Phoenix Fruit Farm is a newly-founded orchard business as of 2017. The farm has a long history in the community, and has been in orchard production since 1963.
Elly Vaughan, the owner/operator, has an extensive background in organic farming and is committed to bringing the principles of responsible land stewardship and environmental awareness to orcharding. After managing the orchard for a couple of years, Elly took over ownership of the property, with the intention of building on a legacy of high-quality, local fruit, while bringing new ideas to the farm.
Phoenix Fruit Farm is committed to using pesticide-free practices to grow delicious, chemical-free fruit for you and your family, focusing on orchard cleanliness and varietal selection to prevent pest problems. By not using pesticides, we honor and protect the wildlife alongside which we live. By not using herbicides, we enhance soil health, building a robust ecosystem both above-ground and below. Our farm has a wonderfully diverse population of beneficial insect species, such as native bees to pollinate our crops, as well as spiders, syrphid flies, predatory mites, and other predatory insects that keep pest populations in balance. When walking in our orchard throughout the season, the meadows are teeming with life – you can spot several species of butterflies flitting around (including monarchs), a testament to the complex and rich ecosystem we sustain.