Come Celebrate 106 Years of Family Farming This
Year! Farming Since 1903. That's called Sustainable Farming!
Great Grandfather Charles bought our farm in
1903 and he, Elizabeth and their ten children worked it as a dairy
farm. On July 2, 1904 the fruit stand opened under the maple tree which still
stands front of the old farmhouse. Fruits and vegetables from the
large family garden were sold to bring in extra money. The first
commercial apple orchard was planted 1910, mostly in Macintosh. Of the ten children only Ted stayed
on to work the farm with his wife Ann. Now, Ted Jr., daughter Tammy, husband
Mike Boylan and grandson, Colin work the farm. Samantha, and
Mackenzie Boylan help in the fruit stand, Farmers Markets and bakery.
Nowadays, we have a large apple packing plant and
cold storage area behind the fruit stand where you can watch the
apples being brought in from the field, sorted, packed into boxes
ready to be shipped all over the USA and Europe. Take a self-guided
tour of the apple packing plant and storage facilities where our
apples rest for up to a year in zero oxygen keeping their
just-picked crispy sweetness.
Family Farm Duties
Ted and Mike are responsible for apple packing and wholesaling the apples. Mike makes sure the apples are grown properly and along with Colin provides everything the apples need to be wonderful!
Ted and Tammy make the farm market look great! Tammy, Samantha, MacKenzie and Anya participate in several local Farmer's Market and
Tammy recreates her Grandma Ann's
tasty preserves and baked goods in the bakery and supervises the fruit stand workers. Mike runs the
orchards, trimming, managing the harvest or educating a curious
"Pick your own" customer on our whole farm ecology
program which includes a low spray technique. New this year is the first of our "Orchard Concerts", so you can come and
listen to the music in the peace of our 500 acres brought to you by Colin! A new idea we're testing with local support from Greg, the owner of the
Red Rooster Cafe in Gardiner, NY.