Apples as a New Enterprise on your Farm


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2019. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available on the conference website.

Workshop Session: Saturday III

Organic apples offer unique opportunities as a new or secondary enterprise to diversify your farm. Learn about labor requirements throughout the season, start-up and operational costs, and marketing. We will present an overview of the benefits and things to consider with organic apples, with an emphasis on decisions to be made and their impact on your farm and quality of life.

Chris McGuire and his wife have farmed since 2003 at Two Onion Farm near Madison, Wis. They grow certified organic vegetables and fruits for CSA members, farmers markets, and local grocery stores on their 12-acre farm.

Rachel Henderson and her husband grow and market apples, pears, plums, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, and table grapes, as well as a few other curiosities on their certified organic farm in Wisconsin.