In this episode of Backroad Journeys we travel to Northeastern Ohio, the heart of Appalachia country to The White House Fruit Farm. The White House Fruit Farm is a 100-acre family farm and orchard. in 1924 when Jerome Hull purchased the land from his uncle, the family grew apples and more on the land. During the Depression, they raised turkeys. In 1968 Jerome’s son (of nine children), David, took on the family farm and reinvented it from a turkey farm to a fruits and vegetable farm and farm market. Today the second and third generation of the Hull family run the farm, cultivating apples and peaches and run a farm market featuring some of Ohio’s best locally made products. They also offer tours of the farm to schools and host special events during the spring, summer and fall.
David shares his wisdom on how his family farm has evolved into a year round bustling farm market offering local families access to fresh produce and local products. White House Fruit Farm is woven into the fabric of the community offering a place for families to bring their children to experience a working farm and to celebrate the changing seasons.