Photo by Loy Elliott

Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market

Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market is a 3rd generation family farm. For nearly 60 years, the Hollabaugh family has been farming on Yellow Hill. You are currently standing under a walnut tree which dates back to the late 1930’s.The pond is one of eleven spring-fed, man-made ponds on our farm used for the irrigation of 500 acres. Season-dependant, you might be looking at a large robotic-looking apparatus on the far side of the pond. This is a trickle irrigation pump. While one day we relied totally on “overhead” irrigation, today we “plant” the irrigation piping at the same time we plant our fruits and vegetables. When needed, water can then be “trickled” to the roots. If we need to apply fertilizers, we can choose to fertigate – a process of fertilizing AND irrigating at the same time!

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