Christopher Ranch Supports Local Education with New Children’s Book

GILROY, Calif. — As the largest private employer in Gilroy, California, the Garlic Capital of the World, Christopher Ranch is doing its part to boost morale and engagement throughout the community. Education among Gilroy’s youth has long been the primary focus of the Christopher family’s philanthropy, so they were inspired to create a special story for the children of Gilroy and the surrounding communities. 

Elephant Garlic, starring one of Christopher Ranch’s most celebrated products—an oversized member of the allium family—is the story of one young elephant’s journey to discover his favorite food.

On March 2, the Christopher Family Foundation partnered with the Gilroy Unified School District to provide hard copies of their original children’s picture book Elephant Garlic to schools in the area. Ken Christopher, President of the Foundation, will be reading the story throughout 2021 to Gilroy’s elementary school children. Following the book’s launch and virtual readings with Rod Kelley Elementary, the Foundation looks forward to working with many more schools in the near future.

Following the events of the 2019 Garlic Festival and the disruption of daily life due to the COVID pandemic, Christopher Ranch is looking to do what it can to better the lives of local youth.

About Christopher Ranch LLC

As the nation’s largest domestic fresh garlic grower/packer, Christopher Ranch is a family-owned agribusiness with an over 60-year tradition of supplying the finest garlic products to retail and foodservice customers. Proudly located in Gilroy, the “Garlic Capital of the World,” Christopher Ranch ships over 100 million pounds of fresh California heirloom garlic annually. To learn more about Christopher Ranch California heirloom Garlic and other products, visit