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:

“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.

Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land New Release (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