FirstFruits Farm

7020 Corvallis Road
Independence, OR 97351


The land that was to become FirstFruits Farm, was purchased in the late 1970's by Tom and Jeannine Thieme, themselves transplants from California. Our first trees, selected from Stark Bros., Carlton, and Sierra Gold nurseries were soon planted.  By the late 1980's we had more that 1500 peach, apple, and pear trees some free standing and others trained on trellises.  Varieties were selected for taste rather that for productivity.  Our goal was to provide fruit of the best quality--tree ripened, picked at optimum quality, and marketed fresh locally

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