Nature’s Bounty Farm
History We (Cathy and Marvin) bought the farm as a young couple and started planting apple trees in 1980. While some of those initial trees continue to be productive over 30 years later, many have been replaced by higher density plantings with smaller trees and newer varieties. The smaller trees not only have the advantage of being easier to pick but are able to capture more light to grow larger, more consistently coloured apples. Currently we produce over 20 different varieties of apples on approximately 14,000 trees.
As a mixed farm we have two other components to our farming operation. On the horticultural side, we also grow pumpkins of many sizes from mini to giant, various types of squash and ornamental corn. These are harvested in the fall coinciding with pick your own apple season. In addition, our farming enterprise includes rearing sheep. Our flock of 40 sheep roam the rolling green pastures and enjoy the many visitors during pick your own apple season. The sheep are accompanied by their protectors, the mother and daughter Llama team of Llana and Lilly, who are are constantly watchful for potential predators. During the winter the animals are fed hay and grain grown on the farm.