Boyer Orchards is three generations of Pennsylvania apple growers with more than 300 acres in production. Many varieties of apples, peaches, and pears are harvested between August to October. About ten percent of the fruit is sold to local customers, the rest goes to a packing house in Lancaster to be sold as fresh fruit under the Hess Brother's label.
First started in 1957, by first-generation growers, Allan and JoAnn then taken over by their sons, Matt and Bruce, in 1989. The brothers bring a lifetime of skills to the orchard. "Our father put a high emphasis on getting a good education." Matt and Bruce both earned horticulture degrees from Penn State University and now operate the orchards with their sons.
After college, Wes, Sam, and Ben joined their fathers in the family business, bringing their insight and knowledge.