Valley fruit farmers join together to buy Prima Wawona farmland for $91 million

It took several months, but nearly all of the 13,000 acres of farmland that became available after the collapse of Prima Wawona fruit company have been sold.

About 1,300 acres remain of what was once the largest tree fruit grower, packer and shipper in the nation.

The company, a merger of two longtime farming empires, Gerawan Farming and Wawona Packing, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Oct. 13, 2023 after succumbing to more than $600 million in debt.

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