History of Evans Farms
In 1980, Joseph H. and Beverly Evans took over the farm operation. At this time the farm was mainly just a grain operation producing corn, soybeans and wheat. Joseph and Beverly sold watermelons on a roadside wagon with an honor system. This small watermelon venture has slowly grown over the years into seasonal on-farm produce market.
In 2000, Kevin became a partner in the family business with his father and brought the farm back to its roots as a vegetable-based operation. Evans Farms diversified into processing products that included spinach, peas, lima beans, sweet corn, string beans and pickling cucumbers.
The farm business continued to expand in 2003 as a small facility was built to serve as the on-farm produce market.
Today, Evans Farms Produce Market sells local canary melons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peaches, string beans, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes, and of course--watermelons--among many other local produce items.
In 2005, Kevin became the sole owner and operator of Evans Farms after Joseph died in the line of duty as a volunteer fire fighter. He continues forward with his wife, Katey and sister, Kim along with several other full time employees to help in the daily operations of the farm.
Today, Evans Farms tills nearly 2,000 acres in Delaware.
The produce market at Evans Farms has grown into a seasonal operation that is open seven days a week. Evans Farms offers a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) option as a way for consumers to enjoy local, seasonal produce directly from their farm. They participate in a half a dozen off-site farmers markets throughout Kent and Sussex counties and partner with a handful of local restaurants throughout Delaware to bring fresh fruits and vegetables from field to table.
The farm and produce market are located at 9843 Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, Del.