The Long and the Short of It: We're Farming for You!
A lifetime Northern Californian, I graduated from UC Davis with a biology degree. A few years after becoming a dentist, I split my career between dentistry and agriculture.
Over the past 30 years, I've been the chief agronomist for a successful wine grape grower, I created a consulting business to advise farmers throughout the San Joaquin Valley on soil improvement, and I grew peaches and strawberries to sell to Raley's and other retailers.
I emphasize nutrition on our farm for all parts of the agricultural ecosystem because I know it's the best way to produce healthy fruits and vegetables. Flavor is the indicator that we're doing it right -- so I love it when people tell me they never knew produce could taste so good!
At Full Flavor Farm, we grow fruit and vegetables that are colorful, delicious and nutrient-packed! We do this by starting from the ground up, creating healthy soil with compost and cover crops. Our greenhouse gives our seedlings a head start so they thrive from the moment they are planted in the spring. By the time summer arrives, our crops are bursting with flavor – and that’s when we harvest, just for you!
I never intended to become either a farmer or a baker in retirement. But life takes unexpected twists when you follow someone else's dream because you love them!
Throughout my career, I've always been a writer: journalist, political press secretary, and owner of a communications consulting business. So Ken expected me to take those skills and build his farm stand business by marketing his produce.
Then along came the infamous hailstorm of 2020. In a desperate bid to use our damaged fruit, I baked cobblers, muffins and anything else customers might enjoy. Luckily, the pandemic meant people were "hungry" for new experiences, like buying baked goods at a produce stand!
Writer, baker, farmer. I love bringing all those aspects to the Wilton community!