Locally grown flowers and vegetables: Fitch's Farm Market ready to open for 2013 season

AVON, Ohio - With warm weather finally trying to make its 2013 debut, Fitch's Farm Market is primed to offer another bountiful season of home grown flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Robert Fitch has been working the soil at Fitch's Farm Market for more than eight decades.

Throughout the years, modern technology has made working the fields easier for the 90-year-old. From plowing to planting to cultivating, Fitch still remembers the long, tedious days when his dad used to plow the fields with horses.

"My dad had the last team of horses in Avon," he said.

The farm is now run by Robert's son, Richard, who is a sixth generation farmer. This Saturday, they're gearing up for another season of providing locally grown flowers and vegetables.

"Last year it was extremely hot early and we had to cool the green houses down. This year, it is turning out much better."

Danny Fitch, who is a seventh generation farmer, along with his brothers, Adam and Michael, is excited about getting the market opened.

"This weekend we will have tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, herbs and all the annual flowers that you like." 

They will be the same plants that you can put in your garden to grow.

For hours and directions, visit http://www.fitchsfarmmarket.com


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