Frank Paredez’s grandfather and father came to the United States from Mexico in 1911. Frank’s grandfather worked on the railroad, traveling the US until he settled in Fresno in 1918 and purchased land in Tulare County to farm with his son. Frank Paredez grew up on that farm learning how to grow from his father and grandfather. In 1980, sixty-two years after the land was first purchased by his grandfather, Frank took over the operation. Today, Paredez Farms is still a predominantly family operation, in cooperation with a small team of workers. They specialize in a wide variety of super-sweet fruits including plums, peaches, apricots, grapes, and citrus. Frank met and fell in love with his wife Wei at Heart of the City Farmers Market while she was selling with her family at Bach Thi Phan farm.