Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Food Farmer Earth: You Pick, Everyone Wins
In this interview for Food Farmer Earth, I talk with Parkdale farmer Theresa Draper of Draper Girls Country Farm about why she finds it so much more satisfying having people harvest their own fruit from her orchards than selling her fruit to a packing plant.
Theresa Draper smiles when she talks about growing up among the orchards and fields of her family’s farm outside of Parkdale, Oregon. She remembered loving the feeling of picking fruit right from the trees whenever she wanted, and of helping on the farm driving tractors, changing sprinklers and thinning the fruit. These days she loves sharing the joy of the harvest with the families who come to pick fruit at her Draper Girls Country Farm.
Read the rest of my story about Theresa and her farm.
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