Welcome to Woodman Hill Orchard
Closed for the season.
See you again August 2023!
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.
Thanks for a great season!
As we wrap things up and start preparing the property for winter, we are filled with gratitude for all of you who visited us this Fall and supported our little orchard.
We wish you all a healthy winter, happy holidays and an upcoming year full of good things. Take good care of each other and we’ll see you again next year!
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!
What we’re picking…
Apple drops available for free through mid-November. Please call the orchard to set up a time to stop by!
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.