Agriculture

Food Commons taking over operations at T&D Willey Farms

Tom Willey at the packing shed at T&D Willey Farms in Madera in 2004. His T&D Willey Farms is a pioneer in community supported agriculture in the central San Joaquin Valley. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, Food Commons Fresno announced that Willey is retiring and Food Commons will take over operations at the farm.
Tom Willey at the packing shed at T&D Willey Farms in Madera in 2004. His T&D Willey Farms is a pioneer in community supported agriculture in the central San Joaquin Valley. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, Food Commons Fresno announced that Willey is retiring and Food Commons will take over operations at the farm. Fresno Bee file

Food Commons Fresno is taking the next step in its community owned food system model, taking over operations at T&D Willey Farms in Madera.

Food Commons announced the move Tuesday.

Last year, Food Commons took over the long-running food subscription service operated by Tom and Denesse Willey, pioneers in organic farming.

Now, says Food Commons, the Willeys are retiring and the operation will be run by Food Commons.

This story will be updated.

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