Valley Center, CA
- California Avocado Grower for around 20 years
- Southern Region
Grower Doug O’Hara’s love for agriculture started during his studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he majored in Soil Science and quickly fell in love with farming. After getting a grasp of what it took to tend to a farm, O’Hara and his family decided to develop their own California Avocado grove. With the help of his daughters and wife, O’Hara planted many of the avocado trees currently on their 8-acre ranch in Valley Center, Calif., as well as the 21 California Avocado trees surrounding their Camarillo, Calif. home.
To this day, growing avocados is still very much a family business for them. O’Hara has taught his daughters everything about growing California Avocados, including tending to the trees, irrigating the grove and picking the perfect piece of fruit. He believes that the key to being a California Avocado grower is growing a product that he loves and that everyone else loves – “you have to love what you do in order to produce something great from the ground up.”