On Monday, July 11, FBLI members and their families were treated to a gorgeous day at the Christopher Farms & Gardens in Sheboygan. The Christopher Farm & Gardens is owned by Jay W. Christopher, who together with his wife, Doris founded Pampered Chef in 1980.
In total, Mr. Christopher owns 400 acres along a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline with 50 acres of unbelievably landscaped beautiful gardens. The Gardens are a living expression of all that owner, Jay W. Christopher, finds meaningful, inspiring and beautiful. According to Christopher, the gardens are also in fond memory of his father who was an avid gardener in his spare time and taught him much about his passion.
FBLI members were encouraged to walk the gardens and soak in the beauty of them. They also enjoyed a miniature train ride and a candid luncheon discussion with Mr. Christopher about the challenges of operating a family business, how he and his wife sold their hugely successful business in 2002 to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, and how he now spends his free time doing his passion, gardening.