Philosophy

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The apple growing tradition of the Oakes family and LynOaken Farms dates back to 1919 when our grandfather purchased land in rural Orleans County in Western New York State to grow the best apples possible. Growing up, our parents and grandparents taught us to learn from the past to build on our future. This principle guides us in every aspect of our orchard operations and has helped us continue to grow apples recognized as world-class in quality.

Our philosophy, as stewards of our history and the environment, guides us to deliver the best Mother Nature and the Oakes family has to offer. By providing unwaxed, hand-packed apples through our retail outlets as well as flash-pasteurized orchard fresh cider made from our own hand-picked fruit, we continue that same stewardship direct to our customers.

For us, apple growing is a pleasure we hope to share with you on your next visit to the farm or the Depots. Whether it’s picking your own apples this fall, having a glass of fresh LynOaken Farms apple cider at LynOaken on the Ridge or visiting our many apple retail locations, your patronage is always appreciated!

LynOaken Farms is proud to be:

  • A member of the New York Apple Association;
  • A member of the US Apple Association;
  • Global-GAP certified since 2005;
  • Practicing the principals of Integrated Pest Management;
  • 2004 Apple Grower of the Year.