As a leader in the industry for five generations, the Adam Family continues a tradition of farming quality fresh produce in the Santa Maria Valley.

Family

4th and 5th Generation: Brothers Peter, Dominic, and Kieran run the day-to-day business under the watchful eye of Richard Adam.

Values

  • Family
  • Integrity
  • Quality

Tradition

Back row, left to right: Kenneth, James, Isabel, William C., Mary C., and Charles
Front row, left to right: Anastasia Adam, Elisabeth Adam, Carlyle, Annie, William Laird Adam, Katherine, and Thomas

In 1850 as a teenager, William Laird Adam immigrated to America from Scotland. Settling in California's Santa Maria Valley, William was a pioneering farmer and merchant.

At the time of his arrival, Santa Maria had a population of around 100. William's son, James Adam, was the second generation to cultivate crops in the Santa Maria Valley. James' son John F. Adam Sr., born in 1898, was the third generation. John and his two brothers, William P. and Kenneth, formed the original Adam Bros. Farming.

John integrated the tractor, at the time a new tool for agriculture, into the operation and proved its effectiveness to his brothers who preferred to use the older technology of horses and mules. Together, the brothers raised sugar beets, seed beans, and feed for the draft animals used in the farming operations.In addition, they started to dabble in iceberg lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower on a small scale.

Richard E. Adam, the fourth generation of Adam farmers, has grown vegetables in the Santa Maria Valley for over 50 years. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, served in the United States Air Force, and then returned home to continue the family business.

Today, fifth generation sons, Peter, Dominic, and Kieran continue to farm on some of the same land that William Laird Adam settled and farmed in the 1800's.

Products



Broccoli

  • Harvest DatesJanuary - December (Year-Round Supply Santa Maria)
  • LabelsAdam Brothers Family Farms, Green Treasure
  • SizesDomestic Crowns, Short Cut Crowns, Bunch 14 Count, Bunch 18 Count, 38 Count Export, Taiwan Export, Hong Kong Export, Florets
  • OptionsSleeved, Liner
  • PackagingStandard Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic)
Cauliflower

  • Harvest DatesJanuary - December (Year-Round Supply Santa Maria)
  • LabelsAdam Brothers Family Farms, Ovation
  • Sizes9 Count, 12 Count, 16 Count
  • OptionsNaked
  • PackagingStandard Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic), Bin
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Celery

  • Harvest Dates May - January (Santa Maria)
  • Labels Adam Brothers Family Farms, Applause
  • Sizes 18 Count, 24 Count, 30 Count, 36 Count, 48 Count, Hearts 18 Count
  • Options Full Sleeved, Half Sleeved
  • Packaging Standard Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic), Bin
Lettuce

  • Harvest Dates April - December (Santa Maria)
  • Labels Adam Brothers Family Farms, Ovation
  • Sizes 12 Count, 24 Count, 30 Count
  • Options Wrapped, Liner
  • Packaging Standard Carton, Display Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic), Bin
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Red & Green Leaf

  • Harvest Dates April - December (Santa Maria)
  • Labels Adam Brothers Family Farms
  • Sizes 18 Count, 24 Count
  • Options Sleeved, Liner
  • Packaging Standard Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic)
Romaine

  • Harvest Dates April - December (Santa Maria)
  • Labels Adam Brothers Family Farms
  • Sizes 18 Count, 24 Count, 30 Count
  • Options Sleeved, Hearts (12x3, 15x3 and 48 count), Liner
  • Packaging Standard Carton, Display Carton, RPC (Returnable Plastic), Mini Bin

Food Safety

GLOBAL G.A.P.

Certified

USDA GAP/GHP

Audit Verification

Nursery to Shipping

Product is controlled internally from nursery to shipping

Traceability

Product Traceability

Contact Us

Adam Bros. Produce Sales, Inc.
2101 Sinton Road
Santa Maria, CA
93458
Sales: (805) 343-2000
Accounting: (805) 925-0339
Fax: (805) 343-2002
Adam Bros. Farming, Inc.
2101 Sinton Road
Santa Maria, CA
93458
Red Diamond Cooling, Inc.
4375 Brown Road
Guadalupe, CA
93434
Shipping: (805) 343-5808
Accounting: (805) 925-0339
Fax: (805) 925-6028