Mollie Kieffer and Maureen Kercher • Kercher’s Orchard • The Good of Goshen

Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards

Maureen Kercher and daughter Mollie Kieffer, owners, Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards

Mollie and her siblings are the fifth generation to work the Kercher farm

The farmer is an optimist, or you wouldn’t be doing it. It’s like, ‘Next year, it’s got to be better.’

Farming is just something that gets in your soul. Agriculture is difficult, but sharing it as a family, sharing it as a community — it just makes you want to stick with it. I think that’s what it’s always been about for the Kercher family.

The pandemic has actually made things much busier for Kercher’s. We’re on more than 30 acres, and people want to go outside and to support local businesses.

We did have the hayrides last fall, but we asked people to wear masks. It made people happy, and it gave them some sense of normalcy. And we just really had a large turnout all year.

Goshen has very supportive people. It’s such a nice, Midwestern town — not too big, not too small. Everyone knows you.

– Maureen Kercher and daughter Mollie Kieffer, owners, Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards

Mollie Kieffer and Maureen Kercher • Kercher’s Orchard • The Good of Goshen
Mollie Kieffer and Maureen Kercher • Kercher’s Orchard • The Good of Goshen
Mollie Kieffer and Maureen Kercher • Kercher’s Orchard • The Good of Goshen

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Written and edited by Wendy Wilson

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