Meet Nolan Mininger, husband, father of four beautiful girls—plus a puppy named Mario!—and sweetpotato farmer. “I love the challenge of each new day” on the land, says Nolan. “And the array of crops produced in the San Joaquin Valley is incredible to behold.”

Nolan and his grandfather Daryl grow 1100 acres of sweetpotatoes in Merced County, and have been farming in California for generations. Is it any wonder we’re sweet on the Miningers?