Hobby turns into thriving U-pick farm
For over 45 years, Ron Kelley has had a finger in farming. He’s has worked as an agricultural production consultant, which is just a fancy term for plant doctor for farmers. What started out as a hobby a few years ago has now turned into a 25-acre U-pick farm called R. Kelley Farms.
“We grow black-eyed peas, purple hull peas, crowder peas, spreckled butterbeans and also green beans and another variety called cranberry peas, and much more” Ron said.
Ron says he’s always looking for new produce to grow and not just because he loves farming but because he enjoys the people who visit the farm on a regular basis.
Ron welcomes the oportunity to explore being able to provide a wide varity of fresh produce desired by the various ethnic groups vising his farm.