Phil Rhodes

Farmer, Country Rhodes Family Farm

Phil Rhodes

Farmer, Country Rhodes Family Farm
farmerphil1@yahoo.com

Biography

“Our farm is located in Visalia where we grow tomatoes, onions, five varieties of eggplants, and Hungarian sweet peppers. We also grow grapes, pluots, Asian pears, nectarines, plums, crimson grapes, and the brown turkey figs are one of our specialties! Farming has been a part of our family since the early 1940s. My grandfather bought the property and started a very successful fruit stand, and after his death, my father took over the farm and later incorporated a nursery into the business. I eventually took on the duties of managing the farm in the mid-nineties and began growing a larger variety of vegetables with the help of greenhouses.

The farm now has eleven greenhouses and houses the nursery on its property. My family farm participates in fifteen farmers’ markets every week, and we love interacting with our customers, many of which have become close friends!”

All sessions with Phil Rhodes

Farm Inspections within Farmers’ Market Associations

Mon, October 30
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Assembly Room 1