A small independent orchard, Huffstutter Orchards are located 25 miles from Columbia (middle of the state) in rural Missouri. Originally the orchards only grew apples, but now the Huffstutters grow peaches, pears, gourds, pumpkins, and other squash. In 2000, Huffstutter Orchards created a "U-Pick" portion of the apple orchard and planted a "U-Pick" pumpkin patch.
Huffstutter Orchards traces its roots to St. Joseph, Missouri (northwest part of the state) when Wilbur Weisenborn opened an orchard and dairy. Mr. Weisenborn worked the orchard with his daughter and son-in-law Betty and Ralph Huffstutter. In 1958, Mr. Weisenborn was forced to sell the family farm to make way for the new interstate. As a result, the Huffstutters bought a small orchard in New Franklin, Missouri. Today Betty and Ralph's son Richard and his wife Pamela own and manage the family farm.
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