Dickie Brothers Orchard has been in our family since England’s King George II sold three tracts of land to our Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather James Dickie in 1752, 1758 and 1760.
Grandpa James was required to begin working the land within 3 years.
Our family has been farming this land ever since… 270 years and 9 generations.
We owe our ability to continue farming to our parents, Tom and Emilie Dickie Bruguiere.
Thankfully, Tom and Emilie decided this farm was where they wanted to raise their children.
Emilie inherited about 100 acres when her parents passed away and the farm was divided between Emilie and her three sisters.
Emilie and Tom bought their house from Uncle Herbert Dickie and then began the long process of purchasing hundreds of acres from various family members.
After forty years, they had purchased over 500 acres of the original lands and we are forever grateful for their dedication to our family.