Pete Johnson grew up in Greensboro and has owned Pete’s Greens for 13 years. When not farming he enjoys biking, skiing, and wrestling with the neighbor kids.
The owner of Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury heads to Mexico to visit the family of his farm workers
Written by Pete Johnson | June 13, 2013
My partner, Meg, and I made our first journey to Mexico in the two weeks before Christmas 2009. We enjoyed some beach time on the Pacific, caught a couple of monster fish, and rode a few waves. We were joined there by our friends Isaac and Melissa, Craftsbury residents who are in the Peace Corps in Panama. After a week on the beach we rode the bus inland to Ixtapa. This is four hours southwest of Mexico City, in the state of Guerrero, and is home base for the Reyes Vargas clan. The Reyes Vargas have nine children, and we have gotten to know seven of them over the past four years.