Our Story

Sandow Farm is located in Keswick Ridge, a rural community in New Brunswick that is famous for it’s scenic rolling hills and apple orchards. The farm is situated on a 5-acre property within the Wolastoq/Saint John River watershed and has been a family farm since it was first settled.

 

We purchased this farm in 2011 from a family who had maintained it as a pesticide-free orchard during their ownership.  Passionate about organic agriculture, we built on the tradition and gained organic certification and maintained it for six years.   We use no man-made chemicals or sprays of any sort.  Our apples are tree-ripened and frost-sweetened, having great taste and nutrition.  We’ve had six years as a certified organic orchard. Due to the rising costs of certification, currently we are operating as a spray-free orchard, with delicious & nutritious Sandow apples. We are proud to be implementing the wholistic practices as organic orchardists. Our dominant apple variety is the Sandow, the namesake of our farm.

Our apples are grown by an agriculture that stewards the land and involves the people drawing sustenance from it.  Growing fruit in our region presents certain challenges and a great deal more work than one might expect.

Being orchardists is a year-round project:

Wintertime means pruning,

Spring brings tree planting and grafting,

Summer involves insect and disease management, and

Autumn brings the bounty of the apple harvest!

An apple a day does keep the doctor away – there are many health benefits to eating apples.


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Check out our pigs and people
in this throwback video from 2016: