Grower Member Services

We work with our growers.

Sunsweet is owned by 200 grower members, who represent 40% of California’s prune crop. Our members enjoy a stable home for their fruit, ensuring a sustainable business for prunes. As industry leaders, our growers adhere to the best growing practices, yielding the highest quality fruit. Our commitment to innovation helps people lead healthier lives, providing consumers with the delicious benefits of Amaz!n™ Prunes, in new and convenient ways.

With 10 Field Representatives located throughout the entire state of California's prune growing regions, Sunsweet's Member Services Department is committed to keeping our growers up to date on current farming practices, market conditions, and industry affairs. No packer in the industry has the breadth of knowledge or experience that our Member Service Department has; if you have any questions about the prune industry, either as a Sunsweet Member or as a potential grower, please do not hesitate to give us a call.


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Melvin Ward
Vice President
Member Services & Dryers

Sunsweet® Dryer Locations

Sunsweet has drying facilities throughout the state of California. This ensures the fruit is dried quickly after harvesting, resulting in peak flavor and quality.

Sunsweet® Dryer Facility Managers

Mark Gilles
Field Advisor Region 1 & 2
23385 Hogsback Road Red Bluff, CA 96080
Tel: 530-527-3377
Joseph Ackley
Red Bluff Dryer
23385 Hogsback Road Red Bluff, CA 96080
Tel: 530-527-3377
Jacob Cecil
Hamilton City Dryer
7714 Road 9 Orland, CA 95963
Tel: 530-865-9595
Dago Rosales
Gridley Dryer
26 E Evans-Reimer Rd Gridley, CA 95948
Tel: 530-649-6118
Nathan Martson
Marysville Dryer
704 Magnolia Rd., Marysville CA 95901
Tel: 530-458-4904
Jaime DeLaCerda
Live Oak Dryer
9301 Larkin Road Live Oak, CA 95953
Tel: 530-751-5379
Mike Mitchell
Field Rep Region 2 & Member Services Assistant
960 Pease Road Yuba City, CA 95993
Tel: 530-671-2325
Mark Ramos
Winters Dryer
29485 County Road 27 Winters, CA 95694
Tel: 530-661-6172
Javier DeLaCerda
Madera Dryer
28390 Avenue 12 Madera, CA 93639
Tel: 559-673-4140
Bruce Norton
Madera Dryer
28390 Avenue 12 Madera, CA 93639
Tel: 559-673-4140