A Message From the President
Welcome to the Saticoy Lemon Association website. Our redesigned website will assist you in many different areas. Whether you are a new or current grower to Saticoy Lemon and need access to your grower account or a great cook looking for lemon recipes, we’ve got it here. You will learn about the importance of food safety in our operations, how we remain successful yet sustainable, and how our field managers can assist you with your lemon orchard. We are the largest lemon cooperative in the world handling 9,000 acres of lemons throughout California. Saticoy was established in 1933 and has grown to be the largest provider of California lemons in the United States.
Our vision is “to be recognized as the leading shipper of fine quality lemons, comprised as a cooperative membership association of the most skilled growers in the lemon business”. Our mission is “to be a progressive packer and shipper of quality lemons with an optimal market share in order to maximize long term returns for its grower members”.
In order to accomplish this, we start in the field by working with our growers to provide timely harvesting of their fruit resulting in optimal size and quality to meet market demands. We also provide plants that are cost effective with advanced processing and packaging equipment required to sell our fruit. All of our plants also meet GFSI standards for food safety.
Saticoy Lemon Association is a member of Sunkist Growers Inc. They provide marketing and sales representation for its members in order to sell their member’s fruit. They have done so since our inception. They also represent us in other areas such as foreign market access, pest issues, food safety and government related issues.
We are also members of California Citrus Mutual, Farm Bureau, and Ventura County Agricultural Association that provide representation to the Association in many issues relating to the citrus industry.
Our objective is to provide our grower members with competitive returns and costs through our proactive harvesting practices, efficient plant operations, customer satisfaction and our various industry memberships, particularly Sunkist Growers. As a leader in the lemon/citrus industry, our track record is well known.
President and Chief Executive Officer