My husband Jeff and I purchased our country orchard home on Green Bluff in 1998. I was born and raised in Denver, so I was not so sure about living so far away from “civilization”. Jeff was raised on a farm in Iowa and was looking forward to raising our family in the country, so I thought I would give this farming life a chance. The house and orchard needed a lot of repair, but we were up for the job. With the help of family, we gutted the house and lovingly put it back together. Our wonderful farm neighbors helped us determine which trees could be saved and which had to be taken out. We pulled out 400 apple, apricot, peach and cherry trees and then over the next 19 years, we planted many more cherry, apricot, peach and plum trees. We have also planted about 2000 raspberry bushes. We are a family-operated orchard. Jeff and I, along with our three children, have planted, pruned, hauled, thinned, watered, fertilized, picked and sold our fruit for the last 19 years. All this work has paid for our children’s education, from elementary all the way through college.
We built a beautiful, big red barn in 2011. With this new space we were able to open a vintage market. In this market space I have really enjoyed getting to welcome many talented people in the Inland Northwest to become vendors. Plus I am making some amazing new friends!
Our family has also enjoyed all the fun pet possibilities that country life provides. Since we’ve been here, we’ve adopted Mavis (a miniature donkey), Harvey (a miniature goat), plus many ducks and chickens. Our dogs, Bingo and Tilly, have been the best of companions. (They love it when our customers visit them.)
I can now say that I am so blessed to have raised our family in this country orchard home. I have fallen in love with this beautiful community called Green Bluff and the many customers we have had the pleasure of meeting through the years. Our hope is that when you visit Cherry Hill Orchard & Market, you feel welcome and enjoy a relaxing day in the country.