Rick & Carol Veens, owners of Juicy-Fruit Orchards & Farm Market, purchased their farm in 1986. Previously used as a potato farm, Rick began purchasing root stocks from Holland with intentions to bud his own apple trees from scratch and turn the former potato field into a fruit farm. Each year, he planted more and more fruit trees until the 100 acre farm was completely full. It now hosts several thousand apple, peach, cherry, plum & pear trees.
Juicy-Fruit begins their season in May starting with asparagus followed by rhubarb, June bearing strawberries as well as ever bearing strawberries, which continue to produce all summer into the fall months. Sweet corn is just one of Juicy-Fruits specialties. After experimenting for many years with different varieties, they have figured out what their customers love best and continue to grow the best on their soil.
All summer long, Rick & family continue to hand pick beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, melons, garlic, onions, zucchini, broccoli & much, much more!
Fall time is especially busy on the farm. It’s apple season! There are so many varieties to choose from. Honey Crisp continues to be one of the biggest sellers as well as Royal Gala, Ginger Gold, Northern Spy & Ambrosia (the list goes on). Pumpkins & squash are in no short supply either!
Rick & Carol along with their 3 children Andrew, Alicia & Brent, look forward to seeing you at their Ravenswood Market or at the Home Farm!
They strive to grow the best possible fruits and vegetables for you to enjoy & help keep you and your family happy & healthy.