Our Story

3rd Generation Family-Owned Business

TEXAS grown and TEXAS proud!
The orchards of Surratt Farms are nestled in the upper Rio Grande Valley, about twenty-five miles east of El Paso. Originally planted as a windbreak, the first pecan trees were cultivated in 1955. Three generations later, Surratt Farms has over 700 acres and three different varieties in production! Our climate and elevation produces some of the best pecans in the world, with minimal intervention. We enjoy long, hot summers, abundant river irrigation, and cold winters. Our orchard management includes pruning, nutrition, and the knowledge and expertise that only comes with three generations of hands-on experience.

Sun Valley Pecan is a state of the art pecan shelling facility located in Fabens, Texas. Built in 2002, it has the capacity to shell up to 25 million pounds of pecans each year. Michael works with other pecan growers to shell, package, and deliver millions of pounds of pecans WORLD WIDE! Sun Valley Pecan is SQF L2, AIB, Kosher, and Organic certified, and is the area’s largest employer outside of the county

About The Owners

Michael Surratt is a third generation farmer. As a child, he started working in the fields and orchards chopping weeks at the age of 7. After graduating high school and attending Texas Tech University, he returned to help his parents. He took over operations for Surratt Farms in 2000 and opened Sun Valley Pecan in 2002. Besides life on the farm, Michael is also an avid racing and gun enthusiast, with investments in both. Michael’s “always do the right thing” mentality, combined with his generous support for education and youth outreach has cemented his legacy as a honest and outstanding leader in his community.

Angela Surratt is from the oil patch of west Texas! While attending college, she began working with AT&T Corporate. That job moved to El Paso in 2004, and in 2006 she left AT&T to start the first of several successful and diverse business ventures, which would earn her the title of entrepreneur. As a two time cancer survivor, she’s also a strong advocate for cancer awareness and research. In 2014 Michael hired her to consult Sun Valley in the areas of Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance. Her strong personality and intellect has earned her respect not only as a woman in business, but as a woman in business in a town where she is the minority.

Michael and Angela's paralleled work ethic, interests, hobbies, life goals, and mutual fondness and adoration for one another turned their loyal
friendship and business relationship into something much more personal. After four years, the two were married in February 2018. Combined, they have six children and twelve dogs, and life has never been better!

“ The right thing to do will always be the right thing to do, and if you live your life according to that principle God will bless you in ways that only HE can"

Michael W. Surratt

“Only you and God know what you’re capable of. Find your happy and do it, on purpose and with purpose.”

Angela Jolene Surratt 


17600 Middle Island Road

Fabens, Texas 79838



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