SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, ORCHARDS, & FARM BUSINESS

Ellis Vanderpool>ISM Interviews M-Z>ISM Interviews M-Z, Segment 14

SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, ORCHARDS, & FARM BUSINESS,

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FAMILY BACKGROUND
Discusses his family, how many kids and where they all live currently and where his parents were from.
ORCHARDS
Talks about the special fruits he had on the orchard, including apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries. Instead of putting insecticide on the plants, he'd put another type of substance on it for thirty days because the federal government would check for insecticides. The state would check the cider and sterilize it.
FARM BUSINESS
As an orchard, people could come and go, picking whatever they wanted. 10-12 years ago, Ellis sold apples $4-5/ bushel, peaches $8/ bushel and cider $2/ gallon. Tried doing the Famer's Market but more profitable when people came and picked.