Our History

Edward Silva Jr. has lived in the Salinas Valley his entire life, although his lineage originated in the Azores Islands. Pride in his Portuguese heritage, family business and agriculture are in Eddie’s blood—along with being adaptable and hard-working.

Since 1974, the Silva family has operated Silva Farms, a sole proprietorship, on the philosophy of doing what is right with unconventional thinking and solution-oriented perspective. The Silva family thinks of their farming operation as a small family business with the ability to operate on a large scale. Their motto of “the best of us is you” is evident to customers across the United States and internationally who have come to depend on the family’s honesty and openness and traditional ways of doing business.

The Silva family loves preserving what Eddie built and values the faith customers have in Silva Farms’ ability to respond to their needs with a crisis-free mentality. Adhering to the highest level of food safety standards, Silva Farms customers are assured their needs will always be covered.