Welcome to Hurd Orchards
On our farm mid summer means
cherry trees hanging heavy with fruit,
bright blue blueberries dancing in the sunlight
and the first of the raspberries.
Baskets are full, days are long and we smile.
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.