High Acres Fruit Farm and Centennial Farms, LLC had its beginnings in 1943 when Glenn and Catherine Meachum purchased 80 acres in Hartford Township in southwestern Van Buren County to raise peaches and cherries. Since then, Douglas and Bonney Meachum along with their three sons and families, Trever and Jennifer: Jason, Nicole and Spencer; and Ryan, Rachel, Grace, Zachary, and Grant; have expanded and diversified their farm.
High Acres Fruit Farm now operates on 2,500 acres raising several different fruits, vegetables, and row crops including apples, plums, cherries, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, peppers, tomatoes, corn, soybeans, and wheat.
The Meachum’s are progressive leaders and innovators in the agricultural industry. They own and operate Paw Paw River Produce – a cold storage and warehousing facility. In 2005, the farm launched the Spencer tomato brand label. This label has now become recognized throughout the Midwest and East Coast as a premium product.
In 2006, they were awarded the Michigan Farm Bureau Farm Stewardship Award. In 2007, The Michigan Vegetable Council presented the farming operation with the Master Farmer Award. High Acres Fruit Farm is truly an outstanding family farming operation. They are proud to be an American farm family that works hard to put wholesome food on the tables of our nation and world.