Cherthai Xiong grows more than 60 varieties of Asian vegetables on his farm in Del Rey, Fresno County, including three varieties of eggplant (Chinese, Indian and bitter), Thai hot peppers, and bitter melon. All of his crops are sold at farmers markets throughout Los Angeles.
Xiong says he appreciates the incentives from SWEEP for drip irrigation systems as well as technical assistance. He says his water savings have in turn helped him save time and money. Read more about CDFA’s SWEEP program.