It all started with a pony…
John Sr was born into the farming lifestyle in Lake City, PA with his father’s tomato processing farm for the ketchup industry. So, it was no surprise, that his sons John Jr and Joe were raised with that hardworking farm ethic, they were after all fourth generation farmers!
When the boys wanted a pony, John Sr and his wife Sue said they have to pay for half of the pony themselves. This wasn’t a problem for John Jr and Joe; they set up a cart in front of their house and sold the families delicious strawberries to people driving by in Lake City.
Within three days, they had raised enough to buy their pony, Patches. Ever since that first strawberry cart in front of their house, the Mason Farms story began to grow.