Shelburne Orchards

Photo by Mike Sipe

Photo by Mike Sipe

I was born here in 1950, I have been living here in these apple trees all my life. My father is 93 years old and we still share the seasons of this wonderful orchard together. He bought the orchard from Albert Thomson in the 1950s, we were neighbors. There were 500 trees then, by the 1970's My father had grown the orchard to 2000 trees. My childhood was full of time spent with my dad in the orchard and his love for it filled me with a wonder that is still with me. Back in those days we sent all our apples to the Shoreham apple packing coop, where they were stored, sorted, packaged and sold. In the span of years I have been running the orchard, we have continued to grow the orchard to now I think over 6000 trees, we sell 90% of our apples right here off the farm. Plus we make ginger cider, ginger jack, cider vinegar, cider donuts and apple brandy. Life is good, and.. I have the best crew of people working here with me.. I could never do any of this without their help, wisdom, love and encouragement. ...Nick

We grow over 30 varieties of apples, peaches, pears, table grapes, pumpkins, plums and sour cherries.

PS. many of the apple and pear varieties we grow are heirloom cider varieties that are exclusively grown for our brandy.