Kings River Packing, Inc


Kings River Packing, Inc
Kings River Packing, Inc. is a family-owned business located in the San Joaquin Valley. Our company is proud to be a grower, shipper, and packer of quality oranges and lemons for more than 25 years.

Kings River Packing, Inc. was started by Douglas Hazelton in 1977. Mr. Hazelton is a fifth-generation farmer here in Sanger, CA. His great-great grandfather, William Hazelton, came to this area in 1853 and in 1866 returned home from a cattle trip with his saddle bags full of oranges. His wife planted the orange seeds and two trees grew. These were the first orange trees planted in Fresno County. In 1873, William started farming citrus and in 1876 recorded four bearing orange trees. The farming continued to grow and in 1961 Douglas’ father, Ed, planted 5,450 citrus trees. Douglas continued the farming operation and with the help of his family he now farms over 600 acres of citrus. In 1977, Mr. Hazelton identified the need for a quality independent shipper and packer in the Sanger area. With the help of his daughters and son-in-laws, Douglas began packing his own fruit. Kings River Packing, Inc. was founded and the Hazelton family continues to pack high quality citrus.

Kings River Packing, Inc. is owned and operated by Mr. Hazelton and his two sonsin-law, David Hines and Keith Gardner. Both David and Keith are lifetime residents of Sanger, CA. They are also owners and operators of the farming entity in addition to farming their own citrus properties. Great pride is taken in the family business, a business that was founded on integrity -- an integrity that continues today.