ABOUT HARRIS RANCH
THE HARRIS FARMS GROUP OF COMPANIES
The Harris family has been farming for more than a century, and the Fresno County farm has been under continuous family operation since 1937. Since its founding, Harris Farms has grown into one of the largest agribusinesses in the nation and is California’s largest cattle feeder, fed beef processor and beef marketer.
The family’s California farming history dates back to 1916 when J.A. Harris and his wife, Kate, arrived in the Imperial Valley to establish one of California’s first cotton gins as well as other cotton-related businesses. They later farmed in the San Joaquin Valley where their only son, Jack Harris, graduated from Chico High School in 1932, prior to attending Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.
In 1937, Jack and his wife, Teresa, founded their own ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, starting out on a previously unfarmed half-section of land and expanding over the years to several thousand acres of prime farm land. Originally growing primarily cotton and grain, Harris Ranch now produces more than 30 varieties of vegetables, fruit and nut crops. These include everything from carrots, lettuce, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and melons to oranges, lemons, walnuts, almonds, and wine grapes.
Firmly established as one of America’s largest integrated beef producers and an agricultural giant, the Harris Ranch family expanded its realm beyond the ranch with the addition of a restaurant in the 1970s, and the Inn at Harris Ranch soon thereafter. Current owners, John and Carole Harris, take great pride in stewarding the decades-old family business and the evolution of Harris Ranch is certain to continue apace. Related companies include the Harris Ranch Beef Company, the Harris Feeding Company, the Harris Farms Thoroughbred Division, and Harris Fresh.
NEWS & PRESS
THINGS TO DO
Just beyond the oasis of Harris Ranch hotel is a wide-open range of things to do and see. Here’s a list for starters.
Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant seeks dynamic, professional individuals to join our I-5 complex Restaurant Management Team. Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant is currently ranked as the sixth-highest volume, independently owned and operated restaurant in California. Harris Ranch offers a comprehensive benefits package for managerial employees, including health insurance, employer-match 401k, vacation and sick leave, all backed by a quality of life philosophy and over 25 years of financial growth and stability.