Fresh From Vermont
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Fresh From Vermont
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Fresh From Vermont
Delivered to Your Door

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Help Restore Douglas Orchards' Historic Bank Barn!

Built in the early 1800s, the iconic bank barn at Douglas Orchards overlooking Lake Champlain needs your support. With a rich history, from housing milking cows to storing vital farm equipment, this landmark has stood tall for two centuries.

Now, after years of active use, the barn requires a 2-phase restoration to ensure it stands strong for another 200 years. Phase 1 begins in Spring 2024, involving lifting the barn, excavating a new foundation, and reinforcing structural support timbers. Phase 2 will restore its former beauty.

We invite our local community, orchard visitors, and history enthusiasts to be part of a modern-day ‘barn-raising.’ Your contribution, big or small, will make a lasting impact.

Ready to be a part of preserving history? Visit our GoFundMe page for more details. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

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Local Done Right

POWERED BY THE PASSION OF OUR PEOPLE AND OUR COLLECTIVE LOVE OF THE LAND.

Our fruits are ecologically grown with intention and care — healthier for the soil, healthier for you! Everything we produce is an expression of our family-owned orchards. From our 175+ varieties of fruit to our handcrafted provisions and crisp ciders, we invite you to discover the taste of the Champlain Valley and this beautiful place we call home.

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OUR STORY

The story of Champlain Orchards as we know it today began in 1998

1998 was the year 27-year-old Bill Suhr purchased 60 acres of orchard in Shoreham, Vermont. At the time, his motivation and initiative to live off the land overshadowed the fact that apple growing and fruit farming were not in his realm of knowledge.

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✔️ All of our fruit is either ecologically grown and third-party certified by the IPM institute or organically grown and certified by VOF.

✔️ We grow 146 varieties of apples, 23 varieties of pears, 15 varieties of plums, 9 varieties of cherries, 17 varieties of peaches, 6 varieties of nectarines, 2 varieties of apricots, 2 varieties of medlars, 6 varieties of quince, 12 varieties of raspberries, 2 varieties of blackberries, 2 varieties of elderberries, and 2 varieties of currants

✔️ Our farm is almost entirely solar powered!

✔️ In 2020, we acquired neighboring Douglas Orchards in Shoreham.

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We answer all email and requests as they come in. If you have an urgent matter or would like to place an order please click the link below to give us a call.

(802) 897-2777

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