Our goal when we first started was to preserve what we could of this iconic orchard in Hollis from the 1970s and keep the trees healthy and fruitful.
After our first 2 years of growing apples conventionally, we wanted to try growing our fruit using organic practices without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
This has proven to be quite the challenge, both mentally and physically, but we’re excited to try what’s more healthy for us, our town, and the environment.
It’s been a tough few years and we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor!
We use natural insect deterrents like organic kaolin clay, pheromone mating disruptions, and other organic all-natural sprays.
Our fertilizer program consists of inputs such as fish oil and seaweed.
Weed control is from organic mulch and hand-weeding, which means no herbicides like Roundup, Glyphosate, or 2,4-D are being used.