Young Road Tree Farm

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Donald Cochran grew up in Taylorsville where his father was a farmer.  At an early age Donald knew that farming would not be his chosen career instead choosing to work at Lockheed, but, after retiring, he needed an exercise plan in order stay healthy and active. Going back to his raising, Donald chose to farm, exercise ingrained into his being as a young man through experiences with his father.

Donald’s exercise plan turned into a passion. Donald uses techniques learned from years of farming with his family blended with new methods. Using mulch collected from his son's landscaping business helps grow all of his wonderful crops and irrigates comes from a small pond located nearby. Several fields are planted throughout his property where the best soils are found. He has thornless blackberries growing on every fence you can see on his property. 

When visiting Donald’s farm you can see the pride that he takes in his 60+ Acres. Now 75 years old, Donald says each year as the growing season closes he thinks to himself, “I am done with this,” but as February and March come back around he, “gets a yearning to smell diesel fuel and see freshly turned soil.”  

We are thrilled Donald has not yet hung up his farming hat and love having him at our year-round market.