Red Barn Estate
Then & Now
In 1950 the MARRACCINI family left New York to settle on a dead-end street known as North Kendall Drive. Among their possessions was a branch from a Mulberry Tree taken from Staten Island, New York. That branch would blossom for the next 62 years as did their new business of raising and selling ornamental, freshwater tropical fish.
During that time period, the Marraccini Family was involved in many other areas of farming including groves, vegetables, poultry, and all types of animals from rabbits to Arabian horses. In 1970 the family moved to their present location in the Redlands and yes, the Mulberry Tree was transplanted to their new farm.
In 2012, Phil Marraccini Jr. decided to sell the tropical fish business and start a new adventure. He decided to open PHIL’S BERRY FARM as a farming attraction to tourists and the community. The main focus of this enterprise is to offer top-quality farm products plus educational tours, coupled with a place to sit down and enjoy life. Included in this adventure is an experimental hydroponic section concentrating on growing lettuce, strawberries, and other items.
The facility is available for tours, private parties, and charitable functions any day of the week by appointment.
As time passes and our family continues to grow, so does our business.
We are excited about our new adventure here at RED BARN ESTATE.