Growing Practices

Our Growing Practices

2021 Pick Your Own & Farm Stand

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August 28-October 31

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The apples are all picked!

We are passionate about growing apples.

Prioritizing healthy soils, waterways and workers | Encouraging beneficial insects

At Sunrise Orchards we prioritize the health of our soils, waterways, and workers, and encourage beneficial insect species in the control of pests. We gather information about our trees, specifically the insects and fungi that live on the leaves and how the weather interacts with these populations. Every growing season is different and is a new opportunity to research the biology of the orchard and how it interacts with climate change, weather, and human impact. Sunrise Orchards is part of the Eco-Apple program, and we are third party certified by the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Institute of North America. In practice, IPM means climbing trees, inspecting leaves, monitoring trap captures and many long walks down the long rows, listening to the insects, the weather patterns and the plants all creating a chorus of sound. We are stewards of this land and put a priority on working with the wild inhabitants of our orchards!

We are a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified farm since 2010 and are third-party certified by IPM Institute of North America since 2005.

Proud Member of Eco Fruit by Red Tomato
Certified byUSDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Certified by Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Institute of North America

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