Here at Tanaka Farms, we strive to grow the best quality produce for you and your family. Not only do we want to grow great produce for you, we think it is absolutely necessary for everyone to know where their food is coming from and how it is being grown. This is why we strongly believe in educating children and adults alike with our farm tours.
We want everyone who visits the farm to come away with a new found appreciation for food. We want to encourage more families to incorporate fresh produce into their lives and we believe that by providing a quality product and educating everyone about it, we can accomplish this.
Tanaka Farms began with great-grandfather Teruo who immigrated from Hiroshima-ken, Japan. After making the arduous journey to California his son, grandfather George, was born in Dinuba. Farmer Tanaka is a "Sansei", a 3rd generation Japanese American, who was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and has a degree in Agricultural Business.
Farmer Tanaka, his wife, Shirley, and his son, Farmer Kenny, own and operate Tanaka Farms which is an authentic working farm. Our 30-acres produce fruits & vegetables that supply our produce stand, provide for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and our various educational tours.
In 1998, Tanaka Farms decided to go to Responsible Farming Methods after land development forced them to move the farming operation from Irvine Center Drive and Bake Parkway. The farm is now situated in a valley in the heart of Irvine. It's hard to believe that this beautiful farm can exist among all of the development in Orange County!