Fifer Orchards hosts breast cancer survivors

From left, are Natalie Belcher, Suze Chaffinch, Betty Lou Chiffons, Sheryl Smith, Linda Roberts, Sherry Palese, Purnima Dixit, Kimberly Schlichting, Jennifer Brown, Lois Wilkinson, Loraine Lester, Terry Scaglione, Darla Chase, Keri Harrington, Beverly Chiffons, Joan Golden, Kris Gaunt, and Holly Thatcher at the Nurture with Nature event held at Fifer Orchards last month. (Submitted photo)

CAMDEN — A group of 18 breast cancer survivors from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition visited Fifer Orchards Farm and County Store of Camden in June for a Nurture with Nature excursion.

The survivors learned about Fifers’ 3,000 acres of orchards filled with corn, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, apples; and about their quickly growing Community Supported Agriculture program. They also had the opportunity to tour the farm and orchard by wagon, pick blueberries, and enjoy homemade apple cider donuts and ice cream. The survivors enjoyed fellowship with each other to share stories of survivorship, hardship, and encouragement with one another throughout the evening.

The Nurture with Nature series allows women to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding, astronomy, or simply walking through a forest or along a beach. Outings occur approximately once a month throughout Delaware. Programs are free or low cost and open to anyone affected by breast cancer. To learn more, contact Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435.

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