The Fix Farm was established in 1899 when John Henry Fix emigrated from Germany. He originally had a coal and wood business in NYC. It was said that he left the City because of all the illness and decided to buy the farm located in the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. He gradually added acres enlarging his orchards over the years.
His son William Henry continued farming after John’s death in 1931 what was known as the Woodchuck Farm. In 1953, his sons William (Bill) and Robert (Bob) started the third generation and named the farm Fix Brothers. At that time, the orchards were sweet and sour cherries and apples. They added more varieties of apples, pears and peaches.
When Bill retired, Bob’s sons Bobby, Gary & David became partners with their Dad to become the fourth generation on the farm. They purchased an adjoining farm and planted additional orchards. A “Pick your Own” operation was started opening up cherries, peaches and apple orchards to the public. Their mailing list has grown and the Fix Bros web site has brought a tremendous response from people desiring tree ripened fruit. Stephen, Bradley, Angela and Brandon are the fifth generation.
Bobby and Bradley oversees the crews of men picking fruit for wholesale and the “Pick your Own” operation. Linda and Jessica handles the mailing list, web site postings and advertising.
Steve and Angela runs the packing house and handles orders for shipping. Pam and Angela both handle the books and payroll.
David and Brandon are the chief mechanics and makes sure the farm equipment is in tip-top condition. They also take charge of irrigating the orchards in dry weather.
The Fix Family takes great pride in producing high quality fruit and carrying on their legacy.