Welcome to McGregor’s Orchard, we would like to introduce ourselves to you. Pictured above are Mandy (mom), Cameron (dad), Ross, Charlotte and Harvey. We are the McGregor’s and a brother company to McGregor’s Produce www.mcgregorsproduce.com
In 2016, we planted the first apple trees on our farm at 704 Clifford Sideroad. Our medium density planting of dwarf trees encourages the trees to start producing apples more quickly than a typical planting of standard trees. Each tree has been planted by hand and is supported with a wooden or steel post.
We have planted an assortment of varieties that should thrive in our climate here in the Ottawa Valley and ripen as the season progresses, giving us fresh apples for as long as possible. We currently grow the following varieties:
By 2017, we had a small crop and started selling some apples through the satellite stands and farmer’s markets of McGregor’s Produce. In the fall of 2019, we decided to open up our farm location to the public with our small and rustic ‘apple shop’ where we sell pre-picked apples along with a limited supply of fresh baked goods, summer savoury, lavender and other produce we have in season. We invite our customers to walk out and explore the orchard and encourage formal and informal photo sessions. We love seeing our customers enjoy the beauty of the orchard!! In 2019 we also hosted our very first school tour with 75 kindergarten students and we would love to explore more group tours as this was a lot of fun. We enjoyed having the kids help us make some fresh apple cider using our antique wooden cider press. We are exploring options for having our own fresh apple cider available as well and are fine tuning our apple varieties to ensure we have high quality and flavourful cider!
We encourage customers to come out and experience the orchard and to learn more about our products and practices. For our most current updates and activities, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or contact us directly via email or phone. Hope to see you out at the orchard!
We grow many different kinds of apples and are continually learning about up and coming varieties as well as new ways to better our operation and production.
We also grow Lavender, Summer Savoury and starting in 2020 a PYO Pumpkin patch!!