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K. Schlegel Fruit Farm

Northumberland Co., PA

About K. Schlegel Fruit Farm +-

K. Schlegel Fruit Farm is a fifth generation family farm located in Dalmatia, PA 30 miles north of Harrisburg overlooking the east shore of the Susquehanna River. Farming since 1932, they have approximately 35 acres in fruit production growing over 30 varieties of apples, 18 varieties of white and yellow peaches, donut peaches, strawberries, sweet and sour cherries, apricots, apriums, white and yellow nectarines, plums, pluots, grapes, pears, sweet corn, strawberries and more! They also offer homemade Apple Cider, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, and many types of homemade Applesauce, Apple Butter, and Jams.

They grow all of their produce using advanced IPM methods. This came about in 2004 as Karl and Betsy, the current owners, were raising four young children. Raising a family, as well as living near and working in the orchard, they wanted to make sure that their farming practices were as both safe and ecologically sustainable as possible. After much research and with the help of scientists at Penn State they began to make the switch from conventional growing to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). By 2009 they were just one of thirteen orchards in PA to fully implement this ground breaking research which most notably included using whole farm mating disruption in place of conventional pesticides.

K. Schlegel Fruit Farm is a fifth generation family farm located in Dalmatia, PA 30 miles north of Harrisburg overlooking the east shore of the Susquehanna River. Farming since 1932, they have approximately 35 acres in fruit production growing over 30 varieties of apples, 18 varieties of white and yellow peaches, and more! After much research and with the help of scientists at Penn State they began to make the switch from conventional growing to Integrated Pest Management (IPM). By 2009 they were just one of thirteen orchards in PA to fully implement this ground breaking research which most notably included using whole farm mating disruption in place of conventional pesticides.

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