Learning From Nature vs Fighting It
Conventional farming methods have shifted to a dangerous frontier. Choosing to battle natural systems instead of learning from them and creating symbiotic relationships. At Meridian Orchards, we seek symbiotic solutions to the problems we face.
It all starts with the soil. Inspired by Elaine
floor, tons of chicken manure, limiting compaction (tractor work on wet soil), and eliminating the application of toxic chemicals used for weed, pest and fungal control under conventional models. We also plant a cover crop in the fall with varieties such as vetch, rye
We prune the trees hard each fall through winter. If you asked
“Whenever your pruner is sharp”
Essentially, it’s hard to prune too much. We aim towards 30% every other year.
We look to increase diversity in
When you taste them side by side with anything else on the market they stand head and tails above anything else.Greg Higgins
We've been buying Meridian Orchard's hazelnuts for over 20 years. They are the most delicious hazelnuts anywhere on this planet.Julie Tilt
Very likely the best hazelnuts in the world.People's Food Co-op