Arther Davis 1922
Five generations of hard work, a labor of love
From the inception of the state itself, the land for the Davis farm was purchased from the Federal government in 1834 by Evan Davis. He purchased over 600 acres, and started raising livestock. He and his wife Rebecca ran a beautiful garden that fed the family.
His grandson Arthur Davis planted the first apple tree in the late 1900’s (pictured above) Arthur also had a small dairy farm in this timeframe. His Son Wes Davis was the star of the show when it came to apple production. Wes and his wife Martha picked and sold 80,000 bushels of apples one year in its prime. People to this day still remember coming to the apple orchard as a kid. As things changed with big box stores coming into play, the orchard business started to slow.
Wes’s granddaughter JoAnn Rifkin also sold apples but started to use the apple packing house to host very small events. The wedding barn ambience took effect in 1992. Now the retired apple orchard lays a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony.