Peck

Peck of Peaches

Summer

Summer Peaches

Fall

Fall Creek Farms

Fall

Fall Creek Farms

Fall

Fall Creek Farms

Fall

Fall Creek Farms

Vegetables

Vegetables & UPick Crops

Fall

Fall Creek Farms Strawberries

Fall

Fall Creek Farms

What is a Farmer?

What it takes to be a Farmer?

A farmer is a paradox:  He is an executive in overalls with his home as his office; a scientist using fertilizer; a purchasing agent wearing an old straw hat; a personnel director with grease under his fingernails; a dietician with a passion for alfalfa, aminos and antibiotics; a production expert with a surplus; and a manager battling a price-cuts.  He manages more capital than most businessmen in town.

He likes sunshine, home cooking, state fairs, dinner at noon, auctions, his shirt collar unbuttoned, and above all, a good soaking rain in August.

A farmer has both faith and fatalism – he must have faith to continually meet the challenges of his capacities amid an ever-present possibility that an act of God (a late spring and early frost, tornadoes, floods, drought) can bring his business to a standstill.  You can reduce his acreage but you can’t restrain his ambition.

Might as well put up with him – he is your friend; your competitor, your customer, and your source of food, fiber and self-reliant young citizens to help replenish your cities.  He is your countryman: a denim-dressed, business-wise, fast-growing statesman of stature.  When he comes in at noon, having spent all the energy on his hopes and dreams, he can be recharged with the magic words:  “The market is up.”