Address: 315 Quaker Valley Road, Biglerville PA 17307 / (717) 677-7351
About Us / Quaker Valley Orchards History: At QVO we grow the best fruit and veggies you have tasted! We allow our produce to fully ripen on the vine or tree then harvest the day before or often the day of market.This is why we say:Always Fresh, Always Local!At QVO we use the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) System for our tree fruit production. This includes taking several measures prior to spraying to reduce harmful pests commonly found in the orchard. We do this by keeping our orchards mowed and clean. With Pennsylvania weather being so seasonable and varied year to year it is very difficult to grow strictly organic and still have fruit to bring to market to support our family and farm. Recently, we have been using a mating disruption program for the harmful tree fruit moths with much success. This involves placing a card with pheromones in each tree in the orchard. These cause disruption with moth mating and prevent them from laying eggs in the fruit. By using these and releasing beneficial insects in the orchard, we have seen a reduction in our pest population. Ultimately this allows us to spray less, using softer (often organic) chemicals in lower doses and only when it is absolutely necessary. This is where we raise our family. We want our food to be as safe as possible.