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Stater Bros. Partners With Local Growers in Redlands

Keep it Local. Keep it Fresh.

Stater Bros. is proud to partner with local grower, Redlands Foothill Groves, whose citrus packing house is located less than 8 miles from our corporate office. This partnership allows us to carry the freshest navel oranges you can buy in the marketplace, picked from the tree just 2 or 3 days earlier.

Manuel and Terry at Redlands Foothill Groves last citrus packinghouse

The city of Redlands used to be home to about 28 different packing houses.  Today, Redlands Foothill Groves is the only operating citrus packing house left in San Bernardino County. It is managed by Manuel Martinez, who has worked there for 20 years.

The employees at Redlands Foothill are loyal. They love being at the packing house. We all care about each other,”says Manuel.

Terry Klenkse, President of Redlands Foothill Groves, has lived in Redlands since 1965. Terry takes pride in growing the freshest fruit for his neighbors.

Local Grower Photos:

fresh oranges from last packinghouse in Redlands

past and future of Redlands Foothill Groves citrus oranges