As a family of Mom, Dad and three children, we planted our first 500 apple trees in 1982. We planted another 500 trees in both 1983 and 1984. Then in 1987, 1988 and 1989 we planted another 300 trees per year. By 1987 we were producing a lot of apples. After some creative marketing, found that we had many appreciative customers coming to pick them, especially on nice Autumn weekends.
To accommodate the crowds and give us a venue from which to sell, we constructed our storefront in 1988, which was so successful, we had to expand it in 1990 and again in 1992.
The growing crowds began to ask for additional activities so we started to offer some new attractions in about 1992. We began with wagon rides and expanded our family activity area to include ground and finger board mazes.
As more people continued to come and visit, we began to offer more products in the store and more activities every year. We began selling strawberries in 1995, and by 1998 we were offering school, day care, nursery, and senior tours.
Things moved along well for the next 7 years, and in 2005 we decided to offer much more to our visitors. Over the next 4 years, we planted gardens, began cow train rides and the duck race. We opened our Learning Centre (museum) in 2009, and started making fudge the same year. In 2010 we a pedal car track and our covered sandbox.