April 9, 2022. In this article in Modern Farmer Magazine — Meet the California Farmer Taking a Chance on Domestic Wasabi — David Blume takes Emily Baron Cadloff on a tour of Whiskey Hill Farms, where they take a very interesting look at Dave’s wasabi-growing enterprise.
“With climate change threatening supplies of Japanese wasabi, farmers like David Blume are planting new opportunities for the crop… Fresh wasabi is often called the hardest crop in the world to grow…. David Blume isn’t just a farmer. He’s an artist, author, teacher and a self-described mad scientist. The ‘farmer in chief’ of Whiskey Hill Farms in Watsonville, California, has made a concerted effort to keep learning throughout his life and to always chase adventure.”