We’re the Fry’s!
Fry Family Farm has been growing certified organic vegetables, flowers and nursery plants in the Rogue Valley since 1990. We started with one small greenhouse and a few acres in Talent when our children were young. Farming was a passion that Steven and I had. It was a job that didn’t pollute the planet, our lives, or anyone else, and a good way to stay home and raise our five daughters in a wholesome way.
As our daughters grew so did our farm. We now have ten greenhouses where we grow certified organic plant starts as well as in ground flowers and vegetables. We own and lease about 90 acres of land in Talent (on Wagner Creek where we live), in Phoenix (behind Rising Sun Farms), and in Medford on Ross Lane.
Our five daughters are all grown now and living in different parts of the country. Our oldest, Sara, lives in San Francisco where she works as a photographer. Amber, now 29, also lives in San Francisco (as a recent newlywed) and works as an aesthetician. Star, 27, is now living in Virginia and working as a high school social studies teacher. Aurora, 25, has recently gotten her doctorate of physical therapy and is working up in McMinville, Oregon. Our youngest, Terra, is finishing up her undergraduate studies in bio-medicine this year at SOU. We are so proud of the successful, happy young women they have all turned out to be. They are all following their dreams, and we have a wonderful time reuniting several times each year. And when we’re lucky, sometimes they come home and lend a hand working at markets, in the flower fields and in the greenhouses.
We are also privileged to have a great staff of hardworking, dedicated people who we greatly appreciate, because they make this whole thing happen. From seeding to harvesting, delivering to markets, and everything in between, our team and extended family bring it all together to make our farm the success that it is.
We sell our organic vegetables, flowers, and nursery plants at many local retail outlets. We also sell at the Ashland, Medford, and Grants Pass Growers Markets. A list of these locations can be found under the “[intlink id=”33″ type=”page”]local retail outlets[/intlink]” link. We also sell a large amount of produce and flowers through our organic distribution company, OGC. They buy in bulk and sell our produce throughout the northwest, and our flowers through the New Seasons Markets in the Portland area.
In 2005, we started a CSA membership program which delivers fresh local produce, fruit, and flowers once a week during the season to area homes. We were so grateful for the trust our members place in us! At the end of the season, we are always so pleased with the positive feedback we receive from our members. What a wonderful blessing this has been for everyone. We want to thank all of you who support our farm, through the CSA or wherever you purchase our food, flowers and plants. We couldn’t do it without you!