Who are these farmers?
Over 100 years ago, the local judge of Newcastle asked Eugene Fowler, manager of the Newcastle fruit packing sheds, to help grow trees. Newcastle was quite the fruit basket during this time and the supply for new trees was limited. Eugene started with 20,000 pear trees and never looked back. The company was passed down to his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue-Dee Fowler, who expanded the company into additional commodities. The next generation owners, Richard and Terry Fowler with Everett Johnson and Nancy Fowler-Johnson grew the company even further by developing new rootstocks from around the world and growing over one million trees each year. In 2008, the next generation of family joined the company, Denise Moore (Eugene's great-grand daughter) and then in 2016 her brother, Phillip Johnson, returned from the golf industry. Denise and her husband, Mason, had a small pumpkin patch and with the desire to grow Fowler Nurseries, Fowler Ranch was created! We look forward to where this adventure will take us and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!