Rufener Hilltop Farms is celebrating their 11th year anniversary this year. In 1990, Alvin and Lana Rufener built their farm market. Since then, farming and operating this seasonal farm market has become their sole livelihood.
They grow all their flowers and vegetables--that's thousands of flats--including herbs. They also create a large assortment of unique hanging baskets and planters. Both Lana and Alvin take pride in their work and it shows with the quality and beauty of the plants, not to mention, their prices are fair and reasonable!
Shortly after the market opens in the Spring, Alvin begins planting his 80 acres of sweetcorn that they will begin selling in the market. Around July of every year, the market is transformed from a greenhouse and garden center, into a produce market. It is filled with 80% of their own homegrown produce, and the rest of the produce is brought in from local farmers. And, of course, the market is filled with their own fresh-picked-daily sweetcorn.