Yasukochi Family Farms

History

The  Yasukochi family story is one of strength and perseverance. 


In 1908 the  family began farming in Orange County, California. In 1929 they were  drawn to the mild climate of the San Luis Rey River area, finally  settling their farm in Oceanside, California. 


Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Yasukochi family abruptly left their farming operation. They were evacuated to the Poston Relocation Center in Arizona along with over 17,000 other people of Japanese ancestry who lived in the Pacific states at the time. While interred at Poston, they lived in block 37-7-D. During this  time, business associates and friends watched over farming operations. 


 After their release, Taisuke and Fred Yasukochi, and their families,  returned to their farming operation until 1968. Following his dream, Taisuke Yasukochi began growing carnations in  Encinitas, California, while Fred Yasukochi became president of the Las  Palmas Chile company in Ventura, California.