Interview with John Ruzicka
By Joe Kertzman, Managing Editor
“Our farm started out like a lot of farms, with livestock and row crops,” relates John Ruzicka, vice president and secretary of Guth Farm, Inc. “My great grandfather started an apple orchard that continued with my grandfather into the 1960’s.”
“They sold fresh apples and apple cider at a roadside stand, and stored apples through the winter in a hand-built cellar that we still use for storage today,” Ruzicka adds.
Declining road traffic, aging trees and the advent of irrigation, and thus enhanced vegetable growing, saw the farm transition into the present era. John represents the fifth generation working the farm.