Misty Ranch - Wish Farms

Darwin Reich is a strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, and pineberry grower for Wish Farms at Misty Ranch and our Director of California Operations. He has been in the farming industry for more than 20 years, and brings a wealth of experience to support Wish Farms’ robust year-round berry program in California.

Our California strawberry farms harvest both conventional and organic strawberries during their season. Our Salinas ranches produces strawberries and pineberries starting in April. In southern California, strawberries and pineberries are grown in Santa Maria starting in March and Oxnard starting in January. Raspberries and blackberries are grown on our ranch in Santa Maria from June to November. These three regions of California have a rich history of agriculture. Situated on the West Coast of the state, the location we have chosen experience a moderate climate with cool nights allowing high quality, great tasting berries to flourish.

Founded: 2011

Commodity Grown:
  • conventional strawberries
  • conventional blackberries
  • conventional raspberries
  • conventional pineberries
  • organic strawberries


Monterey, Cabrillo, Frontera, Florida Beauty, and other proprietary varieties of strawberries, Pink-A-Boo Pineberries® AKA Pearl pineberries, PrimeArk45 blackberries, Kwanzaa®, Kweli ®, and Rafiki raspberries

Image of Wish Farms Strawberry Clamshell Conventional
Image of Wish Farms Raspberry Clamshell Conventional
Image of Wish Farms Blackberry Clamshell Conventional
Image of Wish Farms Pineberry Clamshell Conventional
Image of Wish Farms Strawberry Organic Clamshell Organic