What a fantastic way to start the season – sharing our story and our love for peaches nationwide!
With less than a month before the publication date of our newest and first cookbook, The Perfect Peach, we’re busy also getting ready for our “peach week” of launch events in Fresno.
Please join us to celebrate peaches, summer, and telling stories!
Our Book Tour is also coming together. We will be reading and touring throughout the summer and fall, including a trip to Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA), Powell’s Books (Portland, OR), and giving the keynote address at the Tilth Producers of Washington annual conference in Yakima, WA in November!
Stay tuned for more details about these upcoming appearances.
Click on picture below for details about Fresno Launch events in June.
by David Mas Masumoto
published Sunday, April 28th, Fresno Bee
Imagine a caravan of buyers, many from out of the area, flocking to our San Joaquin Valley for Americana gold. Imagine thousands of yard sales and swap meets flourishing for a week along Highway 99 as it winds through the heart of our state. Imagine a Valleywide festival, celebrating who we are, sharing (and profiting) from our junk. Welcome to my dream of the “Great Highway 99 Yard Sale Trail.” Continue reading
Recently, Nikiko has had the opportunity to share her one-woman show “What We Could Carry” with local and Bay Area audiences.
On Sunday, February 17th, she performed at a local Day of Remembrance event hosted by the local district of JACL (Japanese American Citizens League).
Read about her performance in a great article by BoNhia Lee of the Fresno Bee.
She’ll be sharing again on Sunday, February 24th in Berkeley and later in April at Willow International Community College Center.
Sacramento Bee / Fresno Bee
By David Mas Masumoto
I want to see the faces behind the national debate on immigration reform. I want to hear the voices of those who are dramatically affected by the talk of others. I want to feel the hands and acknowledge the strong backs of those who work in the darkness of our nation’s fields, hotels, restaurants and construction sites.
The national immigration debate lacks compassion as we struggle defining the character of these millions. How we label “them” will determine if they belong here and are part of America. Continue reading
Holding the last print issue of Newsweek in my hands felt like holding the hand of a friend who was dying. Newsweek, the magazine, was gone. It will now change to an all-digital format accessible only online.
Many of us may have once had a subscription to either Newsweek or Time. In the 1980s, Newsweek’s circulation reached 3 million and as recently as 2003, 4 million issues were still published worldwide, before the rapid decline to 1.5 million in 2010. Continue reading
by John Ellis from the FRESNO BEE on
For third-generation Del Rey farmer and award-winning author David Mas Masumoto, it felt like an 11th-hour blur.
On New Year’s Day, the U.S. Senate took on a slew of last-minute confirmations. Continue reading
By David Mas Masumoto
published by Fresno Bee and Sacramento Bee Dec 30, 2012
Whew, what a year. And what’s to come? We are ending the Year of the Dragon and 2013 will be the Year of the Snake.
First, let’s look back at the past year, a wild 12 months of passion, ambition and big things. Continue reading