Masumoto Family Farm
Mas Masumoto, a third-generation farmer growing organic peaches, nectarines, and raisins on his 80-acre farm south of Fresno, California. He is the award-winning author of eleven books, including Epitaph for a Peach, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, and Changing Season. “I’m honored to be part of the Rodale ‘family of pioneers’ as we all work to build a healthy world,” says Masumoto. “I share this award with all those who have worked the soil and organic peaches, nectarines and raisin grapes on our family farm, including all the life above and below the ground—I live in their shadow of wisdom and excellence.” In 2013, President Obama appointed Masumoto to the National Council on the Arts.