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Organic or pesticide-free apple orchard near Hamilton

spankyhorowitz Oct 6, 2009 07:56 PM

Hi there,

We will be visiting family in the Hamilton area (Freelton, Milton, Campbelville) this weekend and are looking for an organic apple orchard to go apple picking at. It need not be certified, but should not use any pesticides.

Do you know of any in the area?

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    Tatai RE: spankyhorowitz Oct 6, 2009 08:55 PM

    There's Avalon Orchards in Innisfil, which is one of very few certified-organic apple orchards in Ontario. It's about an hour's drive from Milton. http://www.avalonorchards.net/

    I believe that most of the apple growers in Ontario follow an "integrated pest management program" which entails dealing with pests only after they make an appearance (if ever), rather than indiscriminately spraying throughout the apple-growing season.

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      spankyhorowitz RE: Tatai Oct 7, 2009 05:31 AM

      thanks.
      I will ask my mother-in-law which orchard she usually goes to, and I'll call them and ask....because 'most' is not 'all'...

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