Hurd Orchards

Welcome to Hurd Orchards

Nestled in the rich lake plains fruit region of
Western New York our farm is a part of the long fruit tradition and fruit culture that have so distinctly shaped our beautiful Orleans - Niagara area.

Our farm has been in our family for two hundred years. We produce a wide variety of fruits -
strawberries, raspberries of all colors,
sweet and sour cherries, peaches and nectarines,
plums and currants, blueberries
and blackberries and seventy varieties of apples.

Our flower fields and gardens provide us
with season-long color.
Our varieties span the most modern to very historic; ancient dark trunks and branches of
one hundred year old cherry trees
and the neat and crisp and elegant
narrow plantings of new apple orchards.

  Luncheons, dinner tastings and classes in our barn
are a inspired blending of flavors
- straight from the herb garden, berry patch
and orchard lane -
and a setting that is brimming
with flowers and spirit.
The big kettle in our jam kitchen bubbles all year with glorious preserves, and our bakery oven
scents of confections made with our harvest
from golden crusted apple pies
- to blueberry lemon cakes - to strawberry shortcake
and mouthwatering cherry tarts.

On our farm seasonality is exciting.
Though we are the same throughout,
each season is totally different:
June is strawberries and peonies and foxglove
and daisies along the daisy drive;
autumn is apples and fall raspberries, glowing leaves, apple pies and a glorious watercolor of
dahlias in burnished hues.
We find this seasonal change exciting.
The palate graduates, the colors change,
and indeed our farm activities move from beginning (planting) to end (final harvest).

At Hurd Orchards we cherish and express the things
that shape our beautiful fruit growing world
- history, horticulture, culture and folklore,
the beauty of flowers and gardens and landscape,
the wholesomeness of fresh produce and
handmade foods.

Working at Hurd Orchards

As an energetic and growing business we are always seeking new skills and talents to add to
our Hurd Orchards family.

Please email Amy Machamer at if you are interested in joining us. We have full and part time positions, requiring a broad variety of skills, available.

Winter 2018

 The landscape and orchards are elegantly quiet
and oft blanketed with snow. Silent though the landscape,
we steadfastly work throughout winter to prepare
for the new season.
Behind the scenes our team is pruning apples
- with so much care and thought; making pies and
batches of old fashioned applesauce.

New ideas fill our minds to the brim
and each one requires planning and homework
- so much fun!
New plantings - golden raspberries
- the latest apple varieties - dreams of fields awash
with flower color, barns restored, coats of paint…

We work to make each dream a reality.
Soon, after final snow melt,
we will dust off the last flakes,
uncover the strawberries from straw,
newly till the fields awaiting planting
- and the new season will unfold
with exciting possibilities.

2018 Calendar of Events

Our 2018 calendar is brimming with exciting programs
from tastings and teas to luncheons and classes and children’s programs.
We can’t wait to share with you the wonderful things we have planned.
Our website will be updated with programs as they are finalized, beginning in mid-February.

As soon as a program is listed online we are ready to take reservations!
Reservations may be made by calling our market at 585-638-8838.
As it is winter and the market is not staffed daily you might need to leave a message
- but we will give you a call back within a few days.
Our final events will be listed by the end of April and our newsletter will be printed and mailed.
If you would like a copy please call us, or email us at and
we will be happy to send you a copy when printed.

We will be offering our series luncheons again this season.
We hope to see you many times in 2018 as the fresh
character of each month is so uplifting!

Browse our 2018 Events!

Contact us in Winter

Our market is closed for the season and is quiet,
but we will look forward to seeing all of our guests
in early May when we open our doors again!
Think green grass and cherries in bloom!

If you have needs during our off season we are available in winter
to answer questions, take reservations, schedule private groups,
make gift baskets and send out gift certificates.

Please give us a call, or email us at 585-638-8838
( you will need to leave a message - but we will get back to you!)

We look forward to hearing from you!