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Grower Links and Resources

Here are some worthy web connections that will help community orchardists to grow the good fruit. Apple enthusiasts will love the lore on some of these sites. You can seemingly roam forever by following the additional links to be found in this virtual orchard.

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Business sponsors of the network are marked by an orange pippin by their listing. We encourage fruit growers to take this into consideration when choosing suppliers.




Commercial nurseries

Adams County Nursery, PA
Bioregional Nurseries
Be sure to check out these local tree sources with earth-savvy growers at the helm.
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Century Farm Orchards, NC
Cummins Nursery, NY
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Fedco Trees, ME
No one puts out a better tree catalog than my friends at Fedco Trees in Maine. Heirloom and cider apples on Antonovka rootstock, along with modern cultivars on clonal stock. I love how this cooperative effort enables small farmers to make a living working with trees.
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Heritage Fruit Trees, IL
Hostetler Farms, IN
Moser Fruit Trees, MI
One Green World, OR
Raintree Nursery, WA
St. Lawrence Nursery, NY
Stark Brothers, MO
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Trees of Antiquity, CA
People desiring to plant organically-grown fruit trees need to know about this nursery. The varietal selection at Trees of Antiquity is off the charts. Apples are on MM.111 rootstock, a personal favorite.
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Van Well Nursery, WA
Wafler Nursery, NY

Organic resources

Aggrand Natural Fertilizers, AK
Agriculture Solutions, ON
Arbico Organics, AZ
Fertrell Fertilizers, PA
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Growth Products, NY
Harmony Farm Supply, CA
Homestead Organics, ON
MicroLife Fertilizer, TX, TX
Natural Organic Warehouse, MO
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter North Country Organics, VT
My holistic path has determinedly been bound to the soil insights shared by Paul Sachs at North Country Organics. Check out this earth-friendly supplier of organic fertilizer and more throughout the Northeast.
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Ohio Earth Food, OH
Organic Approach, PA
Organic Grower Supply, ME
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, CA
Phylom BioProducts, CA
Purple Cow Organics, WI
Seven Springs Farm, VA

Fungal support

This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Ahimsa Organics, MN
My go-to source for unadulterated pure 100% neem oil and karanja oil in North America is Ahimsa Organics. Whole plant medicine rocks!
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Big Foot Mycorrhizae, OR
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Bio Organics Inoculants, PA
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Compostwerks, NY
Drammatic Fish Hydrosylate, WI
Mycorrhizal Applications, OR
Neptune's Harvest, MA
Nutri-Tech Solutions, AUS, AUS
Organic Gardener's Pantry, BC
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Organic Gem, MA
Cold-processed fish hydrolysate contains enzymes, hormones, and vital fats for plants and microbes. OG's distribution network keeps shipping costs reasonable.
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Pacific Gro, WA
Progressive Farms, NC
SCD Probiotics, MO
Schafer Freshwater Fisheries, IL
Simplici-Tea Brewers, WA
Smiling Gardener, PA
Tainio Biologicals, WA
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter TeraGanix EM-1, TX

Mineralization and foliar uptake

Advancing Eco-Agriculture, OH
Agri-Dynamics, PA
Agro-K, MN
Baicor Trace Foliars, UT
Bio-Fert, BC
BioAg Fulvic and Humic Solutions, OR
Build-A-Soil, CO, CO
Rock Dust Local, VT
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Sea Crop Revolution, WA
Zook Molasses Company, PA

Ecosystem connection

Cover Crop Solutions, PA
Discover Regeneration
Ernst Seeds, PA
Nantahala Comfrey, NC
North Creek Nurseries, PA
Spence Restoration Nursery, IN
Tree Stewards
Arborist members tending to home fruit plantings by holistic means
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Orchard equipment

This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Baldwin Apple Ladders, ME
Best Angle Tree Stakes, PA
CSP Outdoor Equipment, LA
Deer Fencing Supply, SC
Deerbusters, PA
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Earth Tools, KY
Joel Dufour at Earth Tools has long been the man to ask about small farm equipment. Working with top-notch implements for two-wheel tractors is a blast. And when it comes to service, even from afar, you'll quickly get what you need to proceed.
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Forestry Suppliers, MS
One Scythe Revolution, WI
Orchard Equipment & Supply, MA
Pak Tank Sprayers, OR
Peach Ridge Orchard Supply, MI
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Plantra, MN
Looking for mesh vole guards or effective bird netting? How about a tree growing tube that gets beyond deer browse? The Plantra team offers an array of options.
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Provide Agro, ONT
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Scythe Supply, ME
Swinging a sharp scythe into lush orchard grass is righteous work. Swish. Working with a euro-style tool from Scythe Supply is what makes this happy. Swish.
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Tallman Aluminum Ladders
Wallenstein Chippers, ONT
Wellscroft Fence Systems, NH
Wilson Irrigation & Orchard Supply

Testing services

AgriEnergy Resources
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Bio-Systems
Crop Services International
EarthFort Bioassay
International Ag Labs
Logan Labs
Soil Foodweb New York
Waypoint Analytical
Wood's End Laboratories

Big Ag distributors

Forestry Distributing
Helena Chemical
N. M. Bartlett (Canada)
Nutrien Ag Solutions
WinField United

Regional grower’s guides and pest identification

All Abuzz about Bugs!
IPM Images
Organic and Integrated Tree Fruit Production
Pennsylvania Tree Fruit Production Guide
Tree Fruit & Berry Pathology

Insect monitoring and pollination

Ag-Bio (unique traps)
Ashridge Pollination Checker
Beekeeper News
BioLogic Nematodes
Compatible Pollinizers
Crown Bees
Gempler's IPM Supply
Great Lakes IPM
Natural Insect Control
Pacific Biocontrol
Rincon Vitova
Solitary Bees
The Xerces Society

Cider connections

Avalon Cider Press
Cider Days
Cider Digest
Cider Journal
Correll Cider Presses
Goodnature Juice Equipment
Hale & Hearty Ciders
The cider revolution is well underway! Lift a glass with these farm-based cideries.
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Pleasant Hill
The Real Cider and Perry Page
The Scrumpy Users Guide
Vigo Presses (Britain)
Voran (Austria)
Wittenham Hill Cider Portal

Varietal showcase

Adam's Apples
Apple Journal
Apple Search
Heirloom Orchardist
Heritage and Rare Fruit Network
Ike's Perspective
Midwest Apple Improvement Association
This resource is also a Holistic Orchard Network Supporter Orange Pippin

Fruit Literature

Good Fruit Grower
Great Lakes Fruit Growers News
Holistic Orcharding Bookshelf
Upright knowledge for all fruit growers seeking to grasp healthy tree dynamics.
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Illustrated History of Apples



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