Welcome to Hurd Orchards
A Banner Year for Apple Picking!!
Harvest Lunches in Our Historic Barn
Every Weekend this Fall
We have never seen such beautiful apples on our farm.
The gift of natural rain and the
mild temperatures of August
have provided us with apples with
gorgeous rosy cheeks, round and crisp and sweet.
This week we are picking:
Low spray New York State #14 and #12
(This year these two varieties were grown completely organically - our
first year toward certification!)
2016 Landscape Preservation
We were totally surprised and delighted to receive a phone call in
November of last year
that we were to be awarded the Landscape Preservation Award for 2016
given by the Landmark Society of Western New York.
We received the award at the Rochester City Hall on November 13th,
Even more wonderful than this unexpected honor were the reasons why we
When we queried, "Why us?" the answer given was, "You steward both the
land and buildings respecting their historic origins.
In addition to preserving many individual structures you have
original field size and saved many authentic heirloom plantings. The
preservation of landscape
requires the most commitment of time and resources of any award we
This recognition validated our years of quiet devotion to the
conservation and preservation of our farm.
The fact that those more knowledgeable than we saw our work and
believed in what we are
trying to achieve is just fantastic! Though we may follow a path that
veers from the norm for a modern fruit farm,
this recognition has given us renewed confidence to continue with our
dedication to the preservation
of all aspects of our farm and farm life.