Balakian Farms was founded in 1925 by Zadig Balakian, an immigrant from Armenia. His eldest, John Balakian, continued farming. Owners of Balakian Farms are members of the Balakian Family. In the 1990’s, the farm transitioned to organic practices, and began growing heirloom tomatoes. In the summer, you can find our produce and products at the Bay Area farmer’s markets and several retailers. Farming is more than an occupation for Balakian Farms: it is a way of life.