About Our Apple Orchard
OPEN IN SPRING
About the Orchard
Grandview Orchard is over 100 years old! Currently, there are 1000 trees although there is room for 2000. Planting will start in Spring of 2016 and will continue every year. The trees are mature semi-dwarf apple trees, but pears and a few dwarf apple trees will be added as well. Apples are offered pre-picked at the orchard and farmer’s markets in Antigo, Wausau, Eagle River, among others. We pride ourselves in making flavorful batches of unpasteurized apple cider that is available fresh or frozen. Plans to expand into additional apple products are in the works!
Orchard Management PracticesI’m excited to announce that Grandview is converting to holistic practices recognizing the orchard as a complex ecosystem! The focus is on producing healthy, flavorful fruit while also increasing the diversity of beneficial plants and animals at the orchard. Synthetic inputs which are detrimental to both human health and the environment are 100% excluded from use. Paramount to this effort is the revival of microbes both above and below ground, increased soil fertility/organic matter content, an increase in beneficial plants and insects as well as the introduction of animals such as pigs and chickens who offer particular benefits. Please follow Grandview’s Facebook page to keep up on specifics of how the orchard will be managed. It is important to note that this will be a very difficult undertaking especially in these first few years.
Organically Raised Apples!
2016 marks the first year that Grandview Orchard’s apples were produced using organic methods free of synthetic chemicals
Overall management practices focus on soil health, reduction of pest/disease pressure, ecosystem diversity and quality/nutrient value of the fruit. Please check back in the future to find more information on our growing practices!
Grandview Orchard Hours
Open By Appointment Only
Pleae Call Ahead
Phone: (715) 216-5821