Jeff, Liz, Cary, Vayda, and Eli
We love and appreciate our invaluable parents!
Established in 2009, the Parrish Pumpkin Patch venture has evolved into a successful, seasonal business that the family takes great pride in. Jeff and Liz have lived on their 58-acre farm for 24 years, where Jeff’s dad, Wayne, was born, raised and after marrying Joan, operated a dairy farm. Parrishes5 is made up of Jeff the patriarch and Liz the matriarch. Eli the eldest son, has completed and received his Agribusiness Degree from SVCC and bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, where he majored in Crop and Soil Sciences with a concentration in Agronomy. He presently manages WJ FARMS with Jeff & Wayne and plays an integral role at Parrish Trucking Company. Cary is following in Eli's footsteps at SVCC as he pursues his Agribusiness Degree with plans to transfer to Virginia Tech next fall. He is a dj for hire, enjoys working part-time at WFLO radio in Farmville, and pulls his weight on the farm and the trucking company. Vayda, the William & Mary English major grad who lives and works in
*retired from PPP
New York City, is a Press Coordinator for the Public Theater, which originated as the first New York Public Library and now houses four, off-broadway theater spaces, a cabaret style, intimate music venue, and a restaurant affectionately named "The Library." The Public Theater also facilitates free Shakespeare in the Park (Central Park) productions all summer long.