Innovators in Organic Farming
A natural extension of our commitment to stewardship and sustainability…
At Greene & Hemly, our commitment to organic pears and apples isn’t just part of our family business – it’s part of our family culture, and has been since long before the current organic trend began. For generations in our conventional orchards, we have believed in using only the softest chemicals available, in as small a quantity as possible.
That philosophy led us to explore the emerging science of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in 1971, and we helped pioneer natural, chemical-free methods for fighting insects and disease. The more we learned about IPM, the more we realized how little information existed on growing pears and apples organically, so we decided to turn an orchard of Golden Delicious apples into an organic research project – a project that evolved over more than 20 years into the successful and highly acclaimed organic program for which Greene & Hemly is known today.