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 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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Fresh Facts 21: Our AMAZING Farmers!

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I don’t know if you’ve thought about this, but your farmers are just so amazing. How amazing are they, Uncle Vern? Well, it has been raining a LOT most days for the last several weeks, yet somehow, these guys are getting out there in the Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 20: Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

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Thank God for lots of rain! The river is full, the canals are full, and the recharge basins are filling. Water is going back into the aquifer instead of being pumped out. Historically, all this water drained into The Great Tulare Lake, the largest fresh Continue Reading

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