Chico, CA | 1297 km from Lower Mainland
Meanwhile, Ben and his wife Carmen started their own family. Having three strapping boys, Ben Jr., (Maisie Jane’s father), Nick, and Andy. These three boys started working the orchards with their father the day they could walk. In fact Ben, the oldest son can remember driving tractor long before his feet could reach the pedals, “my dad would just stick wood blocks on the pedal to work as extensions of my short legs”. Teaching these strong work ethics to Ben Sr. three sons paid off, as all three of them eventually joined their father in the newly formed family farming corporation, Bertagna Orchards, Inc.
Today, the family farming legend lives on! Maisie Jane & her husband Isidro, and Maisie Jane’s brothers, Berton and Jason continue the farming lifestyle. Four generations deep and the family farm still survives!