Eco apple; low chemical growing

We use a method called “eco apples”  which is an advanced IPM (integrated pest management) process

We focus our attention on making the trees as healthy as possible so that the tree is more disease resistant.  We do this with nutrients to the soil and water;  nutrients like, fish and seaweed. We also do extensive pheromone trapping to determine when there is economic damage which requires spraying (and only then).There is a trade off between growing the prettiest and healthiest apple.  There are really only 5 bugs that we are concerned with that can do significant crop damage. Some bugs are "beneficial" because they eat bugs that can cause a problem. IPM uses many resources to monitor the health and condition of the apples which includes pesticides but only when that is the best option for the crop and only the right chemical under the right conditions is used. Our apples are washed in an antibacterial soap and we use no wax.   While organic does limit the use of some chemicals, it still uses chemicals on a frequent or regular basis only the types of chemicals are restricted to be called organic.  We believe you can get a healthy and pretty apple with IPM growing techniques. If you have any questions about the techniques or process please let us discuss them with you.  We go to school every winter to stay up to date on the latest methods, rules, and products so that we can produce the best apples for you. 

 


What's New:

New Winter Hours

We're extending our season until December 30 for your holiday convenience.  Closed January but reopen in February.  Lots of activities and events planned.  This winter will be busy and FUN!

Christmas Wines

Christmas White:  Pinot Grigio

Christmas Red: Sanjeovese

Christmas Asti Muscato, sparkling

 

Upcoming Events

  • Special oening of the winery for the snowman paint party on January 6. You can still sign up.
  • Feb 17  2pm-4   Wine, Tango & Dance lessons by ShutUp&Dance of FDL  $45 per couple includes dance lesson, a glass of wine and chocolate fountain  Sign up now
  • Ice skating on our rink when it's cold enough to install the rink (soon). Bring your skaates or play broom ball; we provide the brooms.

 

 

Market Hours

Open

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-6

 

W853

 County Road B in Campbellsport, WI 53010


Our mailing address is Campbellsport but we are actually located in the town of Armstrong which is southeast of Eden, northwest of Dundee, west of Plymouth. Check our map

for added directions.


E Mail us at:
eklein523@aol.com

or

armstrongorchardandwinery@gmail.com

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