Our Story

Kercher’s got its start when William Wheeler Kercher – “Wheeler” for short – planted apple trees at his home on 7th Street in Goshen. The business officially began in 1922 on 40 acres across the road from its current location. 

Tom and Maureen Kercher, along with Tom’s sister Janet and her husband Steve Dudley, now own what has become a family tradition as well as a business. Tom is the fourth generation to run the farm; he was preceded by W.W., Max, and Bill. Maureen and Tom’s children; Bill, Laura, and Mollie, each share involvement as the fifth generation of Kerchers in the business. The sixth-generation is up and coming!

Our Story

Kercher’s got its start when William Wheeler Kercher – “Wheeler” for short – planted apple trees at his home on 7th Street in Goshen. The business officially began in 1922 on 40 acres across the road from its current location. 

Tom and Maureen Kercher, along with Tom’s sister Janet and her husband Steve Dudley, now own what has become a family tradition as well as a business. Tom is the fourth generation to run the farm; he was preceded by W.W., Max, and Bill. Maureen and Tom’s children; Bill, Laura, and Mollie, each share involvement as the fifth generation of Kerchers in the business. The sixth-generation is up and coming!

Kercher’s Today

Kercher’s is now located on Goshen’s south side, west of IN-15 and south of Kercher Road along the Elkhart River, just a little south from where Wheeler planted those first few apple trees. With more than 600 acres to grow crops, Kercher’s raises a variety of apples as well as sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, cabbage, broccoli, and peaches. 

Hungry customers can purchase our produce at the Kercher market, and our fruit and veggies are also distributed wholesale. There’s more to it all than just the crops, however, as Kercher’s hay rides, educational tours, and U-pick options offer a whole new experience that is fun for the entire family.

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Kercher’s Today

Kercher’s is now located on Goshen’s south side, west of IN-15 and south of Kercher Road along the Elkhart River, just a little south from where Wheeler planted those first few apple trees. With more than 600 acres to grow crops, Kercher’s raises a variety of apples as well as sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, cabbage, broccoli, and peaches. 

Hungry customers can purchase our produce at the Kercher market, and our fruit and veggies are also distributed wholesale. There’s more to it all than just the crops, however, as Kercher’s hay rides, educational tours, and U-pick options offer a whole new experience that is fun for the entire family.

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Our Values

Education

We aim to harness the workings of the farm into an educational environment where visitors of all ages can learn about growing food.

Sustainability

We take pride in our business, in our farm, and have practices that will keep the land healthy for years to come.

Family

We strive to create a safe, fun, and welcoming atmosphere for families to bring their children and engage them in the outdoors.

Our Values

Education

We aim to harness the workings of the farm into an educational environment where visitors of all ages can learn about growing food.

Sustainability

We take pride in our business, in our farm, and have practices that will keep the land healthy for years to come.

Family

We strive to create a safe, fun, and welcoming atmosphere for families to bring their children and engage them in the outdoors.

Activities

Exciting festivities for all ages!
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Activities

Exciting festivities for all ages!
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Apples + More

Learn about all the species of apples we grow, our super sweet corn, and pumpkins.

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Apples + More

Learn about all the species of apples we grow, our super sweet corn, and pumpkins.

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