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  • Alberto and Rosa (Part 1)

    He's 26 years old, and he and his brother have been working to support their family since the death of their father 9 years ago. The brothers look for work and do odd jobs to provide food for themselves and their mother. One day there's word of a program in California that is allowing immigrant l...
  • Sarah's Turn at Pearson Farm

    I am super excited about this weeks “FAMILY” post. I have to admit that this sweet girl is one of my favorites. I've known Sarah since she was in kindergarten with my daughter and they became good friends. They spent 13 years in school together and graduated last year. Sarah, like my daughter jus...
  • Sherman

    When I was in high school, many local teens spent their summer days working in a packing shed. The talk around the lunch table those last few weeks before summer break was which shed you would be working for. Some would be at Pearson and Lane, many at Duke's and still others, like myself would sp...
  • The Dumper

    Our peach packing operation is comprised of a series of steps that take peaches from our trees and delivers them to your table. These steps include hand picking the peaches from the trees and placing them into bins that are brought to the packing house and run through the hydra cooler to remove t...
  • Hugo and Nancy

     Hugo was following in his father's footsteps when he came to work at Pearson Farm. He had been working construction and landscaping jobs in his hometown of Zacatecas. His father had been working at Pearson Farm for over 18 years, and Hugo knew that one day he would have a family and would want t...
  • Ms. Nettie

     The Pearson family claim Lee Pope as their home place and rightfully so... they have lived on, farmed on and loved on this land for 5 generations. I discovered this week that one of our "FAMILY" members call this same red dirt home as well... Ms. Nettie was born and raised here in Lee Pope. Toda...
  • Gary

    Gary is the longest serving employee currently working at Pearson Farm. Like so many others, Gary came to the Farm because he had a family member working here. He has held many jobs over the years but today he runs the specialty pack line during peach season and co-runs the cleaning plant with Fr...
  • If These Walls Could Talk

    "If these walls could talk". I've always loved that expression and it is certainly applicable to this old brick building I am sitting in today writing this post. My office, the Pearson Farm retail store, commercial sales office, mail order department and most importantly, peach packing operation ...
  • Armando

    Despite having been up since before sunrise to get himself and his crew ready, and working a full day in the orchard, Armando graciously allowed me to visit with him in his home away from home here at Pearson Farm. He introduced me to his companeros and gave me a tour. I was touched by their grac...
  • Coach Israel

    Israel first came to Pearson Farm as a 16 year old boy. He walked into Mr. Al's office with his father and uncle after a devastating frost destroyed the citrus crop in Florida. They were in need of work and hoped that Mr. Al could use them in his peach orchards. Israel served as interpreter for t...
  • "I love farming"

    I love farming”…..these are words generally spoken by the Farmer not one of his employees but that's exactly what Frank told me when I asked him why he had been working at Pearson Farm for 17 years.Frank is Pearson Farm's Irrigation Manager. He manages a crew that sets up, operates, maintains and...
  • Happy Mother's Day Ms. Mary

    Since we are celebrating Mothers this weekend, we felt it was only appropriate to highlight "Ms. Mary" for this weeks post. Ms. Mary is wife to the 4th generation Pearson farmer, Mr. Al and mother of our 5th generation farmer, Lawton and his 2 sisters, Mary Katherine and Laurie. Ms. Mary didn't g...