Owned and operated by Richard and Rita Fitch, Fitch's Farm Market was founded in 1983 and is in its sixth generation of operation. Surrounded by housing and a golf course, Fitch Farms raises fresh fruits and vegetables. Four generations currently work on the farm; Robert Fitch, Richard and Rita Fitch, and Adam and Daniel Fitch, and Mason and Colten Fitch. The market offers produce that is grown at the farm, and prides itself on Fitch Farm Fresh.
Richard and Rita Fitch both graduated from Avon High School in 1972 and have been married for 41 years. Together they opened the market in 1983 in the same location and building that the market currently stands. Through many renovations and additions, they rasied three sons, two of which have made careers at the farm.
Even though Robert has stopped working on the farm, he can still be seen sitting in the shade just waiting to chat and tell stories. He celebrated his 100th birthday this past November, so if you see him, make sure to give him your wishes!
Adam has been working on the farm since childhood. After graduating Avon High School in 1998, Adam attended Ohio State's ATI and earned an Associates degree in Applied Science. After working in the construction and concrete world for a few years, Adam came back to the farm to work full-time. He now lives adjacent to the farm with his wife Jen and their two boys Mason and Colten (who can be seen working on the farm).
Adam has done a great job taking on the roles of mechanic, field management, harvester, and all other important and difficult jobs that the farm requires.
Like all the Fitches, Daniel too has been working on the farm since childhood. After graduating Avon High School in 2000, Daniel attended BGSU and Owens Community College and earned an Associates degree in Business Management. Like Adam, Dan came back to the farm to work full-time. Dan, his wife Ginger, and their daughter Harper and son Clifford live in Avon and only a stones throw away from the farm.
Dan has done a great job taking on the roles of greenhouse management, cultivator/fertilizer, harvester, and all other important and difficult jobs that the farm requires.