Our team is dedicated to serving you the absolute best local produce

From knowledgeable production people to dedicated packing and delivery employees, to the best customer service team, we strive everyday in supplying the best produce farm boxes you can find anywhere.

  • Brian Talley

    Brian Talley

    President/CEO, Owner

    Brian is a third generation farmer who started working on the farm in 1978 when he was 12.  Brian graduated from UC Berkeley before returning to Talley Farms in 1989.  In addition to his role on the farm, Brian also serves as President of Talley Vineyards, the family’s highly regarded winery.  In 2010, Brian had the idea to start the Talley Farms Box program based on the wine club subscription model popular in the wine industry.  Brian loves to cook and wrote an acclaimed cookbook called Our California Table, which celebrates the produce and wines we produce.

  • Ryan Talley

    Ryan Talley

    Director of Operations, Owner

    As Director of Operations, Ryan oversees all farming and production aspects of Talley Farms, including the Talley Farms Box program. Ryan was born and raised in Arroyo Grande and began working on the farm in the same way his brother and cousin started:  picking beans.  He graduated from Purdue University before returning to the farm to work alongside his uncle Don Talley who was the President and CEO of Talley Farms at that time.  Ryan would use this knowledge to write the custom computer program that we use today to manage farm operations.

  • Todd Talley

    Todd Talley

    Chief Financial Officer, Owner

    Like his cousin Brian and brother Ryan, Todd was born and raised in Arroyo Grande and got his start at Talley Farms as a 12 year old in the bean field. Todd graduated from UC Berkeley before joining Talley Farms full time in 1992, where he worked closely with his aunt Rosemary in the produce sales office.  He now serves as CFO, where he oversees all sales and administration for the company. Todd likes to joke that he “has gone from bean picker to bean counter.”  Todd is recognized as a leader in our community and his church.

  • Rosemary Talley

    Rosemary Talley

    Corporate Secretary, Owner

    Brian’s mother and Todd and Ryan’s aunt, Rosemary is considered the “matriarch” of Talley Farms and does “everything nobody else wants to do.” Rosemary was raised in Marysville California and married Don Talley in 1962 after both had graduated from UC Berkeley.  She would later earn a Masters Degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before becoming a mathematics instructor there. Rosemary joined Talley Farms in 1977 where she established the sales office and came to be respected as a pioneering woman in the produce industry.

  • Andrea Shapiro Chavez

    Andrea Shapiro Chavez

    Creator and Manager, Talley Farms Box Program

    Andrea is a Cal Poly graduate, earning a degree in Economics in 1980. She has spent the last 40 years working at various levels in the produce business from Western Regional Sales Manager for Dole Fresh Vegetables, to being a Produce Broker, shipping produce all over the world. In February of 2012, Talley Farms hired her to create a direct-to-consumer farm box program called  The Talley Farms Box Program. Andrea is proud to currently serve on the boards of the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation and the SLO Food Bank. As a mother of 2 grown boys, a wife of 34 years, and a cook who loves fruits and vegetables, her passion in life is to “ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EAT MORE PRODUCE!”
  • Lisa Loogman

    Lisa Loogman

    Talley Farms Box Customer Service Manager

    Lisa graduated from Cal Poly in 2013 with a degree in Agricultural Business. Hired as an intern at Talley Farms, she instantly made herself indispensable, helping in the office on the sales desk, in the fields, packing boxes in the coolers, and helping promote at many of our Talley Farms Box events. Once summer was over Lisa’s dream of staying local came true and she was hired on full-time. When not at work she enjoys hiking, riding her horse, cooking with friends and traveling. 

  • Cindy Bevans

    Cindy Bevans

    Talley Farms Box Customer Service Associate

    Cindy is a true San Luis Obispo local.  Before coming to Talley Farms, Cindy and her registered Therapy Dog, Remington, worked with at-risk children, visiting hospitals and attending events to reduce stress and bring joy to children and adults. Cindy started in the main office at Talley Farms in 2019 and stepped up to help Andrea and Lisa in the Talley Farms Box Program. Cindy's sweet personality is a perfect fit for our direct-to-consumer program and customers love her!  In her free time, she likes to bowl and in fact, took home 2 gold medals in the Pan Am Games in Chile.  Cindy is also a golfer, hiker and biker and loves discovering new trails on our beautiful California Central Coast. 
  • Tony Wheyland

    Tony Wheyland

    Talley Farms Organic Production Manager

    Tony joined the Talley Farms Team in the Fall of 2020, after living and working in Baja California Sur for 9 fulfilling years as an Organic Herb Production Manager. Tony earned in B.S. degree at Cal Poly back in 1997 and is glad to bring his beautiful wife, Alicia, back to the California Central Coast. As an American Society of Agronomy Certified Crop Advisor and a Pest Control Advisor, he is highly qualified to grow our organic crops for both the wholesale side of Talley Farms and for our Talley Farms Box Program.

  • Matthew Velasquez

    Matthew Velasquez

    Talley Farms Box Operations Manager

    Coming from a five generation farming family in the Central Valley, Matthew is excited about joining the Talley Farms Box team. Matthew has called the Central Coast home for the last 6 years. He graduated from San Francisco State University earning a degree in history. His leadership experience is diverse as he has worked in the agricultural, solar, and storage property management industries. Matthew is passionate about the agricultural industry and the opportunity he has in leading his team to success.

  • Randy Chavez

    Randy Chavez

    Talley Farms Box Quality Assurance Manager

    Randy is what we fondly call “an ol’ produce guy,” (although he’s not old!) As one of the owners of a large wholesale produce company in Albuquerque, Randy was their principal West Coast buyer and one of Andrea’s biggest customers at Dole Fresh Vegetables back in the 1980s. That’s how they met and eventually married! Randy has expert knowledge of quality and handling of all sorts of fruits and vegetables and plays a big role in keeping the quality of our Talley Boxes at a high level. He also advises on availability and helps plan which produce items are to be included in future boxes.

  • Talley Farms Box Team

    Talley Farms Box Team

    There are 20-30 people that work for the Talley Farms Box Program, in the office, fields and cooler. We have both full-time and part-time staff including husband and wife teams and students at Cal Poly, Cuesta and Hancock Colleges. We encourage our employees to to go to school and we support them by being flexible with their class schedules.  We also offer scholarships to employees and employees' children who are currently enrolled in college courses.