Devon’s family started out raising cattle in the Yakima Valley, then moved into hops, tree fruit and grapes.
Generations to follow
Marketing challenges in the Mid-Atlantic
Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.
Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.
Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.
Thoughts on new peaches to fill in gaps during the season
Brett Valicoff is a fourth-generation grower who returned to the farm to help plan and build a modern apple packing line in Wapato, Washington.
Daniel Bays is a fifth generation farmer talks with Good Fruit Grower about how the farm is dealing with drought and the possible transition to mechanized harvesting.
Stennes twins talk about growing organics tree fruit operation.