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Grangetto, 2001 'Farmer of the Year,' defined the words 'honest' and 'kind'


Last updated 5/31/2007 at Noon

Edward P. Grangetto

Nov. 25, 1913 - April 26, 2007

“My greatest legacy is my family,” Edward Grangetto told his daughter Julie, recently. Although this hardworking son of Italian immigrants built an extensive corporation of four Grangetto’s Farm and Garden Supply stores in Escondido, Fallbrook, Encinitas and Valley Center, his family always came first. His life defined the words ‘honest’ and ‘kind.’ He trusted others and expected, in turn, to be trusted.

He also took time out of his busy day to cultivate friendships. One such friend is Bill Uhland, who had morning coffee wi...

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