photos by Krista from The Moments of Life www.themomentsoflife.com
Firefly Berries is and always has been a family-run business. In November 2010 Dean & Tonya Sanner purchased the already existing farm (formerly the Sterling Fruit Farm) from Lois & Lowell Sterling and renamed it Firefly Berries. The vast majority of the work on the farm continues to be done by the six of us & our parents... from pruning to hand weeding to picking berries to communication and customer care... we work hard as a family to keep things running smoothly.
Both childhood and adult experiences in farming and gardening, as well as a passion to eat and grow local, fresh foods without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides fueled the Sanners to purchase the Sterling Fruit Farm and make it their own.
The Sanners have four young boys (Lucas, Ian , Eliot & Lincoln) who love to be involved in every aspect of the berry farm -- from picking to eating to pruning the bushes. And not to be forgotten, Firefly Berries is also home to three friendly kitties (Zazu, Soleil & Twinkle) who you'll likely see peeking out the window at you.
"We look forward to all of the challenges & joys each day of this adventure brings! Each day, each season is different and we never know what Mother Nature will throw at us. Regardless of the weather and the season, the opportunities for education & sharing good food are always there... and we look forward to sharing that with each of our customers!"
-Dean & Tonya