Growing a Healthy Tradition

Memberships are required for those interested in picking their own fruit.  The benefits of annual membership include:

  • Access to the orchards to Pick-Your-Own Certified Naturally Grown pears and apples grown using natural and certified organic controls.
  • Notices sent throughout the season via email or postcard to let you know when your favorite variety is available, when varieties are running low, and other important seasonal information.
  • Annual newsletter to keep you informed.
  • A storage program allowing you to purchase certain varieties of apples for pick-up before Thanksgiving.

You can download a copy of our 2017 Membership Form by clicking the link below.

Harvest Membership Form

Fill out the form and mail with your dues to the address at the bottom of the form.

Thank you!

After generations of growing our fruit using conventional chemical pesticides, we now use only natural and/or certified organic sprays in our orchard.  In fact, we are now a Certified Naturally Grown orchard.  This decision was made out of health concerns for those of us working in the orchard, and for all of us consuming the fruits of those labors.

Naturally grown orchards have the most success when done on a small scale.  As a result, we continue to decrease the number of trees in the orchard.  In turn, this will begin to decrease the amount of fruit available. 

Please note Pick-Your-Own apples and pears will only be available to those families purchasing a membership.  This is being done to confirm that fruit is available for those wishing to have the experience of picking their own naturally grown apples and pears.  Please know we will continue to have our store open during the harvest season so that everyone will have the chance to purchase harvested fruit from our family and benefit from these new growing methods. 

What you should know:

  • You will see disease and insect damage on the fruit. 
  • We too will see disease and insect damage on the fruit we pick and sell in the store!
  • You may find a worm in your fruit.
  • We too may find a worm or two in our fruit!
  • Some varieties are doing well organically while others are proving to be a challenge.
  • McIntosh and varieties crossed with it are the hardest to grow organically.
  • Grocery store organic apples will look nicer than our fruit because those growers are still spraying some chemicals as needed and may be in climates where this is easier. 

We tell you the above to provide you with full disclosure.  We are growing this crop for you, and we want you to know all about it!  You will have no doubts that we are growing naturally.  As we continue to develop our skills, we eliminate trees, and the orchard environment continues to adjusts to these growing methods we believe the fruit will continue to improve.