Pick Your Own Apples!
Open Tuesday- Sunday at the Orchards.
Macintosh, Gala, Courtland, Pioneer Mac and Jona Gold apples are ready for picking! Bring the whole family to explore our orchards (14 Allerton Road) and take home healthy, delicious apples for baking or just plain eating. Fall raspberries will be ready for picking soon as well. One of our friendly staff is always around to help if you need assistance. PYO is open 10am- 4pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Monday.
Now at the Market
Our farmer's market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am- 4pm. Take home sustainably-grown (all natural) produce and local honey. On Saturdays, meet Tatiana, owner of Goat Hill Farm, who raises humanely raised poultry.
Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and see weekly updates on our market as well as our many nature-focused educational programs for families and scouts.
This Week's Harvest: Tomatoes, Beans, Potatoes, Ground Cherries, Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, Salad Mix, Beets
Our Philosophy: An Ecologically Friendly Farm
The connection between what we eat and how it affects our health is key to how we grow our crops at Valley Crest. With a push toward sustainability and healthy eating, Valley Crest has implemented IPM (integrated pest management ), a system which reduces chemical usage in the farm’s orchards by monitoring pest populations, disease symptoms and changing weather conditions. So nothing goes to waste, our farmers use manure and compost from the farm’s horse stables to improve soil quality when we prepare the ground for planting, which enhances populations of beneficial microorganisms in the soil, which is beneficial for crops and in turn, beneficial for us! Honey bees and pollinators play an integral role in farming. That is why Valley Crest hosts honey bee hives throughout the property, encouraging pollination for our fruit and vegetables. And speaking of fruit and vegetables, do we have an exciting year for you!
With a new staff of talented young farmers, our focus is providing our customers with an array of healthy, seasonal produce from spring through November.
So look no further than Valley Crest for the best in local produce for you and your family!