Beginning as growers of fruits and berries in 1995 to marketing the preserves and fruit butters we all grew up enjoying, made West Virginia Fruit and Berry what we are today. We offer a great line of traditional food products indigenous to the wonderful state of West Virginia, made like our grandmothers made.
NO CORN SYRUP, NO ADDITIVES AND NO PRESERVITIVES!
We have fast become a family favorite.
We hope you enjoy our delicious line of products… If
you can't make it yourself, we are the next best thing.
Bob and Becky Titchenal
Bob and Becky Titchenal, both native West Virginians’, formed West Virginia Fruit and Berry in early 1995. We started growing
berries in Sun Valley, Clarksburg, WV, then moved in 1998 to a new farm location in Bridgeport, WV. It was our intent in the beginning to grow berries for West Virginia Wineries, and then expanded our ideas to introduce our own line of "Value Added" Products. The more we researched the potential of quality WV Food Products for the specialty food market the more we were excited by the potential of expanding WV agricultural production for the average family farmer. We started marketing our WV Fruit and Berry products and continued to preach alternative sustainable agriculture for small family farms. This offers small family farms the potential of growing specialty crops such as fruits, berries, herbs, flowers, whatever the niche markets would demand, thus giving the farmers a chance for additional income from either selling what they grow or creating their own value added products.
There is a need for small fruit growers in our state. We can help create a market for the fruits they grow. There is no doubt we are finding a market for WV grown products. Not only in this state but in neighboring states as well.
Through mail order, our products have even found their way to the homes of people in Europe, the Far East and Asia. People of WV are proud to share a piece of West Virginia with their friends all over the world. West Virginians’ all over the world crave a piece of their heritage of West Virginia.
West Virginia Fruit and Berry opened our family farm to the public in December of 2000.
We have a gift shop on the property called “The Berry Patch” featuring our full line of preserves, fruit butters and sparkling ciders for wholesale and retail. We also offer a wide variety of favorite West Virginia Food Products, which gives us the opportunity to offer a large selection of gift ideas for West Virginia Products from simple gift packs to large gift baskets in a price range for every occasion.
Now in 2013, we are in over 200 retail locations and have become one of the bestselling preserves in the state and the consistency in the quality of our products has never wavered. Our mail order business has grown nationwide and the farm is still a place people love to come to share in our experience.
West Virginia Fruit and Berry has been written up in several newspapers and magazines.
The following Publications have recognized us for our Agri-Tourism ideas at our farm as well as our Marketing Plan for our line of Fruit and Berry Products now available in over 200 Retail Outlets in the state and now expanding to out of state markets.
Following is a list of different publications that have featured our business or farm:
Local and State Television Stations have featured us on special food or Agri-Tourism segments.
Awards we have received in the past include:
Through our travels to market and taste our products at different fairs, festivals and special events we have enjoyed numerous awards in the Best of Taste category from:
Other Festivals we have attended are: