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My Favorite Things

Cindy Jewell, Vice President of Marketing, California Giant Berry Farms


For many in our industry, it’s hard to think of berries without thinking of Cindy. She has spent more than 30 years becoming synonymous with strawberries—first with the California Strawberry Commission and then with California Giant—all while cultivating a passion for produce. But Cindy’s interests are as widespread as her knowledge of berries is deep; here are some of the things she enjoys as such...

  • 1Vacation with my Husband
  • 4Berries
  • 7Popcorn
  • 2Family
  • 5Making Jam
  • 8Gardening
  • 3Napa, California
  • 6Country Music
  • 9Sunsets

"We love to travel—from Spain, Italy, Morocco, Australia, and France to Hawaii, Tahiti, and the British Virgin Islands."1
"Kind of cliché, but when I go a few days without eating fresh berries, I crave them."4
"Old school, popped in the pot with just a sprinkle of salt. Love it."7
"I have eight grandkids that I absolutely adore."2
"My rule: I will give you a jar of jam, and only give you another if I get the empty jar back."5
"I have succulents that are so huge I have to cut them back and give clippings away."8
"Happily, we have more wine than we have room for at home."3
"I’d love to be a country music star in another life. I sing VERY loudly in my car and drive my family crazy."6
"Living on the ocean, I get to witness some amazing ones. I feel so privileged."9