Sun-Maid has served consumers since 1912 by providing premium quality raisins and dried fruits from the raisin and fruit farms of California to homes and eating establishments around the world. As a cooperative, Sun-Maid Growers of California is owned by family farmers who grow raisin grapes all located within 100 miles of each other in the Great Central Valley of California, midway between Los Angeles to the south and San Francisco to the north.

I there really a person behind the original “Sun-Maid girl? Yes, and her name was Lorraine Collett Petersen. In 1915, Lorraine was asked to pose for a painting while holding a basket tray of fresh grapes in Fresno, California. Her photo was published on packages of Sun-Maid raisins in 1916. Ever since, her image has been on millions of packages around the world.