The Long and the Short of It: We're Farming for You!

The Grower:

Ken Hajek

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!

The Writer/Baker:

Kathy Beasley

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!

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