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

    Manager, Talley Farms Box Program

    Andrea is a Cal Poly graduate, earning a degree in Economics in 1980. She has spent the last 35 years working at various levels in the produce business from Western Regional Sales Manager for Dole Fresh Vegetables, to being a Buying Broker, shipping produce all over the world, to owning her own business for 13 years delivering fresh produce and gourmet food to homes and offices in Southern California. In February of 2012, Talley Farms hired her to create a new, local, consumer program for them called Talley Farms Fresh Harvest, now called Talley Farms Box.

  • 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 spending time outside horseback riding, hiking, or going to the beach.

  • Marcus Hunt

    Marcus Hunt

    Talley Farms Organic Production Manager

    We first met Marcus Hunt as one of our blackberry and pea growers in Los Osos.  When Marcus' farm ran out of water in 2016, Marcus decided it was time to go to work for one of the "big" growers. This just happened to be the same time our Adam Stevens was considering going to work for Simplot, leaving a big hole in our Talley Farms Box production team.  Adam and Marcus were already buddies and Marcus' transition to Talley Farms was a smooth one.

  • Matteo Schettino

    Matteo Schettino

    Talley Farms Box Operations Manager

    Matteo comes to us from Italy and we’re happy to have him! As a corporal in the Italian Army for ten years, Matteo handled security for foreign embassies in Rome, spent time on NATO peace-keeping missions in Kosovo and worked in community support for the local people and immigrants. He met his San Luis Obispo-born wife in 2004 while she was teaching English as a second language. In July 2013, they made their way back to the Central Coast and Matteo started helping us at Talley Farms while taking English classes.

  • 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 Harvesting & Packing Crew

    Talley Farms Box Harvesting & Packing Crew

    There are 15-18 people that work between the Talley Farms Box fields and cooler, harvesting the produce and then packing it into your boxes. We have both full-time and part-time staff including husband and wife teams and students at Cal Poly, Cuesta and Hancock. We encourage our employees to stay in college or go to college and support them by being flexible with their class schedules and offering scholarships to employees and employees' children who are currently enrolled in college courses.