History

One Grower, One Owner

Booth Ranches started in 1957 when Otis Booth Jr. inherited his first 40 acres of navel oranges. His vision was to create a successful premium citrus company to be passed down for generations.

Today his legacy continues with his daughter and company president, Loren Booth. Inspired by Otis’ vision, Loren has succeeded in making Booth Ranches a fully integrated citrus company that packs and sells only oranges that we grow ourselves. Booth Ranches farms 7,500 acres of citrus throughout California’s Central Valley.

With only one grower, full control is just one of the many benefits at Booth Ranches. Buying direct from the grower, traceability, sustainability, and food safety are just a few of the important issues facing the industry and the consumer today. It makes sense to have Booth Ranches bee part of your procurement solution, and we would be proud to bring you into our family.

Timeline

Scroll through Booth Ranches historical moments:

1957
1957

Oits Booth Jr. inherited 40 acres of premium citrus, Ivanhoe, CA from his Grandfather EC Farnsworth.

1960-2000's
1960-2000's

Otis Booth added acreage of citrus from Maricopa to Fresno California.

1998-1999
1998-1999

Loren Booth graduated from California Agriculture Leadership Foundation and joined Booth Ranches. In 1999 she became the first woman to join the board of the Citrus Research Board.

1999
1999

1st full-time employee hired and he still works here today.

2000
2000

Booth Ranches brought their entire farming operation in-house.

2003
2003

Booth Ranches bought their 1st packing house located in Orange Cove, CA. With the packing house came two labels, Ta Che and Millwood Creek.

2006
2006

Booth Ranches marketing division was created making Booth Ranches a fully integrated operation with farming, packing, shipping and marketing under one operation.
Labels created; Golden Girls, Otis Gold, Otis Orchard, Flying O, Booth Ranches and BR.

2007
2007

Worst freeze to hit in decades.

2008
2008

Ownership passes to Loren Booth after her father, Otis Booth Jr. passes away.

2008-2011
2008-2011

In 2008 Loren Booth joins WGA Board of Directors. In 2009 she lead an effort to recast the company to position it for a sustainable future, while building a larger team of professionals.
During this time she became the Chair of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation and served in that capacity until 2015.

2010
2010

Booth Ranches puts our family name on every piece of fruit we grow and pack. PLU stickers – Booth Ranches, bag labels and boxes all have the family name.

2011
2011

Booth Ranches Plant 2 in Orange Cove, CA was purchased.
The Packer headlines, "Booth Ranches no longer Flies below the Radar".

2012-2015
2012-2015

California endures a major drought. The year 2015 being the driest year in centuries.

2014
2014

Booth Ranches is 100% certified with GlobalG.A.P. in both the packing houses and the fields.

TODAY
TODAY

One grower/one owner farming 7500 acres throughout California's Central Valley. Offering only the best California Citrus from our family to yours.