The A. B. Phillips & Sons Fruit Farm has been in the family for over 140 years. Alva Bradley Phillips formerly managed the farm with his sons Miles and William. It is now managed by Williams son Brad, with Brad's Mom ,Margaret serving as sales manager. Small fruit such as raspberries, grapes, were raised in the early years, along with pears. Apples and peaches were first planted in the early 1900's by Alva Bradley. Cherries and plums soon following. Recent planting of apples have been on dwarfing rootstock, producing small, easily managed trees. Red raspberries and grapes were restarted by Brad in the early 1980's.
Fruit sales start with sweet cherries in late June, and continue well past January with apples kept in cold storage. Pick your own is available for cherries, raspberries, peaches and apples. Come and visit us during our fruitful seasons and enjoy quality fruit!
From Left to right on the picture: Miles Phillips, Emma Phillips, Alva Bradley Phillips, Harriet Phillips & William Phillips
Our Fruit is Special
Our orchard is 770 foot elevation above sea level helps us produce apples with extra color and crisp tangy flavor. We are 200 feet above Lake Erie with the mild lake breeze. Many customers have said our apples really do taste better. The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", is more truth than fiction!
We are very sad to report the death of Margaret Phillips. She died on December 5th, 2004 after an extended illness. She was very involved in the fruit farm for many years, and sales manager since 1967. Margaret will be missed by many for her contribution to the family, farm and church. Brad Phillips, one of her sons, and his wife Linda, will continue to run the farm as he has in the past. Paul PhillipsBrad & Linda Phillips