Walking into the Britt’s Farm store, you can see tables, shelves and coolers of colorful fruits and vegetables. Locally-grown peppers, squash, melons and more are right next to the homemade jams, salsas and soaps. Children run around barefoot, and an eight-year-old might be the one helping you check out behind the counter.
Britt’s Farm is a family business and has been since 1948. Richard and Angela Britt bought the farm from his parents, who had bought it from their parents. Along with growing their fruits and vegetables year-round, Angela said they put a great emphasis on educating the public on types of vegetables and how to cook them, and she and other employees are eager to help customers learn.
“(My favorite part) is showing customers how to pick a watermelon, how to cook a pumpkin, favorite recipes,” Angela said. “It’s really a lot of fun explaining what I have and how I grow it.”
The community is welcome to pick their own strawberries and blackberries when they are in season, and there are many other events that welcome the community to see what that farm is all about.
“It’s a chance to get behind a tractor even if they’re city kids,” Angela said.
Besides the annual pumpkin patch, Britt’s Farm also sells Christmas trees around the holidays and hosts a variety of community events like bonfires for groups. There’s a petting zoo during pumpkin patch season and many other things to give people a taste of farm life.
“It’s showing customers how to pick a watermelon, how to cook a pumpkin, favorite recipes,” Angela said. “It’s really a lot of fun explaining what I have and how I grow it.”
Be sure to check out Kelsey’s feature for Autumn Air in our most recent issue, out NOW! And big thanks to Britt’s Farm for letting us explore their farm and learn about their family business!