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Camden-wy0ming, delaware Written by: John Fifer

The year was 1919 when Charles Frederick Fifer moved to Delaware to begin farming and to raise his family. Little could this progenitor have imagined how his descendants would be engaging in agriculture so directly with the public as is occurring in the 21st century. In his time, the “huckster” with his often horse-drawn wagon-load of fruits and vegetables traveled the streets of CamdenWyoming and other towns Photo Credit: Fifer Orchards and cities of America, offering up the fresh produce directly to the consumer at their home. The subsequent generations of agriculturists accepted the challenge established by Charles, and by using modern science and marketing concepts, have enlisted new methods for growing crops and for reaching out to the public. For many years the public has had the opportunity to visit the store and purchase their foodstuffs right at the farm. From late spring through late fall Fifers offer in-season products such as strawberries, asparagus, blueberries, sweet corn, peaches, apples, cauliflower, and many other farm-grown products. This Customer Appreciation Day at the farm is just one way the Fifer family has of thanking their customers. Photo Credit: Fifer Orchards

Photo Credit: Fifer Orchards

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