Fruit for a Healthy Future.

Meet our growers

Get to know the growers we trust to help us carry out the Zeal commitment to fruit for a healthy futures.

Fowler Packing Logo


SamSons Fowler Packing was founded in 1945 by Sam Parnagian, a produce pioneer who developed major advances in fruit handling and variety development. That spirit is still alive at Fowler Packing, which is now one of the largest shippers in the industry, handling over 7 million boxes of tree fruit, grapes and citrus per year. More than half of the fruit is owned and farmed by the Parnagian family, which still plays an active role in the management of Fowler Packing. All to ensure the best eating products for today’s consumers.

Sunwest Fruit Logo


Originally named for Albert and Helen Britz (the company’s founders), Britz started with just a single orchard in 1972. Slowly, more fruit tree and citrus ranches were added to the enterprise, as well as a packing operation. In 1984, Britz became SunWest Fruit Company. The name might have changed, but not the commitment to innovation and food safety. Today, SunWest leads the industry in packing efficiency and best practices, integrated farming, harvesting, packing and shipping to deliver a consistently excellent eating experience.