Grower Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills - Mills Orchard

Acres:

75

Established:

1955

Location:

Orondo, Washington

Varieties Grown:

Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Braeburn

Fun Facts:

Jeff Mills is an apple grower from Orondo, Washington.  He lives with his wife Kerri, a fifth-grade teacher, and his two sons Michael and Reed. The family’s 75 acre orchard boasts six varieties of apples - Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Braeburn, Fuji and Cripps Pink.

Jeff’s grandfather started the family's orchard in the 1930s, when he came to Washington from Arkansas during the Great Depession to find work as an apple picker. After many years of hard work, he was able to purchase his own orchard in 1955. When Jeff’s grandfather retired in 1992, Jeff took over the family business. He has been very busy ever since.