Hi! We are Clyde & Veronica Fenton. Allow us to tell you a little bit about ourselves.
I (Veronica) am an Arkansas native, born in Van Buren. My parents moved to Hollister, Missouri, when I was 10, and have lived there ever since. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas (Conway) with a degree in physical therapy nearly 30 years ago. I currently work in the Jasper school system as a PT, when I'm not working at Fenton's Farm Market.
Clyde and I met online in 1996, back when it wasn't "normal" to do so. (My sister's first words upon meeting him: "Well, you don't LOOK like an ax murderer...!") I was working in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as a PT, and Clyde was working on his uncle's berry farm in upstate New York (the original Fenton's Berry Farm!) My son Spenser (then 4) and I moved to NY in 1997. Clyde and I married, he adopted Spenser, we had 2 more boys, then in 2002 we all pulled up stakes in New York and moved back to Arkansas. Initially we lived in a rental in Bellefonte, then bought what would become our own Fenton's Berry Farm near Harrison in December 2002.
Since then, we have developed our property into the beautiful fruit and vegetable farm it is today. In the spring of 2015, we purchased the former Golden Comb Beauty Shop on Highway 7 South, just a couple miles from our farm. We gave it a facelift, as well as a lot of (ongoing) behind-the-scenes TLC, and in May 2015 opened Fenton's Farm Market. The Market has provided another avenue through which to offer our own and others' locally grown produce, as well as more distantly sourced items for choice and variety.
This year (2017) we have been doing further renovations to the Market to have a certified kitchen with a health department permit to be able to make our own jams and jellies, as well as being able to offer even more food items to you.
We look forward to serving you as we continue to grow to become your FIRST CHOICE for providing you and your family with the finest fresh produce available! Thank you for giving us that opportunity!
Clyde and Veronica Fenton
and The Boys
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