At Santa Maria Seeds we pride ourselves in getting real-time trial results to our suppliers and customers. We strive to implement the latest technology on our product development system. This allows us to systematically evaluate and track performance trends in our trialing. From a field, one tap on a mobile device sends data to our customers and suppliers the moment an evaluation is completed. This immediacy allows for better informed production decisions for our suppliers. For our customers this means we can quickly find solutions to best fit their needs, including the appropriate disease resistance, highest yield and most desired cultural traits.

Santa Maria Seeds has offices in Santa Maria, King City, Salinas, Brawley California, and Yuma Arizona and offers the full range of vegetable seed, most of which are tested and selected for viability and competitiveness in each of these growing regions. We also specialize in cover crop (biofumigants/green manure) and special mixes for pasture.

We are dedicated to the success of our customers. We provide them with seed that has been selected through trial in multiple regions from the diverse genetics of our 20 plus suppliers. Our product development provides not only selected varieties but all information associated with those varieties such as harvest periods and days to maturity.

Meet Our Team

Santa Maria

Manny Silva III Owner/President 805 922-5757
Kelly Silva Owner/Secretary-Treasurer 805 680-0432
Marty St. Denis Sales 805 310-2003
Mike Ruffoni Sales 805 276-6323
Pat Trigueiro Purchasing/Sales 805 310-2004
Jonathan John Product Development Director 805 310-2006
Kim Morales Accounting 805 922-5757
Shelley Carpenter Inventory Control/Administrative 805 922-5757
Aaron Gomez Warehouse/Administrative 831 521-9417
Felicia Tanore Administrative Assistant 805 922-5757
Dave Lynch Visalia Field Seed Sales 559 909-0436
Rebecca Chaves Product Development 805-331-9458

King City / Salinas

Britt Davis Sales Branch Manager 831 229-2465
Max Miller Warehouse Manager / Inventory Control 831 809-8029
Ron LaVelle Warehouse/Delivery 831 682-6777
Joe Castro Warehouse / Delivery 831 261-5645
Jillian Rubbo Sales 831 970-4956
Mike Silva Sales 831 595-0102
Eric Bravo Salinas Valley Product Development Director 831 737-0718
Josh Eaton Product Development 831 737-6311
Ryan Estes Product Development 831 345-3167

Yuma / Imperial

Chad Hefner Sales Branch Manager 928 215-9954
Steve Coburn Sales 928 446-6757
Justin Lewis Sales 928 246-3411
Heather Stroud Sales 805 610-0827
Charley Kemp Sales 760 996-7085
Tyler Mead Sales / Product Development 928 446-5573
Britton Catron Product Development - Yuma Production Area 928 503-7059
Jerry Arce Product Development - Imperial/Coachella Production Area 760 562-8673‬