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.