|The Farm Market of Fobare's Fruits|
|Mining Attraction and the Orchard|
Like all farmers, the Fobares depend on the weather to create produce. “There aren’t many orchards up here and there’s a good reason for it. We are too far north. But there are orchards in Canada that are further north yet, so we were hoping that if we picked the right variety we could make it work” explains Steve. Gayle also elaborates on this reliance with our natural world, “You’re playing with Mother Nature. She controls everything. You don’t control her, she controls you”.
|Some of the goodies inside the Market|
The orchard began in 2009 and now houses at least five apple varieties and has expanded to consist of almost seven thousand trees. This amount of apples would be an endless task to allocate if it was not for the help of u-pick visitors in the fall. The help allows Steve and Gayle to work on the other attractions around Fobare’s property. Gayle spends most of her days inside the Farm Market store, baking everything from cinnamon rolls, baked donuts, pies, apple crisp, and homemade bread that can be bought directly, while Steve constantly assists with the crowd and activities outside. They also have hosted a Princess Tea Party, Super Hero Event, and are currently planning a Cancer Walk for August 12th.