Harvest Moon Orchard was started in 1986 when Randy Maguire planted 500 trees. We now have over 2000 trees on a trellis system including historical varieties such as Wolf River, Tolman Sweet and Snow as well as favourites like McIntosh, Spartan and Cortland along with new varieties like Honey Crisp and Ambrosia.
Harvest Moon Orchard sits nestled on a southern slope of the Carp Ridge running toward the Carp River and Valley. The slope allows cold air drainage which is important to prevent frost damage to the delicate blossoms in Spring. The rich soil and slope of the ridge have proven ideal for the varieties of apples, plums and pears we grow in this northern climate.
We pick our apples beginning in August and we have a good supply until we close down in early December.
We’re not just an apple orchard. Early in the season we grow garlic, new potatoes and summer squash. Later on we have over 20 varieties of home grown squash, gourds, pumpkins and decorative corn for autumn decorating.
Other selections include: Pure apple cider, frozen apple pies and crisps, jams, preserves, local maple syrup and gifts.