Welcome to Woodman Hill Orchard
Opening Saturday, 9/23!
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.
Opening Weekend at Woodman Hill Orchard
We had to delay our opening due to an unexpected visit from COVID last week, but we are happy to announce we will be open for the season starting this Saturday, 9/23!
We have lots of apples, fresh pressed cider, orchard-made jelly and local syrup & honey available. Unfortunately, our COVID recovery left us limited time to prep for opening weekend and I’m afraid we wont have cider donuts on our opening day. We will post updates here and on FB when they are available. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
2023 Growing Season Update
As you may have heard, a brief but effective cold snap in the wee hours of May 18th caused extensive crop damage throughout the region. We are grateful that some fruit survived, though we will have a few different ‘grades’ of apples to sell this year. We do have some beautiful fruit available and expect we will sell through that quickly. We will also be offering ‘utility’ apples, which have a little frost damage on the skin, but are otherwise perfect for cooking and baking, as well as ‘cider’ apples, which have a fair bit of frost damage on them and are likely best suited for cider pressing (though could certainly be used for cooking and baking as well). Utility and Cider apples are priced at a discount, with greater discounts available for bulk purchases.
What we’re picking…
Opening weekend we will have McIntosh, Cortland, and some early Liberty and Macoun apples available.
We will have PYO (pick-your-own) and pre-picked apples available opening weekend. PYO options may be limited this season due to the smaller crop. If you’re bringing the kids to pick, please call ahead to see if it’s still available.
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.