Barney Hodges grew up in Vermont on the 200 acres of his family’s orchard near Cornwall, Vermont. A lifelong farmer, Barney has watched the business of growing apples change in his lifetime becoming more volatile with decreasing prices and more susceptible to a changing climate,
The public’s desire to have cheap food in perfect quality makes life hard in our business. We want to have the best product, but it has to work in a free market.
As a result, Sunrise Orchard has diversified its product offerings, added unique storage and shipping options to its customers and changed the way they view the future of apples.