When did you start the farm?
We purchased the farm in 2009. Our family’s roots go deep into farming. Up until 2009, we had not been able to afford farmable acreage for ourselves. When we purchased the farm, there were 3 old fruit trees on property. As it turned out they were a pear, an apricot, and a plum tree. We really didn’t think much of the trees…everyone knows that those sorts of fruits don’t grow here…..I mean other than citrus who has ever heard of northern stone fruit growing in the desert of Arizona?? To our surprise that first summer they all produced and it was some of the best fruit we had ever eaten. It was then that we said to ourselves “If this can grow here…what other fruits can we grow? And what makes this spot on the edge of the South Mountain range special that it can produce fruit like this?” That sent us on a journey of discovery that put us doing what we do now. About that same time, we started growing vegetables and sharing our stuff with neighbors. The land was so productive that we always had too much. After a few years of always having too much, we decided to “Hang a Shingle” and see if anyone would like to buy our produce. Sure enough, we found out that everyone enjoyed that homegrown taste as much as we did. The business has just grown from there.
What times is your farm open?
Our self-serve farm stand is open 7 days a week, daylight hours (roughly 7am to 6pm)
How does the honor system work at the farm?
The honor system allows us to keep working without having to hire someone to sit in a store all day. When you come to the farm, all our items are out in the self-serve stand. Prices are marked. You pick out the items you want and leave cash in the payment jar. Or you can also send payment by Zelle, Venmo, and CashApp. We can run a credit card for you but only if we are available.
What is your farm's location?
We are on the SW Corner for 47th Ave & Dobbins – address is 4701 W. Dobbins Road, Laveen, AZ 85339
Where and when do your Peach Trucks go to their different locations?
Our peach trucks are our mobile farm markets. The schedule includes
Ahwatukee – Fridays from 3:30-6:30 pm at 3930 E. Chandler Blvd, Phoenix (40th St & Chandler Blvd)
Gilbert – Saturdays from 8am to 12pm at 830 S. Higley Road (Higley and Warner)
Central Phoenix – Saturdays 8am to 1pm at Uptown Farmers Market located at 5757 N. Central Ave, Phoenix (Central & Bethany Home)
What are your most popular products?
Our pies are the most popular items at the farm. In the summer, Peach Pie is the most popular. In the winter, Caramel Apple tops the charts.
How many people work on the farm?
Christina and Eric run the farm. They have helpers in the kitchen – normally 3 part time people. When we send out the peach trucks, we have 2 staff people running the trucks.
What kinds of products do you have?
We offer fresh fruits, vegetables, Fruit pies, cream pies, pot pies, preserves, pickles, jams, honey, fudge, salsa, honeycomb, pollen, and more
What are your seasonal products?
All our fruits and vegetables are seasonal depending on when they are ripe in Phoenix. In general, we offer
Summer (May-July): Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Pluots, Grapes, Apples, Zucchini, okra, cucumbers, peas, potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, Sweet Corn, watermelon, cantaloupe
Winter (Nov – March) Lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, swiss chard, greens, radishes, carrots, beets, golden beets, spinach, romaine, Maktoom dates
What are the different kinds of baked goods do you offer?
Pies include: Apple, peach, cherry, blueberry, caramel apple, strawberry rhubarb, rhubarb, blackberry, very berry, buttermilk, pineapple, pecan, caramel pecan, bourbon pecan, eggnog buttermilk with rum, sweet potato, pumpkin, chocolate chess pie, cheesecake, pumpkin pie cheesecake, lemon meringue, key lime, banana cream, coconut cream
And we offer Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and Vegan options on almost all our pies
Besides pies, we also offer sweet breads, cinnamon rolls, handpies/turnovers, caramel apples, fudge, rum cakes, and whatever else we can come up with!
What different kinds of animals do you have?
On the farm we have 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 cattle, 1 pot belly pig, 2 goats, and many chickens
How can I stay updated with the farm?
We try to keep everyone updates about farm happenings on Facebook and Instagram. We also offer a monthly newsletter and text alerts
Can you ship your products to me?
Yes, we have an online store where you can have items shipped.