Delaware has been known for generations for its farms. The First State’s rich agricultural history goes all the way back to the region’s earliest colonial settlers, who quickly realized Delaware’s fertile grounds and mild climate made it perfect for farming. Farming began in the colonial days with crops like rice, wheat and indigo which sustained Delawareans physically and financially. Over the years as America changed, so did Delaware; yet the focus on agriculture in the First State never went away. Three hundred years later, those of us in Delaware are still blessed with first-class locally grown produce.
Farms of the First State
We know many people enjoy pumpkin picking, apple picking, and cutting your own fresh Christmas trees during the Fall, so we want to bring awareness to a few incredible local farms that operate in the first state! To see a complete list of all the farms you can visit in Delaware, click the links directly below! We’ll also include a link to a handy harvest calendar for all the fruit and veggie lovers!
Fifer Orchards- Camden Wyoming, DE
You may not know this about Lessard Builders… our model home The Saltaire is in Lewes, but our main office is actually in Camden Wyoming! So, Fifers is like our de-facto hometown orchard! We love Fifers and all the options they have for picking. They offer pick-your-own apples, a pumpkin picking patch, corn mazes, freshly made homemade apple cider, and a store filled with tons of prepicked produce. Fifer’s also hosts an annual “Fall Fest” in October, an annual Strawberry festival in May and an annual Peach festival held on the first Saturday in August. Fifers is open Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. For more information visit their website https://www.fiferorchards.com/ .
Landis Tree Farm- Harbeson, DE
Landis’ Tree Farm was founded started in the early 1990s and has established itself as one of Delaware’s best places to get a fresh cut Christmas tree. What started two decades ago as a few trees on a 20-acre property as grown into a massive tree farm with a wide variety of Christmas trees. Looking for a traditional Frasier Fir, White Pine or Douglas Fir tree? They’ve got them. Looking for a Christmas tree of a different variety? They grow Caanan Firs, Concolor Firs, White Spruce and others. The fine folks at Landis allow for selecting your own tree to cut down fresh or picking from a variety of Pre-Cut Frasier or Douglas Fir trees. They have trees of all sizes, wreaths, memorial wreaths and more available and generally open on weekends after Thanksgiving. Landis’ also offers complimentary hot beverages and cookies while you’re searching in the cold for your tree! For more information visit their website, http://www.landistreefarm.com/ .