Meet Our Growers

Naumes Inc: Olivehurst, CA

Naumes Inc. was established in Medford, OR in 1946 by Joe Naumes and Steve Nye after both men returned from active duty in World War II. Originally established as a packing company called Nye and Naumes Co. Inc., it eventually acquired orchards and soon packed only its own product. In the early 60’s the Naumes Family bought out the Nyes. The first of our California operations was bought near Marysville in the 70’s, eventually growing to more than 2,500 acres. After farming for over 50 years in California Naumes sold most of its acreage off, keeping 200 acres and the packing facility near Marysville. Now we focus on our Medford operation, where we farm around 2,500 acres of premium pears and wine grapes. Mike Naumes (Joe’s son) is CEO, his wife Laura is COO and two of their sons Joe & Sean work at the company.