Exeter Citrus Association was formed in 1925 by a small group of like-minded California citrus growers. Seventy-five years later, we merged with Ivanhoe Citrus Association and officially became known as Exeter-Ivanhoe Citrus Association. We have been packing and shipping premium high-quality citrus around the globe for almost 100 years. We operate three modern pack facilities located in the Central San Joaquin Valley. We currently pack Navels, Late Navels, Valencias, Cara Caras, Minneolas, Pummelos, Bloods, and now Lemons.
Our Association has earned a reputation for being one of the leading packing houses in the Sunkist system. We have achieved label recognition from both domestic and export customers alike, they know they can get what they ordered – a quality pack. Our premium “Skyrocket” label has a strong and loyal following in numerous export markets. We currently ship about 40% of our fruit overseas. Our major export destinations include Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. Since 1925, our mission of maximizing grower returns has never changed.
It started back in October 1925 when a small group of like-minded California citrus growers came together to form Exeter Citrus Association. They joined together to produce a cooperative for the purpose of picking, packing, and selling their citrus. The Association was fortunate to have started with some of the highest quality growers and some of the best citrus farming grounds in the world. Over the years, membership has grown as well as the different citrus varieties.
We currently pack Navels, Late Navels, Valencias, Cara Caras, Minneolas, Pummelos, Bloods, and now Lemons. Exeter Citrus Association has always been recognized as an industry leader in effecting advancements in technology and automation.