Gillespie Family Orchard
Contact: Jim and Lee Gillespie
Address: 377 Arnold Rd Grafton, NS, B0P 1V0
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gillespie's orchard is located 377 Arnold Rd., Grafton, NS. The 33 acre farm situated at the base of the North Mountain east of Blackrock Road and north of Highway 221, has been operated by the Gillespie family since 2001. The bulk of the apples are shipped to vanMeekeren Farms in Lakeville and marketed under the Wink brand. All of the vanMeekeren growers are compliant with the Canada Gap Food Safety Program for which the Gillespie are audited and certified annually. Some of each variety of apple are stored in the on farm storage room for sale off the farm and at the Wolfville Farmers Market throughout the fall and winter. Dried Apples, Fruit Leather, Apple Sauce, Jam and Jelly are made on the farm. Apple Cider is pressed from their own apples at Foote Family Farm in Woodville. A half acre peach orchard was planted in 2003 which is now producing early, mid and late season peaches which are carefully tree ripened and brought to the Wolfville Farmers Market.