Getting to the Core!

  • Apples are an excellent source of fiber.  They contain no fat, no cholesterol, and no sodium.
  • One apple is only 80 calories!
  • The first American apple orchard was planted around 1625 by William Blackstone on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

Bohlayer's Orchards
Naturally Grown Fruit and CVM/Romeldale Sheep
Growing a Healthy Tradition

2014 - Another Challenging Year Ahead!

We are again facing a limited availability of apples.  Our trees are still recovering from a tremendous amount of damage they received two years ago when we lost our entire crop to snow and freeze damage.  Many fruit trees are biennial bearing and produce heavy crops one year and a light crop the next.  We are generally able to control this with thoughtful pruning practices.  Due to the damage two years ago, our trees are completely out of synch.

Here is what this means for us this year:  We have no McIntosh, Ida Red, Melrose, or Golden Delicious apples.  Cortland and Gala are extremely limited.  We do have a more typical Jonagold and Northern Spy crop.

We DO have a nice crop of Bartlett Pears.
Pears will be available in our store beginning September 1.

Our store will open for the season on Labor Day, September 1 with special store hours of 9:00-6:00.

Store Hours:  Sunday-Wednesday    Noon-6:00 p.m.
                           Thursday-Saturday     9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

These have not been easy years.  We are grateful for what we do have available for you and your family!

Welcome to our family’s farm.  Bohlayer’s Orchards is a fifth generation farm located in the Endless Mountains of Troy, PA.  We are offering fruit that is grown using natural or certified organic sprays.

Our farm store is open seasonally and offers harvested apples and pears in addition to local maple products, honey, and Leraysville Cheese.  Pick-Your-Own for apples and pears is available through membership.  Complete details can be found on our Membership page. 

In addition to the orchard, our farm is now home for a flock of CVM/Romeldale sheep.  This is a critically rare breed of sheep with beautiful fleece.  You can read more about them on our pages dedicated to the breed.  We will be offering yarn and rovings in our farm store.  Raw fleeces are also for sale.

When you visit Bohlayer’s Orchards you are visiting a fully operating farm, as well as our home.  All of the fruit sold at our store is grown here at our farm and harvested by local workers.  While you shop in the store you will talk with one of the family.  Our orchard is the only orchard in the area to begin growing more naturally and with all local employees.  We work hard through our growing practices and our business practices to provide you with a choice to shop locally and sustainably.   

Thank you for visiting our website.  We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and welcoming new ones each harvest season.  Enjoy the colors of autumn, memories with your family and friends, and of course……..the fresh, local fruit.

Best Wishes,
Dave & Heather Loomis

   1621 Farmers Valley Road, Troy, PA 16947       570.297.2480
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