About: Uncle Vern

Your farmer Vernon Peterson grows organic stone fruit and chickens along the Kings River in Kingsburg, California.

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Fresh Facts 26: Organic Economics – Heart & Head

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This alliance of small farms you’re participating with, Abundant Harvest Organics, was conceived in no small part as a response to farmer’s concerns regarding vertically integrated competitors and consumer’s similar concerns regarding the accessibility of responsibly produced food. I know, too many $50 words in Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 25: And Then It Was Spring!

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And then it was Spring! Yesterday we had brown dead looking orchards rising out of native green carpet; today there are acres of white and pink. It’s never prettier around here than right now. Oh! And the pregnant Sierras in their snow-white maternity blouses complimenting Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 24: Well Produced Music & Peaches

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Q.) When is it okay for a farmer to be behind? A.) When there’s nothing he could have done about it. Here’s an inside look into Uncle Vern’s life. Right now, I’m really feeling behind. For clarification, anyone around here will tell you that unless Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 23: Only Optimists Plant Orchards

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**The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time is today. (Chinese Proverb) **He who plants a tree plants a hope. (Lucy Larcom) **For in the true nature of things — if we rightly consider — every green tree Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 22: Planning & Planting

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Well that my friends was just the most wonderful series of rain events we could have hoped for, the ground just got thoroughly saturated, every slough, creek, river, and canal ran at capacity and the canals continue to do so keeping every acre of recharge Continue Reading

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