Our family has farmed the original part of Fruition Berry Farm, consisting of approximately 140 acres, since it ôs purchase in 2003. The neighboring piece of property was purchased a year later providing a house, barn and another 100 acres enabling us to have enough land to grow our own wheat that could provide the straw for the strawberries.
Ken grew up farming with his two sisters and parents Phil and Ruth on their farm in Napanee (www.paulridgeberryfarm.com). Phil and Ruth instilled a love of the land and appreciation for the farming lifestyle in Ken. The semester before he graduated from University with a degree in English, Ken returned home for Christmas break and purchased his first farm.
After almost 12 years of marriage, two beautiful children and the acquisition of nearly 270 acres of land, our dreams are starting to come to fruition. (pun intended)
It is not possible to imagine operating this farm without the generous love and support of our families and good friends. As each year passes, we are learning and growing (pun also intended).
The fall weather has taken quite a toll on our corn field and we are also úpicked-out ù of pumpkins so we have decided that the last day for our fall season will be this Friday October 26th. If you wish to get out and enjoy the autumn air or just go for a drive, we will be at the farm stand Thursday October 25th and Friday the 26th from 9:30am until
Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!