Evan and Katharine ParryKent County / Delaware
number of poultry houses
types of farming
became a perdue family farmer
Although their farm was purchased in 2015, the Parry family can trace their agricultural roots back seven continuous generations. One of Evan’s ancestors, Benjamin Parry, invented a process for preserving corn and grain for long distance shipping in 1810. Almost every childhood memory Evan has revolves around living on a farm, from raising cows on his grandparents’ dairy farm to riding in the combine with his grandfather. Evan’s wife Katharine didn’t grow up on a farm, but has always been determined and goal-oriented. She has wanted to raise her family on a farm ever since she met Evan. Previously, she opened a full-service salon at an age when most people are just graduating from high school. She ran the business successfully for nearly 10 years, but ultimately decided to sell the company to focus on farming and raising their family.
length of time farming
Seventh-generation farmer. Farm has been in family since 2015.
fondest farming memory
Almost every childhood memory my husband has, revolves around living on farm – from raising cows on his grandparents' dairy farm to riding in the combine with his grandfather. There is nothing sweeter or more satisfying than seeing him do the same with our daughter, Everly. When she goes with him to check on chickens or help close up the pasture doors in the evening, she is just having fun. In our eyes, she is learning to respect animals and others and realizing the value of hard work and determination.
earth-friendly farm features
An 832-panel (274.56 kw) solar system, storm water management ponds and wooded/vegetative areas