Charles Stearns has been in the hand grown California avocado business for a lifetime, growing up with a family that has perfected the art of commercially raising and nurturing avocados for well over 30 years on their 50 acre foothill farm located between Exeter and Lindsay on the foothill slopes to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Charles is a Clinical Program Coordinatorand is a diabetes educator and pharmacist with American Health Care, who loves learning and teaching about real foods and nutrition. When his father passed away, he decided to take over the family business and continue the Stearns family legacy of providing superior hand grown California avocados to the Central Valley.
In addition to avocados, Stearns Foothill Farms also produces and sells varieties of oranges and lemons which grow on their west and south facing foothill sloped groves. The direction of the slopes and the clay soils on the foothills produce some of the earliest ripened citrus in the Central Valley which are much sweeter than what would be found on the Valley floor.