Mas’ Writing

Economics and business will not adequately explain the work we do – it will take story and art. That’s why Mas writes and that’s why we approach our work as artisans. There is a type of art to our approach of farming – and the power of story captures the emotional and the physical nature of our work.

We have always felt our story is best told by story.


Be sure to see his Literary Farm Timeline  

Some of His Most Recent Work:

“Nonvoters lose their voice in California elections” in the Sacramento Bee, May 24, 2016

“Rhythms of rural life should be part of school calendar” in the Sacramento Bee, August 26, 2012.

Books By Mas

Each book link will bring you to detailed information regarding the publication, including purchasing information.

Changing Season: A Father, A Daughter, A Family Farm, co-authored with Nikiko Masumoto, Released June 2016 by Heyday

The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm , co-authored with Marcy and NIkiko Masumoto, Released 2013 by Ten Speed Press

Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land Released (August 2009)

Epitaph for a Peach, Four Seasons on my Family Farm

Harvest Son, Planting Roots in American Soil

Epitaph for a Peach and Harvest Son: Spoken Words and Story Songs (CD)

Four Seasons in Five Senses, Things Worth Savoring

Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories

Heirlooms: Letters from a Peach Farmer

Country Voices: “The Oral History of a Japanese American Family Farm Community”

Silent Strength