Following the Best Practices in Agriculture
Married in 2001, Chris and Deb Colitas have had the pleasure of running multiple businesses together. As serial entrepreneurs, they have found great joy in providing products and services to others while adding jobs to the Lehigh Valley. If you have eaten a gyro at an IronPigs game or gotten lost in the corn maze at Seiple Farms, you have encountered the Colitas family.
Adding To Our Adventure
Chris’s background is rooted in agriculture. Growing up locally in Bethlehem, his family operated pick-your-own strawberry fields for many years in Northampton. By the age of 14, Chris obtained his tractor license and discovered a love for operating equipment. If it has wheels, Chris can drive it! Graduating from Penn State with a degree in landscape contracting, Chris honed his talent of plant growth and cultivation for over 15 years.
The impeccable fields and amazing berries are all because of Chris, he is amazing!
At Valley Fruits & Veggies, Deb can be found doing a little bit of everything alongside Chris and managing the crew. You know her most from Facebook Live, as she has gotten used to being called out as ‘Strawberry Lady’ when grocery shopping, attending local networking meetings, and even picking the kids up from school!
When not at the farm, Deb is a ‘Networking Ninja’, helping other businesses find their own success like Valley Fruits & Veggies. As founder and CEO of Digital Network Superstar, she brings her wealth of networking and social media talents to others.
Calli & Nico Colitas
If you have been with us for the last 5 years here at Valley Fruits & Veggies, you have watched these two grow up! Now 16 and 15, Calli and Nico are not just ‘hanging out with mom and dad’, but are driving tractors, planting plants, operating registers, and serving up the BEST strawberry milkshakes in the Valley.