How did you meet the Fraleighs? For years I knew Dave and Karen from attending the same church, so when they asked me to lend a hand one summer, I was happy to as they were dear friends. Working with them at their beloved orchard was a revelation - the beauty and history of Rose Hill Farm, Dave's expertise and enthusiasm for growing the best possible fruit, Karen's enjoyment of organizing the farm stand and stocking it with her wonderful jams and fruit butters, and the unfailing zest and enjoyment of all the people who come to pick each year has made it my favorite of all work experiences.
What is your favorite Pick Your Own fruit? Rose Hill Farm peaches are by far my favorite of all the farm's fruits and have completely spoiled me for eating any other peaches. They are so juicy and tangy and sweet yet susceptible to weather damage as they develop. That, of course, just makes them even more enjoyable in the years they are plentiful!
What do you enjoy most about working at Rose Hill Farm? The opportunity to meet, serve and hang out with our patrons. It is undeniable that only nice people come to Rose Hill Farm to pick fruit! The magic of being in a beautiful place, surrounded by delicious fruit, meeting friendly people and getting paid for it never diminishes! .