Continuing The Family Legacy
Over the years, our retail apple stand near Holy Hill has made quite the numerous improvements as well. The Lesch family first started selling out of a white trailer and wood paneled station wagon. Many, many Dodge caravans later, we finally acquired the Holy Hill property and recycled a Cousin’s Sub mobile vendor building to officially place a roof over people’s heads. This building helped eliminate our daily setup and teardowns that were extremely taxing on Barb and everyone that would lend a helping hand.
The Lesch’s are going on 3 generations as Samantha and Jason Sutherland’s three kids (Brooke, Aylea, Izak) pick up more of the workload. Matthew and Kim anchor the expansion into the farmer’s market realm in Whitefish Bay and Oconomowoc. Annually, Marvin and Samantha along with other helpers, clock in close to 1000 hours on pruning the trees, which allows for proper light and air to flow through the orchard. Doing so allows Pine Hill Orchard to use significantly less commercial sprays compared to other orchards.