Buffalo Ridge Orchard

Growing Quality Local Produce Responsibly

Seasonal Positions Available!

We are currently looking for two part-time seasonal workers from late August to mid-October.  Workers will be harvesting and packing apples and other produce.  Workers must be motivated, have attention … Continue reading

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Mint is on the March to Market!

Farmer’s market season officially started last Saturday.  We had lots of herb plants available, including an assortment of different mints.  Mint is one of those herbs that will take over … Continue reading

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2016 CSA Sign-Up Now Available

Once again the days are getting brighter, and longer, and we’re starting to think of warmth and sun and vegetables and apples!  Marcus and Emma have already finished pruning the … Continue reading

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Summer Apples and Veggies Official Kick-off

It is that time of year when we truly appreciate growing, selling, and more importantly eating locally produced food.  Tomatoes are always more delicious than we remembered and cucumbers are … Continue reading

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Milestones Big and Small

This year marks several milestones big and small.  Mary and Vern have been farming for close to 40 years.  This will be the tenth season of apple trees in production … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

BRO Weather Station

It has been a busy couple of weeks out at the farm.  The orchard is nearing the end of bloom and we started selling our spring greens and herb plants … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

Local Food Champions

We’re really fortunate to work with some super great folks here in Eastern Iowa.  And while we like to think of all of our customers as champions of local food, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

  During the winter we tend to get a lot of questions like, “What do you do all winter long?  This must be a pretty slow time of year for … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Monday morning on the Orchard

During apple picking season at the beginning of each week we end up spending the early hours of the morning tasting the upcoming apple varieties in order to establish our … Continue reading

September 30, 2014

How do we harvest 3,200 apple trees?

…By hand.  As Emma is showing in the picture above, each apple is picked, one by one and placed in our pick baskets.  Once our baskets are full, we take … Continue reading

September 19, 2014
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