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Lyman Orchards 
Eco-Friendly

Since 1741, our orchards have been part of the scenic Connecticut River Valley - as stewards of the land eight generations later, we are committed to preserving our farmland for the generations that follow. Our Eco-certified apples are born and raised right here on our farm. Whether you buy them in the Apple Barrel or pick your own in the orchards, you are getting apples that are grown in ways that respect and preserve the ecology of our orchard.

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We grow Eco Apples and Eco Peaches by combining old fashioned agricultural methods with leading edge technologies, and our progressive growing techniques help make us leaders in ecological orchard care. We minimize the use of sprays and other environmentally disruptive practices by encouraging and relying on natural occurring controls such as ladybugs and other predators.

Our farm and growing practices are inspected and certified by the Integrated Pest Management IPM of North America. The rigorous IPM protocols create a truly integrated partnership between farmer, trees, weather, bees, and natural predators, honoring the unique ecology of each orchard.

Extra Tasty

The micro climate and rich soil of the Connecticut River Valley are perfect for growing apples of exceptional quality and flavor. Our growing practices may be more labor intensive and expensive than standard practices, but we know it's worth the effort. One taste, and we think you'll agree!

Trust the Farmer. Know the Orchard. LOVE the fruit.

Buy Local! Buying locally grown food means buying the freshest fruit available, closing the distance in food miles from the farm to your table.

Connecting consumers to products that are ecologically grown by family farms is an awesome task. Fortunately, we work closely with an organization called Red Tomato, whose mission is to connect farmers and consumers through effective marketing, packaging, education, and a passionate belief that an ecologically responsible family-farm, locally based, is the best way to a 'better tomato', or in our case, 'a delicious, nutritious Eco Apple!' Through Red Tomato, we partner with other family-owned farms in sustaining earth-friendly agriculture in the Northeast.