Kingsbury’s Orchard has been a family owned farm since 1907. I talked to fifth generation farmer Gene Kingsbury about his land and crops. In the beginning Gene’s family used the 132 acres for mostly dairy farming, with only a few peach trees. In 1930 his great grandfather, Phil Horine, stepped away from the dairy business and started in the peach orchard business. Gene says his inspiration comes from memories of his grandfather working on their farm. Now Kingsbury’s Orchard uses about 55 acres to grow 50 varieties of peaches, 20 varieties of apples, as well as apricots, pears, sweet cherries, and other fruit trees.
Gene has also been called "The Poet Laureate of Peach Tree Road." Read his poems "This Peach" and "Timothy Time"