us today for local produce!
More and more frequently, people are trying to start eating "clean". This means more fruits and vegetables foods, as well as natural, earth grown foods instead of processed and boxed foods. If you are looking for a fruit market in the Erie, PA area, make Orton's Fruit Market your first choice.
Orton's Fruit Market, known for Apple picking, apple eating and family gatherings is proudly celebrating over 75 years in serving Northeast Pa and Erie, Pa as a high quality local farmers market. Orton's Fruit Market and Vegetable Farm are five generations deep serving the community and worldwide travelers with a taste of western pa's homegrown apples, grapes and produce.
The family farm started as a dairy farm in the late 1800's with Orton delivering milk on two covered wagons to neighbors in the community. When his son Howard turned 19, he went off to work in a bank coming home on weekends to help his father work the farm delivering apples into Pittsburgh.
Because of his love of the land and being a forward thinker he purchased an additional 140 acres to plant an additional orchard crop, quit his job at the bank and in 1938 opened Orton's Fruit Market standing on Old Route 89 providing local produce.
Howard transcended his passion to his son Lewis Orton who at the age of 79 is still actively working the farm, working fourteen-hour days, spraying cutting and harvesting crops. Lewis and Marilyn have nine children and his second son Michael followed his father and grandfather in cultivating the land to deliver premium products to his neighbors.
Mike and Missy Orton are currently managing the "I love carrying on the family tradition of working side by side with my family in providing the highest quality locally grown fresh fruit, local produce and Local Farmers Market to the community" states Michael Orton. We are grateful for this lifestyle of providing millions of people a taste of Northeast PA.
There's nothing better than
buying local produce.
Buying local produce not only helps to give back to your community and support small business and farmers, but it allows you the opportunity to purchase a variety or fruits and vegetables that may be more costly at local supermarkets. We provide the Erie, PA community with the best local produce.
We are an old-fashioned country fruit market, known for providing a variety of over 25 different apples with a smile.
For some of our famous home grow…..over 25 varieties, serving fresh sweet cider in providing home -grown fruits and vegetables in serving Northeast Pa and Erie, Pa. "We arc an old fashioned country fruit market with personality plus that knows and loves everyone that walks through its doors" states owner Mike Orton. Mike and his wife Missy are running the 200 acre farm with Mikes parents Lewis and Marilyn Orton.
Each season has its attractions. Sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, tree ripen peaches, blueberries, raspberries, and summer apples are the high point from July through September. Plums, peaches, and nectarines are always best in July through August.
Fall brings the beautiful fall colors of western Pa as well as sweet tasting grapes, fresh apple cider, 25 varieties of apples including McIntosh, Golden and Red Delicious to sample one at a time. The Holiday season brings the gift of thankfulness to your home through custom made fruit baskets.
Customers can bless their friends and family with a variety of choosing from apples and produce to adding delights such as jams and spreads, Giannios chocolate, cheese, maple syrup or sparkling juices.
Our local farmers market is ppen
daily all year long. The business hours range from 8:00 am - 7:00pm
Monday through Sunday. The only exceptions would be Easter,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Please come and visit
our local farmers market. You can't miss us. We are centrally
located right off I-190 between Buffalo and Erie, PA. We are sure
you will love what you see and taste!
Orton's Fruit Market provides the Erie, Pa are with fresh, local produce. This local farmers market is open 7 days a week, year round so that you can receive the best home-grown produce any time of the year. Choose from a variety of fruits and vegetables that are seasonally grown. Stop in today and pick up some delicious apples, peaches, grapes, pumpkins, lettuce, cucumbers, pickles, and dozens of other choices. We also sell a variety of plants and seeds, as well as fruit trees. Call or stop and visit us today!
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