1052 Whalley Rd
Charlotte, VT 05445
Join Golden Apple Family Farm at your leisure to walk their farm and perennial gardens. Illustrated maps will be provided to help visitors on their self-guided tour. While guests walk down the aisles of the apple orchard, they will see hives of pollinators, heritage chicken layers and their many-colored eggs. Cooling down in the mud, the Mangalitsa pigs, will welcome everyone with snorts. The Finnsheep and lambs will be in the fields helping to regenerate the soil and clearing the grasses. In the perennial beds, there will be new colors at every turn. Chicken, fruit, honey, eggs and other organic products will be available for purchase at the farm stand.
The Golden Apple Family Farm is remembered fondly as a pick-your-own orchard that began more than 50 years ago. Over time the property evolved as it changed hands and shifted focus to perennial gardens and rare cultivars. Since 2017, the Herringtons have been committed to honoring both histories of the property. Their vision is to create a space for the community to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the gardens while bringing the property back to agricultural productivity and restorative biodiversity. As they put effort into recovering the orchard, they introduced and supported hives of pollinators. They followed with heritage chicken layers and their many-colored eggs, while adding pastured-raised broilers and turkeys over the last few years. They have welcomed Mangalitsa pigs and a flock of dual-purpose Finnsheep to help regenerate the soil and add to the future offerings of the farm. They are a certified organic farm and have a farmstand that is open year-round.