An ecologically minded Vermont orchard offers pick-your-own fruit and a farm store showcases the land’s bounty

Champlain Orchards is one of Vermont’s longest-running orchards. Over 140 apples varieties are sold onsite and shipped across the northeast. The farm store offers everything from apple butter to hard cider to warm apple turnovers.

But visitors and pick-your-own enthusiasts will find more than apples. Depending on the season, the farm offers cherries, currants, raspberries, plums, peaches, and pears.

In 1998, VLT helped current owner, Bill Suhr, get a start on the land — one of our first farm affordability projects. The orchard was conserved at that time, and has expanded in the years since.