Christopher Ranch Hosts California Governor Contender

Gilroy, CA (August, 2010)–On the eve of the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, Meg Whitman a California gubernatorial candidate toured Christopher Ranch. Don and Bill Christopher were her tour hosts and showed her around the 50+ year old home ranch here in Gilroy, CA. They went through the fresh garlic grader areas where employees work to size and sort the 80,000 pounds of garlic that run through that area daily all year round. They also visited the state of the art Peeled Garlic Plant where over 60,000 pounds of garlic is peeled and packed into our retail, foodservice and industrial products by Christopher Ranch employees every shift. This plant runs two shifts per day, year round. Since Christopher Ranch is one of the largest employers of Gilroy, Meg Whitman was interested in seeing the operation and meeting the employees.

After the tour she made some remarks and had a question and answer period. At a standing room only crowd in one of the warehouses she emphasized how she’d like to focus on three main areas to get California up and running again; Creating Jobs, Reigning in government waste and Repairing the broken public school system. “California is the most difficult state in the country to do business” she said, adding that if elected, she would put a moratorium on all new regulations. “Regulation is strangling business of all sizes in California. Let’s stop the madness”.

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Source: Christopher Ranch, LLC