Barbara and Tim Leach own Deer Creek Cherry Farm in Groveland.

Barbara studied wildlife and range management in college and subsequently worked for the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management as a Range Biologist. Wanting to enhance the science program at her two sons’ school, she earned her teaching credential and taught biology and life science in high school and middle school for 15 years. In 2006, Barbara and her husband, Tim, began the pursuit of a life-long dream–establishing a small organic farm in a beautiful setting. Seven years later, they have planted 300 sour cherry trees on their developing farm in Groveland.