After working with his father in the paving business, John chose to return to his childhood passion of farming in the spring of 1976. He and his wife settled in her hometown of Winters on a small fruit farm where they raised their 3 children. In the early 1980’s, John began to transition the farm to walnuts; making the full transition in 1988.
Now their son Jack and his wife have moved back to the farm where he grew up, and have begun the transition to the next generation. Jack and John have worked together full time for over 2 years now. While John still manages the direction of the farm, Jack has begun to take over the day-to-day operations.
They currently farm 6 varieties of walnuts on 200 acres at their home ranch. Recently, they have focused on increasing the capacity of their huller and dryer by doubling the drying capacity to 60 tons, and adding a new pit equipped with a state of the art desticking machine. In addition to their own ranch, they custom harvest nearly 300 additional acres in Yolo County for family and friends.