Jefts and his colleagues represent today's Hawaii farmer--part businessman, part research scientist, part entrepreneur and part environmentalist.
Jefts' work groups harvest only what has been placed on order, to guarantee freshness.
"There's no waste, no speculation, no produce sitting in storage waiting for a buyer," says Jefts, who also keeps an eve via the Internet on California and Florida's produce markets to monitor market gaps and pricing.
Jefts: Very few citizens, the voting public, understand the potential of diversified agriculture here.
Jefts: In my more than 25 years of farming here, I see more opportunity than ever.
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For someone whose livelihood is tied to the land, Larry Jefts is not at all earthbound in his thinking.
Jefts moved to Kapolei from the island of Molokai four years ago when acreage he describes as "the best land and water next to the market" became available after the closing of Oahu Sugar Co.
Jefts pitched the last two innings in relief, allowing three hits and striking out two.
Duros did score when Jefts hit the Reds' fourth single in a row, this one to right-center field, and McNamara crossed the plate with Bolton's final run on a ground out to shortstop by Missaggia.
Jefts attended Worcester schools graduating from South High School in June of 1941.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 120 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 or to the Alden and Evelyn Jefts Memorial Fund, c/o the Friends of the Westborough Senior Center, PO Box 1072, Westborough, MA 01581.