Tanaka Farms began with great-grandfather Teruo who immigrated from Hiroshima-ken, Japan. After making the arduous journey to California his son, grandfather George, was born in Dinuba. Farmer Tanaka is a “Sansei”, a 3rd generation Japanese American, who was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and has a degree in Agricultural Business.
Farmer Tanaka, his wife, Shirley, and his son, Farmer Kenny, own and operate Tanaka Farms which is an authentic working farm. Our 30-acres produce fruits & vegetables that supply our produce stand, provide for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and our various educational tours.
In 1998, Tanaka Farms decided to go to Responsible Farming Methods after land development forced them to move the farming operation from Irvine Center Drive and Bake Parkway. The farm is now situated in a valley in the heart of Irvine. It’s hard to believe that this beautiful farm can exist among all of the development in Orange County!