Orchard Delights at Twin Peaks
07/05/2013 10:18AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
Orchard Delights is a farm within a farm (Twin Peaks Orchards). Twin Peaks has been in the family since 1912, and I am fourth generation. I grew up on the farm and returned to it with my husband, Justin Miller, and my four children in 2007. We felt that it was time to offer organic fruit to our customers. In 2008, we planted nearly 1,000 fruit trees and became certified organic with CCOF in 2011. We now have peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, apricots, persimmons and citrus available. The orchard also offers a seasonal on-site farm stand where customers can come directly to the farm and pick up fresh produce, jams, eggs, honey and more. Some other farm events include an open house in the summer and farm-to-table dinners.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
In addition to running Orchard Delights, I do all of the sales and marketing for Twin Peaks Orchards. I attend several different farmers’ markets within the community and host an open house at the orchard, which is open to the public and includes many local agricultural groups and businesses. This allows me to get constant feedback from the customers directly. We also donate fruit to food banks, youth groups and other non-profit organizations.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
To the orchard—just to walk amongst the trees throughout the seasons is very calming—or the dance studio.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Access to all the best local food in our beautiful area!
Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?
Usually to one of my children’s football games or daughter’s dance performances.
And finally, customer service is…?
A happy customer returning for their second box of peaches!
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