By merging two of the biggest and most respected names in the domestic onion industry, we not only increase our numbers but also build on our legacy. Our individual histories go back decades, with Murakami Produce started in 1969 by the late Sig Murakami as the packing and shipping arm of Murakami Farms. Grant Kitamura joined the operation in 1980 and has seen the company grow significantly over the years. In 1972 Jerry Baker launched the Ontario onion division of DeBruyn Produce, and his son, Steve, joined the company in 1984. In 1997 it became Baker Packing, a major year-round shipper of domestic onions. The two operations have long been formidable separately; now, as Baker & Murakami Produce Company, our united team is unstoppable.