Lyons Loves Local
Settled between the Sierra Nevada Mountain to the east and the Coast Range to the west, is the fruitful earth of the San Joaquin Valley. Rich soil, vast amounts of sunshine and ideal weather conditions is a trifecta of perfection for the agriculture. Proud residents and farmers proudly proclaim, “We feed the world” and well, they aren’t wrong. Every year millions of pounds of fruit and vegetables are harvested and send all over the United States and the world. From almonds and grapes, to plums, peaches and carrots, we have something for everyone!
The Central Valley is approximately 450 miles from northwest to southeast inland and parallel to the Pacific Ocean, covering approximately 22,500 square miles making it slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia.
Fresno County produces around 350 crops worth approximately $6.8 billion.
Fresno County’s largest crop is grapes. (playfresno.org)
Lyons Says Yes to Fresno!
The San Joaquin Valley is also the home of Lyons corporate headquarters – Fresno, California. With a central location, our ties to the agriculture industry are strong. Our strengths include the farming of tree fruit and citrus and the sourcing of California strawberries.
Lyons Fresno facility employs around 600 Central Valley residents.
Proud supporter of industry organizations including the California Restaurant Association and ProStart, a program that provides students with hands-on culinary experiences.
Proud supporter of a variety of local charities in the Fresno area.
Fresno & Foodservice
Fresno is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. So much, that Fresno is often a test market for some of the most lucrative companies in the food service industry. In just the past couple of years, Fresno has served as a test market for a few of the industry’s largest organizations including McDonald’s, Taco Bell and even Uber Eats!