We are a family-run fruit and vegetable farm. We grow various fruits, vegetables, herbs, and chestnuts. And eggs, although the chickens do most of that work.
We operate a farm market store out of our big red barn. We carry the produce that we grow as well as products from other local farms, non-local produce such as, citrus and out-of-season produce, and a variety of meats and dried goods.
We also participate in off-property farmer's markets - please visit the "Where To Find Us" page for more information.
We are proud to offer a fruit and veggie Community Supported Agriculture program, which is available year round as well as a Meat CSA September through June. We have various deliveries in northern Delaware and the central Philadelphia area as well as pick up available out of our barn. When we started the CSA program in 1999, a great relationship began that was a new experience for us as farmers in the community. The extra level of commitment on your part has been truly meaningful, and greatly appreciated. We thank you for working together with us!
We have three generations actively working on the farm: Mrs. Linton, the matriarch, her kids Ruth the store manager and Matt the field manager, and their kids Elizabeth the bookkeeper, and Hailey the baker. The third generation 13 year old and fourth generation two year old also pull their weight as taste testers. Those that marry into the family also get drafted for working at the markets, doing deliveries, making repairs, and any other skill we can capitalize on.
Great food and community mark the days at our farm. Growing up on the farm was a special treat, full of hard work, sweat, innovation, determination and love of family, friends and a simpler (and busy) way of life. Connecting with the earth and the magic of caring for crops as they grow is something we have come to eagerly anticipate each season. I joined Ruth again after 25 years apart to work the farm together. Each of us are ol' farmers at heart, having tried to leave only to come back to the way of life that connects. Together, all of us at the Orchard have a vision of health, great food, and connecting to community.
From all of us at the Orchard! We look forward to connecting with your community.