Masumoto

Fresno, California https://www.masumoto.com/

Masumoto

Fresno, California https://www.masumoto.com/

The first acres of the Masumoto Family Farm were purchased in 1948 by Takashi “Joe” Masumoto. The Masumoto family had recently returned to California after being unjustly incarcerated during World War II with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. With family labor and a stubborn resilience, the Masumotos enriched the soil and planted roots.

Today, the 80-acre farm is possibly most well-known for growing delicious organic peaches (alongside nectarines, apricots, and grapes for raisins). David Mas Masumoto brought light and audience to living and working on the farm through writing many books, the most well known: Epitaph for a Peach. A documentary film was also produced about the family and farm that captures a moment of next generational transition.

They do their best to sustainably farm and share their harvests through food, writing, and art. At Masumoto Family Farm they work together as a family with their farm team, always keeping in mind their ancestors who started the farm and the generations ahead to whom they must be responsible. They love what they do and it shows in their supreme quality of fruit!

Grows:

Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Grapes