Gabrielle Kirkland (left) and Vernon Peterson enjoy fresh and sweet watermelon at Vernon's packinghouse,

Q & A: Vernon Peterson

Who: Vernon Peterson, President of Abundant Harvest Organics and Peterson Family Farms. [caption id="attachment_497" align="alignright" width="222"] Vernon Peterson shown with fresh peaches from his peach orchards. The peaches were packed into the Community Supported Agriculture boxes that he sells through Abundant Harvest Organics.[/caption] Farms: Raises chickens and grows peaches,...

From left: Vernon Peterson pictured with his daughter, Heather, and granddaughter, Skylee, at the packinghouse in Reedley.

Solution-Minded Farmer Grows More Than Fruit

(Pictured above, from left: Vernon Peterson, his daughter, Heather, and granddaughter Skylee.) The tiny, impoverished communities in Tulare County of Traver and London -- that sit just 10 miles south and east -- are very important places to Vernon Peterson, a Kingsburg-based grower. Vernon sees hope and...