FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2014
Contact: Jillian Rice (661) 335-0302
Salas Recognizes Murray Family Farms as Small Business of the Year
32nd Assembly District Small Business of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today honored Murray Family Farms as Small Business of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District.
“Murray Family Farms is the embodiment of a business that embraces the community by creating a family-oriented business that values people and great produce,” Salas said in a statement. “The Murray family has done more than just sell produce – they have created a fun and safe destination for the community to learn about agriculture. I am proud to honor Steve and Vickie Murray from Murray Family Farms as the 32nd Assembly District Small Business of the Year.”
Steve and Vickie Murray have grown their enterprise, entertaining tens of thousands of children and adults each year. Murray Family Farms features an animal garden, wagon rides, bounce pillow, cattle train, mazes, pumpkin patch, picnic area, butterfly house, U-Pick, 28 farmers markets, the two freeway fruit stands, bakery, restaurant, and preserves. On-the-farm fun activities connect the community with the food they eat. Value-added agriculture provides 10 times more employment, distributing dollars collected from export and domestic customers, coastal cities and interstate travelers paid to the local labor force.
Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Avenal, Corcoran, Delano, Hanford, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.
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Re: The very first Murray Family Farms wedding, to be held on Valentine’s Day 2012.
Fragrant spring flowers, love and marriage is in season at Murray Family Farms!
Tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day 2012, Murray Family Farms has its very first wedding. Steve Landry, general manager, and Lily Luquin, Big Red Barn store manager, will tie the knot in front of our beautiful Big Red Barn!
Yes – cherries, berries and true love grows here! Lily Luquin has been a loyal and dedicated employee at Murray Family Farms for the entire nine years that the farm has been open. Steve Landry came on board just a year and a half ago, it’s only fitting that two of our cherished employees are the first to wed at Murray Family Farms. Also, we’d like to add that yesterday Steve Landry won the state championship in weight lifting competition. We at Murray Family Farms are so happy to announce this historic event and we wish them bushels of congratulations!
We will also be opening up our family farm to other happy couples who would like to get hitched at the farm. Each couple can tailor their special day to their particular needs – we offer three different ceremony locations: in front of the Big Red Barn, an intimate ceremony in our orchards or a grand gathering under our 6000 square foot pole barn.
For details, call: (661) 330-0100