Bill and Pam Pischer began leasing the five-acre property in 1978 and purchased it several years later. Jessica's Stand started out as a strawberry "U-pick," where customers picked their own berries, weighed them, and left payment in a cash box.
With the help of local builder/carpenter Michael Lasche, the Pischers constructed many of the buildings on the property, including the pole barn which today houses the stand. Lasche also helped convert the rear guesthouse/office, which was originally a barn and participated in building the plant nursery and seed shed.
Jessica's Stand has been Certified Organic for over 30 years (certifying agency: QCS).