Farm Life at MacQueen Orchards

October 9, 2020

A growing farm fueled by family and the community. Around 1936, Hugh MacQueen bought a bushel of apples from one of his only neighbors on a gravel road in Holland, Ohio. That next year, MacQueen Orchards had five acres of trees planted, which has grown to more than 200 acres over the years. Hugh passed…

Six Generations at Grobe Fruit Farm

October 1, 2020

Family history and a love for apples – and pumpkins – run deep. Grobe Fruit Farm started as a dairy and potato farm in 1905 and has grown with each generation. Today, Grobe Fruit Farm is operated by its fifth and sixth generations, including Laurie Grobe and Brooke Grobe, fifth and sixth generations respectively, who…

Planning for the Future at Bachman Sunny Hill Fruit Farm

October 1, 2020

Location and forecasting are distinctions on this family farm. Bachman Sunny Hill Fruit Farm started in Carroll, Ohio with a handful of fruit trees. Gregg Bachman’s great grandmother would take the fruit to town, he assumes as a way to help contribute to the family income at the time. Gregg is the fourth generation, and…