Address: 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden DE 19934 / (302) 697-2141
Festival and Events
Grass - Fed
Vine - Ripened
Conservation and IPM
About Us / Fifer Orchards - Farm & Country Store History: It all began in 1919 when Charles Frederick Fifer moved his family from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to the fertile lands of Kent County Delaware pursuing his passion to grow high quality fruits and vegetables. The moderate climate and hearty well draining soil of this agriculturally rich region provided ideal conditions for growing a diverse mix of fruits and vegetables including: peaches, pears, grapes, apples, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, lima beans, asparagus, strawberries and more. Charles began with 300 acres of land and a belief in crop diversification, farmland stewardship and growing high quality produce. He understood that farming is inherently a gamble and that having all your eggs in one basket can lead to disaster. His vision was accurate and this philosophy is what has enabled the farm to weather many storms and challenges over the last 95+ years.
Today, Fifer Orchards continues the legacy of Charles Frederick Fifer and his vision. 4th generation Fifer’s continue to grow a very diverse mix of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables including: asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, heirloom varieties, apples, pumpkins and more.
Fifer fruits and vegetables find their way to a diverse customer base including:
-Grocery stores – Wegmans, Whole Foods, Walmart, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Redners, Giant and others
-Local food stores – Lloyds Market, Hockers, Common Market, Janssen’s Market, and more
-Local wholesale to regional roadside farm stands, distributors, and CSA’s.
-Weekly Farmers’ Markets - Rehoboth Beach and Lewes
-Fifer retail locations – Country Store (Camden-Wyoming) and Farm Market Cafe (Dewey Beach, DE)
-Fifer CSA Program – Community Supported Agriculture (18 week seasonal program)
-Local Delmarva restaurants
To grow and sell high quality produce, while preserving the environment, serving the community and maintaining family values.