The Fifer family has a proud heritage of farming the fertile soils of Kent County Delaware for more than 95 years. Our farm has preserved many acres of land in farm production and open space. These lands are home to many species of wildlife, native plants and trees as well as our fruit and vegetable crops.
Reducing our carbon footprint: Fifer Orchards is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Our fruit trees are natural air purifiers that absorb pollutants while emitting clean oxygen for us to breathe. We also reduce our carbon footprint through tracking and reducing our energy and resource output. Fifer Orchards has implemented various agricultural technologies to reduce our use of energy and water, ultimately making our environment cleaner and more sustainable.
Being good stewards of the land has always been our priority and essential to the long term success and mission our family farming business. Our livelihood depends on the land that we are blessed to farm and we treat it with the utmost respect and care.
Fifer Orchards is not a USDA certified organic farm. We implement I.P.M. practices which you can read about in more detail below. G.M.O. fruits or vegetables are not produced on our farm. Our focus is on safe, sustainable farming practices that preserve our environment, reduce waste, and promote healthy growing systems, while focusing on remarkable produce quality, freshness and nutrition.
Food safety and sustainability is of paramount importance at Fifer Orchards. Our farm is a certified Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.) grower.
Global G.A.P. is a not-for-profit organization and worldwide standard in safe, sustainable agricultural production worldwide. The organization sets standards for the certification of agricultural products around the world and is bench-marked to the Global Food Safety Initiative. The Global G.A.P. standard provides:
We face many challenges when growing fruits and vegetables in the Mid-Atlantic region, but you can be certain that Fifer Orchards is focused on producing safe, high-quality fruit and vegetable crops for our family and yours. We invite you to share the harvest with us this season.