Join the King Family of Freedom Farms as they battle the elements - and each other - to provide the Pittsburgh region with the very freshest produce possible. Watch as Joe, the oldest of the ten King kids, manages brothers Tim, the head of produce, Pete, the "Human Harvester," Dan, the passionate wannabe-partner, and mom Lisa, to make sure the work gets done on a daily basis. From overnight bakery shifts and early-morning picking, to stripping down and selling their wares until sunset, the Kings will lay it all on the line each week to bring their customers fresh, local food - done right. But when you're in business with your family things are bound to get personal, so these Farm Kings will have to find a way to overcome their differences and balance the business and their family, or see it all come crashing down.
Tensions mount between the four oldest King brothers as the farming season kicks off, and Dan's lack of focus calls to question whether he's ready to join the partnership. Equipment failure, flooding, and heated arguments put the Kings' first large planting in jeopardy of even making it into the ground.
Lisa King's work ethic has inspired all her kids, but when Joe brings her down to help open their home farm market for the season, her opinions clash with the separate visions of her sons, Joe and Pete. Can Mama Bear and her cubs get on the same page in time to open in less than a week?
Joe decides to take a trip to Polyface Farms to get some tips on sustainable farming from the Kings' idol, Joel Salatin. Dan, left behind to pick up Joe's slack, questions his role on the farm and considers leaving the farm if things don't change - fast.
The nation's worst drought in fifty years looms over Freedom Farms and threatens to ruin the Kings' early plantings of corn and tomatoes. With their irrigation pond getting precariously low, how will Tim manage to stave off disaster and save their cash crops?
The Kings are dealt a shocking blow as the first rain in weeks comes with an unwelcome visitor - hail. Will the family band together to recoup lost profits, or will the catastrophic damage put the entire operation at risk?
The Kings gather together to honor the two most important things to them - community and family - with a car wash supporting Down syndrome awareness and the Special Olympics. But when Elizabeth notices some serious lapses in some employees' abilities at the market, can Joe and Pete right the ship before they start losing loyal customers?
As the weather heats up, so do the Kings' tempers, so when tensions mount between several of the younger boys, Tim devises a way to help them settle their differences on the fields instead of in them.
Bitty tries to generate some buzz for the struggling New Kensington Market by inviting local food writers to a dinner hosted by the Kings. Will she get the boys out of the fields to patiently wait tables, or will Bitty's fancy food creations cause more frustration than fanfare?
Surprise interest from a local major league sports franchise forces Joe and his brothers to reconsider their entire business model. Meanwhile, Lisa must keep a cool head as things heat up between the Mama Bear and one troublesome mother-of-the-bride.
As the remaining days of the season count down, two important King family members are down for the count. As Tim and Pete suffer through sickness, Joe, Dan, Lisa and the rest of the King Family will have to step up to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, all while planning their first ever end-of-season Fall Festival. Will the festival be a success or will lack of profits and another hard year on the farm make for a long, cold winter?