Monday, March 5, 2012

Face of the Farmer: Citrus Farmer

The Lange family started farming in central California in 1960 with Satsuma Mandarin oranges. They have grown their operation over the last 52 years and now grow several different varieties of citrus, along with olives, grapes, and cattle. They are now farming on 24 sites between Tulare and Fresno Counties.

Chris and Billie Lange were gracious enough to let me take some photos of them on their ranch with their son, Derek, his wife Elizabeth, and their two children Gavin and Zion. Derek now works with his father and his kids will be the fourth generation if they grow up to work in the family business as well.

They gave us some of these W. Murcott Mandarins and they are oh so tasty!!