October 10, 2013
Farming and agriculture have been synonymous with north central Washington since
homesteading began in the late 1800s. Many families' farms and businesses flourished in those early days, with
many still continuing to this day.
One of those families is
the Mathisons. They’ve been farming in the Wenatchee Valley for over 120 years. But 60-year-old Kyle
Mathison, a fourth generation farmer, will tell you it all began long before that.
Grower’s Inc. co-owner, was chosen as the 2013 Organic Farmer of the Year. Our own Dan Langager sat down
with Mathison to talk about the award, organic farming and what it means to be a fourth generation farmer in the