In 1962, Mesa was still considered a small town and the early Mormon settlement of Lehi, just north of Mesa, was a sleepy rural farming area. Art and Anita Freeman, both natives of Mesa, were busy raising seven active children, planting and farming two-hundred acres of citrus in the Lehi Valley. When the children and the citrus trees were young, the Freemans opened a small roadside stand to sell their fruit and involve their children in the family business. Anita gave the store the name “Orange Patch.” People loved the idea of coming to the country to buy fresh citrus and soon the family had to expand the roadside stand. No sooner had they completed the expansion, they had to expand again.
In 1983 as the business continued to grow, Art and Anita purchased property at 3825 East McKellips Road and their second location, “Orange Patch Too” began selling many of the same items so popular at “Orange Patch.” Because the stores were seasonal both closed for 6 months. Anita soon learned from her customers that they were looking for unique gift items for family and friends. To answer this need Anita added a boutique to a small area of the store and Orange Patch Too began to stay open all year. Anita and her girls traveled across the country to find treasures for their loyal customers. The Holidays merchandise and décor are a must see. Clothing, Jewelry and Shoes have found a niche in the store along with all of our unique boutique items. New items and store displays are changed constantly so the merchandise is always new and different.
The Freemans are very proud of their shop and owe much of their success to their amazing staff who are always there to serve the customer.
We would love for you to come and experience Orange Patch Too! We know you will enjoy your time spent here.
Thank you from: Art, Anita and the Orange Patch Too Family