No Ordinary Apple Grower
Fall would not be complete without a fun apple picking trip, but all orchards are not created equally. Emmanuel Maniadakis is no ordinary apple grower. Against the advice of other Quebec apple growers, he refused to use fungicides and pesticides on his orchards—a big financial risk.
Maniadakis had already been in the apple growing business for 15 years, and his quest to find a replacement for the carcinogenic and environmentally destructive products for his orchard could have cost him the loss of his entire business. But his all or nothing approach paid off. Maniadakis’ natural compound spray of copper, sulfur and Kaolin mud proved to be the perfect answer to avoiding harsh agriculture chemicals that destroy both our health and the environment.
Today, Maniadakis grows 15 varieties of organic apples: Ambrosia, Cortland, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jersey Mac, Jonagold, McIntosh, Paula Red, Pink Lady, Pinova, Smoothee Golden Delicious, Spartan, Sunrise and Vista Bella, without chemical compounds.
Apple picking begins at Maniadakis Organic Orchard in August and ends the last weekend of October. Maniadakis will also gladly take you on an educational tour of his orchard…his life’s passion.
The season for apple picking may be over, but you can still contact Maniadakis about purchasing his organic apples or his famous Eros Organic Apple Ice Wine.
Driving Directions to Maniadakis Organic Orchard:
From the Mercier Bridge follow Route 138 to Ormstown; turn left onto Route 201 and go to St. Antoine Abbé; then turn right onto Route 209; go across Route 202 and continue up the hill; watch for 1150, Route 209 on your left.
1150, Rte 209
Franklin Centre, Quebec
Cell: (514) 946-3414 (at the farm)
Fax: (450) 827-2359
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org