Our Story

Start with a town that has an appetite for eating adventurously, season it with every culture in the world, and roast it in 365 days of absolutely perfect grilling weather, and voila! You have the story of Farmer John, a local Southern California company, full of Southern California locals.

A story of a homegrown brand, born in our backyards, served in our stadiums and passed down from grill to grill. Founded in the heart of Southern California, Farmer John has been providing fresh, high-quality products ever since the doors of its humble home were opened to the public in 1931. And with the introduction of the world-famous DODGER DOGS® hot dogs in 1966, Farmer John began a successful run of serving sports fans that continues today in just about every Southern California stadium.

In any meat dish imaginable, you can find FARMER JOHN® meat or products. Whether it’s the succulence of pork skewers found in Koreatown, the aroma of DODGER DOGS® hot dogs at Chavez Ravine, the exquisitely seasoned carnitas on Olvera Street, or the savory taste of a bacon-wrapped sausage in Venice…there’s no greater expression of our cultural creativity than what we find right in our own backyard.

In this town the key ingredient is no secret: local flavor is global flavor. Nowhere in the world has the flavors of the world, like our very own Southern California.

And no one understands the local flavors of Southern California better than Farmer John.