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Community To Celebrate Farmer Bob

The Nevada County community lost a valued member when Farmer Bob Keyser passed away while loading a Christmas tree into a customers vehicle in early December. This Saturday, January 4, at 10:00 in Building 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds friends, family, and community will gather to celebrate Farmer Bob and reflect on his contributions. Shortly after Bob’s death, Bob’s brother Paul and his cousin Steven Sears talk about Bob and the immediate feeling of loss with his passing.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Bob’s father moved the family to Nevada County in the early 1960’s squeezing into house with his brother’s family.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

It was Bob’s dream to be a farmer.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Bob started with a tiny 20 by 30 foot plot to begin to fulfill his dream and then leveraged relationships with other farmers to grow his business on whatever land was available.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Farmer Bob expanded his business from fruits and vegetables, to pumpkins, and the Christmas trees always focusing on quality.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Both Steve and Paul laugh about their lack of knowledge about tomatoes when Bob first introduced then to his heirloom varieties.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Farmer Bob’s family is grateful to Nevada County for its support through this tragic loss.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

The family finished out the Christmas Season giving away trees to those that could not afford one and are now trying to figure out what to do next- but they will continue.
Click here to listen to Paul Keyser and Steven Sears

Farmer Bob’s Celebration of Life is Saturday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds beginning at 10:00 AM.

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