At Vollmecke Orchards, we grow high quality, wholesome food in an environmentally friendly way. We are deeplycommitted to respecting the land while producing our fruits and vegetables, then harvesting at peak ripeness and flavor. To us, the word quality means produce rich in flavor and high in nutritional content. How it is raised matters a great deal to us, not necessarily that it be perfect in appearance. We grow all of our vegetables naturally, without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, genetically modified organisms or sewage sludge. In our orchards, we practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management), choosing to apply cultural techniques where possible rather than synthetic chemical sprays.
We make extensive use of our own compost in growing our fruits and vegetables. Soil health and fertility is further enhanced through the use of diverse covercropping.
We have made the conscious decision not to seek organic certification at this time. We feel that our direct-to-consumer sales and resulting ability to address consumer concerns makes certification an unnecessary expense for both us as farmers as well as our members/customers. We encourage everyone to have a relationship with the people who grow their food and the land that supports us all!
We believe strongly that consumers have the right to a clean food source that enhances not only their own health, but that of the environment. Having a direct connection to the people who grow their food and the land where it is grown spawns a healthy, respectful view of our place on this earth. Our CSA members and customers know they can count on us to bring lots of variety and a sense of adventure into their lives with delicious food fresh from the fields. We offer real food grown in a manner that enlivens our bodies while supporting a healthy environment. At Vollmecke Orchards, you can Taste the Difference!
We are proud of our long term relationship with the Chester County Food Bank and the assistance we help provide to our community. Our farm was recently recognized by the Chester County Board of Commissioners for the more than 50 thousand pounds of produce that has been donated over the last 25 years. We are all about community!