Say hello to Jason Tucker, sweetpotato farmer, husband, and proud dad of four daughters. Jason farms 350 acres in California’s Merced County. He also keeps busy through volunteer work, both at church and the girls’ school, and attends as many of their sporting events as possible. “We are a very active family,” he says. “Recently, I took my three older daughters to work at an orphanage in Mexico. I wanted to teach my kids the value of showing love to others, that we need to care for the orphans and widows in their distress. It was a humbling experience and I am so proud of my kids for getting out of their comfort zone to serve others."
His favorite part of sweetpotato farming? Being part of a close-knit community of growers. “There's so much wisdom here,” he says. He also loves hearing about new sweetpotato recipes and culinary trends. “It seems like now, more than ever before, people are really enjoying cooking with healthy foods. There is nothing healthier than a California Sweetpotato!”