Perez Farms is a family farm in Crows Landing, California started by Juan Miguel Perez.
Born in Borau in the province of Huesea, Spain, Juan Miguel came in 1911 to the Lompoc area, starting his California career working as a farm hand there and marrying Miss Maria Antonia LaCosta in 1914.
In 1924, the young couple moved to the San Fernando Valley where they farmed until 1936, before they made their next move to Westley to work on the W.W. Cox Ranch. In 1941, Juan Miguel was given the opportunity by W.W. to farm and became one of the pioneers who developed that part of the valley to row crops. Also, at that time, he and his sons Daniel, Mike, Tom and Earl formed J.M. Perez and Sons.
J.M. Perez retired in 1949 turning the business over to his four sons who farmed and shipped melons, bell peppers and round tomatoes under the name of Perez Brothers.
Perez Farms was started in 1992 to include the third Perez generation. Perez Farms grows almonds, alfalfa, apricots, beans, broccoli, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, garlic, honeydew, peppers, tomatoes, walnuts, watermelons and wheat. Most of the land is farmed conventionally but a significant portion is farmed organically.