Sustainable Farm Practices

Grown Ripe Here

Seasonal fresh fruits and veggies are available in sequence year-round due to the 178 varieties we grow right here on the farm. Tree fruit, such as peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, apples, pluots, and many others are picked daily while in season and placed directly from the trees to our store displays.

Murray Family Farms is dedicated to providing the highest quality produce, with superior flavor and nutritional value. Our constant search for the most flavorful varieties means new ground is always being broken.

Sustainable Farm Practices

We live and raise our family right here on the farm.

Steve Murray and Steven Jr.

Murray Family Farms is certified through GlobalG.A.P. (GGN: 4052852192514). This comprehensive approach to farming emphasizes the use of compost to improve soils and eliminate agriculture burning, utilizes methods of crop rotation and biological materials, in order to minimize commercial sprays, and provide a safe and sanitary working environment for our valued employees and visitors. For the purpose of water conservation, 100% of our crops are drip irrigated, which achieves a water efficiency of 95%.

At Murray Family Farms, we grow our crops with integrity and guaranteed food safety. Our farm home is situated right here, smack-dab in the middle of our orchards where we live and raise our family. Agricultural sprays are minimized, and only approved organic materials are used from bloom to harvest. We are blessed with fertile soil, an ideal climate, and pure irrigation water. Fruit can be eaten “ripe” off the trees.

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Salas Recognizes Murray Family Farms as Small Business of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2014
Contact: Jillian Rice (661) 335-0302

Salas Recognizes Murray Family Farms as Small Business of the Year

32nd Assembly District Small Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today honored Murray Family Farms as Small Business of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District.

murray“Murray Family Farms is the embodiment of a business that embraces the community by creating a family-oriented business that values people and great produce,” Salas said in a statement. “The Murray family has done more than just sell produce – they have created a fun and safe destination for the community to learn about agriculture. I am proud to honor Steve and Vickie Murray from Murray Family Farms as the 32nd Assembly District Small Business of the Year.”

Steve and Vickie Murray have grown their enterprise, entertaining tens of thousands of children and adults each year. Murray Family Farms features an animal garden, wagon rides, bounce pillow, cattle train, mazes, pumpkin patch, picnic area, butterfly house, U-Pick, 28 farmers markets, the two freeway fruit stands, bakery, restaurant, and preserves. On-the-farm fun activities connect the community with the food they eat. Value-added agriculture provides 10 times more employment, distributing dollars collected from export and domestic customers, coastal cities and interstate travelers paid to the local labor force.

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Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Avenal, Corcoran, Delano, Hanford, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.

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