Welcome to Hurd Orchards
While the February winds and snow
swirl about we are hand making
Valentine's jams to brighten a winter's day
in a simple, delicious way.
This pretty little box with bright rose pattern
and soft gauzy green ribbons is a
cheerful reminder that spring is on its way.
Our wild rose box contains two
of our farm favorites -
Sour Cherry Raspberry Jam and
Strawberry Raspberry Jam -
each made from fruits harvested
from our berry fields last summer.
Hurd Orchards is a family fruit and flower farm
and canning company nestled in the fertile lake plains of Western New
York between the
banks of the Erie Canal and the shores of Lake Ontario. Almost two
hundred years ago our ancestors came to these lands and began to till
the soil and build communities.
As one of the very earliest farms in Western New York, we have
specialized in fruit growing
for over a century and a half.
We continue to build on the tradition of our ancestors incorporating
new cultivars and new approaches to marketing.
Though technology and varieties change, the essence of our thoughts
and our daily activities as fruit growers remain the same as years
We are a part of the continuum.
Our farm philosophy centers around
our love of the history and development
of fruit growing in our small piece of rural America,
our endless appreciation for the earthís gifts,
and for the beauty which surrounds us in each season. Cloaked with a
mission to share
our love of our farming world,
we explore heirloom recipes for our
beautiful jars of preserves and cordials,
we experiment with both very old and brand new varieties of fruits and
and we exuberantly offer our
beautiful creations to our guests.
In many ways our history is our future, our community becomes our
product, and our spirit is the breath of our
Rubyfrost and Baking Apples
The abundance of our orchards from this
autumn's harvest is available now.
Sparklingly delicious Snapdragons and Rubyfrosts are among our
favorites - and our special collection of baking apples is amazing
-perfect for your holiday confections. Baking apples you
will be able to find
at our market include:
Twenty Ounce * Northern Spy * Ida Red
* Granny Smith * Braeburn * Rhode Island Greening * Mutsu
Golden Russet Apple Cider
We have just pressed our special press of
Golden Russet apple cider. It is amazing!
The old timers all reported that
Golden Russet cider is the
gold standard of ciders - and it is!
Wait until you try its rich, sweet flavor!