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It’s official - the 2021 California avocado season is underway. At around 280 million pounds, this year’s crop volume is approximately 10 percent lower than last year. Still, with depth in California sourcing from West Pak groves and those of partner growers, the company will...

As part of their strategy to help reduce food waste, West Pak Avocado has partnered with Apeel, the developer of a plant-based, end-to-end solution allowing a more extended shelf life for their premium avocados. Apeel’s plant-based protection is made from materials that are found in the skins,...

As summer breezes by, West Pak's field team outlines the top 10 things California growers should know for August and September. Pesky Issues At this point, all fruit has sized enough to avoid the danger of scarring from avocado thrips. Those pesky perseae mites should be...

Kellen Newhouse grew up with the tasty green fruit all around him. His family was one of the founders of West Pak Avocado, and today the Newhouse name is synonymous with growing, packing, and distributing the produce commodity. Generation NEXT for the family-owned business, the...

In a nutshell, Maria De La Torre-Sabir in West Pak Avocado's Grower Accounting department pays growers for their fruit. Sounds simple enough, but the weight of her position in much more than that. It's about balancing customer service to hundreds of growers at any given...

As we enter the summer months, our resident field experts at West Pak have happily served up the following words of wisdom for our family of growers. Here's what Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez,...

West Pak Avocado, a California-based grower, packer, and distributor of premium avocados, just released their latest Avo Effect campaign video, Golden State of Avocados. The fourth episode for the company's ongoing 2020 series, this video covers the Avo Effect that the avocado has had on California and how it has...

In a recent roundtable with West Pak's field team, these ag-experts stepped up with their best words of advice for California growers for May and into June. Southern Field Manager Andrew Gabryszak, Northern Field Manager Mike Harberson, Northern Operations Field Manager Ralph Gonzalez, and Field...

A field manager and cultural advisor for the groves at West Pak Avocado Andrew Gabryszak operates mainly in San Diego and Riverside counties in sunny Southern California. He works with 125 to 135 growers in the region with ranches ranging in size from 5 to...

According to West Pak Avocado Drivers Eduardo Rivera and Javier Espinosa, their primary responsibility is a relatively simple but very important one, none the less. They are responsible for the safe pickup of fruit from ranches in the company’s northern region and delivering the precious...