LOOKING AHEAD TO A PROMISING FUTURE THROUGH GENERATIONS
“It’s a life that I really love and a job that I look forward to doing every single morning”
Frank Assali didn’t plan to become a farmer, but when asked in 1964 to take over the peach orchard owned by his father and uncle, he and his wife Marie stepped up.
Neither one had any farming or agricultural experience but, Frank says, “Being young and dumb, and feeling like we could do anything and everything, we said yes.” He worked his off-farm job for another seven years, leaving many of the orchard responsibilities in Marie’s hands. And while it wasn’t in his original plans, he hasn’t regretted it. “It’s a life that I really love and a job that I look forward to doing every single morning,” he says.