The Fair Hills Farms Story
Fair Hills Farm began in 1992 when Nancy and David Rydell purchased 100+ acres of land in Paso Robles, California.
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The Region that Produces
Our first apple orchard was planted in May, 1992. Fair Hills Farm land is located at the three-way intersection of Hog Canyon, Estrella, and Jardine Roads. The Estrella River basin offers a unique climate with hot sunny days and cool nights that are perfect for growing apples, stone fruit, and grapes.
Fair Hills Farm is committed to being the preferred supplier of sustainably grown produce. Fair Hills has followed sustainable growing practices for the past 15 + years. We have recently, voluntarily cancelled our certification of organic status by the state of California and a private organic certifying agency due to the high costs to maintain these licenses. We continue to follow sustainable growing practices and bring the freshest and healthiest fruit to our long time loyal customers. Fair Hills has over 19 apple varieties, 30 peach and nectarines, and numerous plums, pluots, apricots, cherries and pears.
The Rydell Family
David Rydell manages all facets of our business, integrating new growing practices when needed and selling at various farmers markets. Fair Hills Farms is not afraid to innovate as is evident in the bottled wine produced from our Sangiovese & Cabernet wine grapes in 2005!
Nancy Rydell handles the marketing, distribution, and selling at various farmers markets along with specialty stores, hotels and restaurants.
The three Rydell girls have also enjoyed the fruits of our labor and help frequently at various farmers markets around Southern and Central California when they are able to take breaks from their busy schedules!