Meet the Growers

Fifer Orchards

Farm Stats

Location: Wyoming, DE

Acreage: 2,500 Acres

Crops
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Grapes
Nectarines
Plums
Sweet Corn
Asparagus
Peas
Pumpkins

Fifer Orchards

Wyoming, DE

In 1919, a Virginia farmer named Charles F. Fifer fell in love with the land of central Delaware. Upon discovering the moderate climate and hearty soil of this agriculturally rich region, he bought 3 farms – one near Milford, one near Rising Sun, and one a 1/2 mile west of Wyoming – and moved his family to a new home and a new life. Soon, he was growing apples, peaches, pears, and grapes. These were shipped to faraway points from the Wyoming train station. Today, this modern operation covers 2500 acres, and includes apple, peach, pear, nectarine and plum orchards, plus fields of sweet corn, asparagus, soybeans, lima beans, peas, pumpkins and grain crops. The Fifer Country Store is located on the main farm compound, and gathers tens of thousands of customers every season for fresh produce as well as festivals, contests, and farm tours. A new breed of Fifers is continuing what has been a legacy to these generations thus far. New techniques of growing and cultivating, new blood and ideas, and a healthy respect for family and traditions will carry the legacy into the 21st century.

Curt Fifer