Vendor Profile

Barkley's Apple Orchard

Vendor Contact(s)Bill Barkley

Find us at Lansdowne forDecember Farmers' Market 2020

Produce TypeBaked Goods, Pantry Staples, Produce

AboutOur ancestor received the land now known as Barkley's Apple Orchard as a United Emipre Loyalist land grant in 1790, making us the 7th generation of our family on the property. We started planting the apple orchard in 1982. We also planted asparagus, and then strawberries in the mid 90s. We have been growing and preserving vegetables on the farm since 1990. ​ In our orchard, we employ a mix of organic pest management tactics – dormant oil to smother mites and clay-based products to detract soft-bodied insects. We keep the ground vegetation around the trees mowed instead of relying on herbicides. ​ Over the years Barkley's Apple Orchard has developed new uses for their fruit and vegetable crops, testing recipes until the results are consistently delicious. ​