Welcome to Woodman Hill Orchard

Opening late August 2022 for the Fall apple season.

Check back soon for updates!

 

We are a pick-your-own micro-orchard serving the city of Vergennes, Vermont and all surrounding towns in northern Addison County. The orchard has over 300 trees and several popular varieties to choose from. All apples are IPM grown using the latest techniques from the University of Vermont and Cornell University.

 

 

Hello friends and neighbors!

Orchard season is on the horizon!

The apples are busy growing and we’re busy getting ourselves ready to welcome you back to the orchard in a couple months! Feel free to stay in touch with us on Facebook for updates on the growing season and our anticipated opening date. We usually open around Labor Day, though its really up to Mother Nature and the growing conditions she throws our way.

In the meantime, enjoy your summer and we look forward to catching up with you very soon!

fall foliage at woodman hill orchard

2022 Growing Season Update

Greetings friends and neighbors!

Our growing season always feels like a rollercoaster ride but overall, the apple crop has done well and we’re expecting a nice harvest.

Bloom was lovely this year.  Following a wet early spring, the buds popped during fine sunny weather, with tons of bee activity and great pollination.  In fact, nearly the entire bloom came and went in just shy of a week!  In no time at all we were seeing lots and lots of little apples. 

For the most part the summer has followed suit, in spite of our grumbling whenever the rain missed us.  The growing season comes with a host of threats, be it weather, fungus, insect pests, blight-bacteria, or even the odd bear passing it’s time by breaking a few tree limbs.  But the trees are tough, and thanks to the great IPM resources available these days we’re able to keep spraying to a bare minimum. 

We look forward to sharing our harvest with you in just a few weeks! 

Orchard stand

What we’re picking…

Check back for updates once we open for the season. Thus far, it looks like we should have all our apple varieties available this year, including Ginger Gold and Sweet 16!

 

 

Red Free Apples

Over 9 varieties of Vermont grown apples available throughout the season.

We have nine popular varieties of apples to choose from – Honeycrisp, Rogers McIntosh, Thome Empire, Red Cortland, Macoun, Liberty, Sweet 16, Redfree and Red Rome.

Apples are both pre-bagged and pick-your own.

We also have limited amounts of peaches in August and pears in September.

Please call or check our website to see what we’re picking as availability changes throughout the season.

Best orchard ever! Great variety of fruit, easy to pick for the kids, super friendly and knowledgeable owners, delicious homemade cider donuts, fair price, and super fun deals!

Delicious apples, easy picking, very friendly owners! Wonderful apple butter, too.

Great folks, lovely location, and most importantly, delicious products!