It all started when Phyllis and Roger Monnin bought a farm on the outskirts of Vandalia. They had ambitious dreams for the farm, and they also had ambitious dreams for a family. Together not only were they blessed with good fortune of the farm, they were also blessed with seven children, all of which helped out on the farm at one time or another. And after 55 years, the family still owns and operates the fruit farm. On a good day Mrs. Monnin still helps out, but every day the farm is run by the Monnin children, grandchildren and other family members.