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FARMER PROFILES MEET OUR FAMERS
HESS FARMS
Hess Farms is a family farm located in Franklin County Pennsylvania. The current farm was started in 1985 when the family purchased a u-pick berry farm. The farm has continued to grow and, today, three Hess brothers run the day- to-day operation, including a wholesale business, a packing house and a retail stand. Hess Farms is best known
for the variety of produce they grow; squash, strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, plums, sour cherries and peaches.
SHEPPARD FARMS
In 1683, four Sheppard brothers (Thomas, James, David, and John) moved to Back Neck, New Jersey and began their own vegetable farm. Since then, farming has been a family tradition for generations of Sheppards. The Sheppard family began farming in their current location on Sayres Neck Road in Cedarville, New Jersey in 1888. Today, Sheppard Farms Inc. has expanded into a 1,500 acre farm. During the peak of the season, Sheppard Farms employs up to
160 workers, including the next generation of the family. Eastern Fresh Growers was incorporated in 1984 and now employs, at its peak season, 100 employees.
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