“My son John farms with me and our families are involved. The grandkids even work where they can. It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun.”
“Everything we do in our orchard, we try to do in a long-term sustainable manner. We’ve been here for close to 100 years and it’s nice to think that we could continue to do this on this same piece of land."
The Groff Family
“We’re growing something that’s good for our children and for the general population. It’s a feel-good career!”
The Schmitten Family
“The first pears were planted here in about 1875, and my family has been farming here since the turn of the century.”
“For me it was a lifestyle and then a legacy.”