|Updated: 7/23/2013 9:19 am
||Published: 7/22/2013 2:57 pm
The owner of Conrad Farms announced they will close in October.
Conrad Farms was established in 1931. It stands today at 151st and Memorial and sells produce, jams, jellies, dried fruits and salsas. It's been a staple in Green Country for generations.
Every year, they grow around 70 varieties of produce. Their corn has become world famous and their fresh produce is highly anticipated every year for the Bixby Green Corn Festival.
The owners, sons of founder Chester Conrad, said they've decided to sell the farm and retire in October.
Vernon Conrad told FOX23 that the timing makes sense for the family.
"We enjoy it but we know there has got to be a time that you just quit," said Conrad, "Right now is that time."
Customers told FOX23 that the farm and the market will be missed.
"I'm very, very sad," said B.K. Dryer. " I have come out here for years but it's such good stuff."
Conrad said that the customers and the employees made the decision very difficult but, at the age of 72, he says he is ready to retire.
"It is hard but it is good because now we will have the time to take a vacation or go fishing," said Conrad.