boatesfarm

About Us

Boates Farm is a two-generation family business since 1960 specializing in conventional and organic apples, pears, sweet apple cider and vinegars.

We strive to produce apples and pears with as few chemical inputs as possible. This helps boost populations of beneficial insects and lends to an ecologically-friendly management system. All of our new orchard plantings are managed organically without synthetic inputs. Our organic program is certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Inc.

Fresh fruit, sweet cider and vinegar are marketed at a U-Pick during harvest in the Fall, located at Boates Farm as well as there throughout the winter. Picked fruit, sweet cider and vinegar are available on Saturdays at the historic Farmer’s Market at the Brewery, 1496 Water Street, Halifax.

Also, for the past 42 years, we have hosted the major fundraiser for the community of Woodville – a chicken BBQ on the Sunday of Apple Blossom weekend now serving over 3800 meals. It is a wonderful local event with the best plate of chicken in the Valley!