Sun-Maid Growers of California

About Sun-Maid Growers of California

Sun-Maid Growers of California is an American privately-owned cooperative of raisin growers headquartered in Fresno, California. Sun-Maid is the largest raisin and dried fruit processor in the world. As a cooperative, Sun-Maid is made up of approximately 850 family farmers who grow raisin grapes within a 100-mile (160-kilometer) radius of the processing plant. Sun-Maid also sources dried fruit beyond this geographical area. In 2012, Sun-Maid celebrated its 100th anniversary as a grower cooperative. Sun-Maid raisins are packaged in a red box featuring the “Sun-Maid Girl” wearing a red sunbonnet and holding a tray of fresh grapes. The grapes are picked at harvest time, usually late August to early September, and dried naturally in the sun, either by hand-picking them and laying them on paper trays or allowing them to dry-on-the-vine (DOV) for mechanical harvesting. After about 14 days, they are placed in bins and delivered to the Sun-Maid plant for processing, packaging, and shipping to customers throughout the United States and in more than 60 countries around the world.


Packaging Engineer Intern

June 2021 - December 2021 Kingsburg, CA
“After completing my Packaging Engineer Intern role at Sun-Maid Growers of California, I am proud to say I worked for a company full of strong, growing development and a creative culture. My time there was encouraging and my supervisor was beyond supportive. The workplace consists of friendly employees willing to help you succeed. ”
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