The tradition of growing apples at Cherry Lawn Fruit Farms dates back five generations. Todd and Ted Furber are fourth generation growers and are happy that the fifth generation of their family is joining the business to continue this legacy. Their father, Ron, is still actively involved in the day-to-day operations. The original farmstead of 134 acres was farmed by their great grandfather, Neil Furber and is still in production today. When the farm originated, the front yard was filled with cherry trees, which is where our original name, Cherry Lawn Farms, stemmed from. The farm has evolved and seen many changes from its early days of growing fruit and raising livestock, dairy, and chickens. Over the years, we also had a sand/gravel operation, a small apple packing house, pressed apple cider, and a farm market where we sold produce, the majority of which was grown on our farm.
Cherry Lawn Fruit Farms has grown to its current size of 550 acres, growing apples, peaches, tart cherries, and our newest addition in 2016, hops. In 2012, we built a Controlled Atmosphere storage facility on the farm that has the capacity to store 185,000 bu. of apples in CA storage, as well as 35,000 bu. of apples in regular cold storage. In 2015, solar panels were installed that currently produce 75% of our electrical usage at the storage facility.
More than 20 varieties of apples are grown on our farm. We like to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and maximize our acreage to produce quality fruit and are proud to grow many of the newer varieties, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Zestar!, Ruby Frost, Ever Crisp and especially SweeTango.
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