks of heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, macular degeneration, cataracts, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s by consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables – then why aren’t we? Well, the fact is, change is hard! Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and […]

The D’Arrigo Legacy: Three Generations of Leadership in the Produce Industry

By Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos and Cory Lunde What drives an individual or organization to rise above in times of adversity? Why are some defeated by challenges and others thrive and come out ahead? Let’s take a glimpse into produce history to examine the unique parallels between the leadership and legacy built and sustained by D’Arrigo California […]

D’Arrigo California Launches Newly Redesigned Andy Boy® Website

D’Arrigo California is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at The new site features a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential Andy Boy® produce information. As we live in a dynamic and constantly evolving produce industry the site serves as a tool to communicate the breadth […]

Wellness: Change your habits, change your life!

Why is wellness so difficult to achieve? If we could manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, lower our risks of heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, macular degeneration, cataracts, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s by consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables – then why aren’t we? Well, the fact is, change is hard! Wellness is an […]

Agricultural Community Giving Challenge for Food Service Agencies Addressing Needs Brought on by COVID-19

John D’Arrigo, CEO/President and Chairman of the Board for D’Arrigo California is partnering with the Grower Shipper Association (GSA) Foundation/Ag Against Hunger to create an Ag industry-designated charitable giving opportunity.   Our goal is to help individuals and families in our communities who are struggling from food insecurity and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

D’Arrigo California Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 21 Year Partnership of “Growing For Prevention”

Cartons with BCRF pink ribbon

October 1, 2020 – Salinas, CA:  As of 1999, D’Arrigo California has donated over $2 million to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) to fund innovative breast cancer research.  To raise awareness a pink ribbon adorns the packaging and cartons of D’Arrigo California products under   the Andy Boy® label that you find in grocery stores and restaurants domestically […]

Electronic Shipping Kiosk at D’Arrigo California

D’Arrigo California has implemented shipping kiosks at their shipping facility in Salinas, CA.  This innovative tool, which contains a proprietary software program, was developed to improve efficiencies of the shipping process.  D’Arrigo California’s investment in the electronic shipping kiosks and its proprietary software program demonstrates its commitment to provide efficiencies throughout its supply chain. The […]