True Free-range Chickens
**We did not raise chickens in 2021, but will be raising some again in 2022!**
The chickens at Grandview enjoy a true free-range life under the apple trees! Grandview sprays absolutely no harmful chemicals which is the only reason we are able to utilize chickens. They are strategically managed in the orchard in the spring during times when apple pests are emerging from the soil. They are useful for scratching up any undecomposed leaves under the trees which is where a lot of disease inoculum hides for the winter. Chickens also provide excellent fertility complete with micronutrients such as manganese which is absolutely critical for optimal photosynthesis, but often either deficient or unavailable in the soil. In turn, the trees provide shelter from flying predators such as hawks and owls. Our chickens return to their enclosed mobile coops for the night.
We recognize that any ecosystem is made up of a very diverse group of plants and animals. In an orchard setting, we are able to produce high quality pastured meats without taking land out of fruit production. It is a unique opportunity and although there is still much more to learn and figure out, we are happy to see more farmers and orchardists recognizing the benefits of incorporating these regenerative practices. Onward!
Closed for the 2022 nursery season. SEe you this fall for apple season!
Nursery Stock Trees
Grandview has a selection of fruit trees, small fruits and a limited selection of shade trees. Our nursery is only open in the spring and pre-ordering starts in January.
Browse Our Other Products
View some of our other delicious, natural products. We have apple cider in half and full gallon jugs, pies made from our apples along with locally made: honey, maple syrup, and salsa, etc. A little of something for everyone!