Joe Villarreal

Senior Production Manager, Taylor Farms California
“Growing up in Yuma, Arizona, the winter capital of produce, I was always surrounded by vegetables and fascinated by how crops were cut and packed right outside my bus stop. To this day, I still enjoy learning “how it’s made” and being part of an industry-leading team like the Taylor Farms family. It’s been exciting over the years—especially having the opportunity to see the evolution of automation in both the field and facility. Throughout the years, I’ve climbed up to my current role as Senior Production Manager for Taylor Farms California Foodservice. This company has taught me many educational experiences within the produce world and I look forward to seeing how the future unfolds.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”