North Star Orchard is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and specializes in growing unique and heritage varieties of tree fruits and a wide variety of vegetables. Fruit selections include several hundred varieties of apples and dozens of varieties of peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, and Asian pears.
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
The second-best time is now.
Check here for farmers' market information, including locations and times.
Fruit and Veggie CSA Shares are available each year. You can enjoy the best of the farm's produce by becoming a CSA member. Learn about CSA Membership options here.
Stay connected with what's going on at the farm and farmers' markets, and read about farming, food, and fun, on our blog.
We need some PT/FT help this fall on the farm, helping with harvesting, sorting, and packing activities. Flexible scheduling if you only have limited hours available. Additionally, we'll start hiring staff for 2016 in late fall, so you can either check back then for 2016 openings, or apply now and we'll contact you as soon as we start the fall interview process if we think you'd be a good fit!Click here to learn more about employment at North Star.
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We sell all of our products directly to consumers at area producer-only farmers' markets and through our CSA. Our business is known for its abundance of apple varieties, unique Asian pears, and the high standard of quality in all of our fruits and vegetables. We celebrated the 20th anniversary of the farm in 2012 by planting a new and very unique orchard. The farm's current large selection of apple varieties has been joined by hundreds more (we're up to around 400 now). Our goal? To flavor the future! Check our calendar for fall Adventure in Flavor! events and explore some of the 400 yourself!
We have always been interested in both growing unusual varieties of fruit and vegetables and in using the newest ideas in training and trellising. We are concerned about the environment, are GMO free, and work hard to farm in a manner as sustainable and safe as possible.
Click here to learn more about the farm's history, the farm family, and their farming philosophy. Or, if you enjoy listening to podcasts, listen about our fruit geekdom on Jack's Farm Radio podcast...it's a good listen!
A 2014 adventure was the restoration of an old barn, as seen in this short video. What an amazing process! We'll be using that barn a lot as we go forward. Events? Of course! (we joke that everyone does weddings; perhaps we should get into funerals?) Plus, eventually, the CSA pickup and farm store activities will take place there.