“Building and understanding the orchard and the land that nourishes it take time. Finding the balance and respecting the forces that keep the ecosystem whole is a commitment to the land.”

Blue Heron Orchard has practiced organic farming since 1990 when the trees went into the ground. We became the first certified organic apple orchard in the state of Missouri in 2000.

We promote awareness of health and well-being through a culture of small-scale family farming, community, sound environmental practice and fine organic cuisine. Blue Heron Orchard is located in northeast Missouri on a Mississippi River bluff 30 miles north of Hannibal. We invite you to make our orchard your autumn destination.

Blue Heron Orchard includes “twenty-six acres on loess hills, one mile from the Mississippi in Northeast Missouri. The farm acreage is divided; five in apples, one and a half devoted to high tunnels and garden, seven in native grasses, forbes and pasture, with the balance in hardwood forest. We have an on-farm state and federally inspected processing kitchen for adding value to our apples and vegetables.

Visit our Farm!


Canton, MO

Visiting Hours

By appointment only

Shop with us.

U City Farmers Market

6655 Delmar Blvd, U City, MO 63130

Saturdays, April-November 9am–1pm

Fair Shares CCSA

Local Harvest

Mac’s Local Eats

Smokehouse Market in Chesterfield

US Wellness Meats (Canton)

Blue Heron Orchard (direct from the farm)

Contact us.

Dan Kelly





More About our Farm

Farm Size

26 acres


  • 10 Varieties of Apples
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Apple cider
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Habanero vinegar
  • Apple butter
  • Apple sauce
  • Applewood-Smoked Fire-Roasted Jalapeños
  • Apple syrup
  • Apple Jerk

Conservation Practices

  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator habitat

Additional Practices

  • Certified Organic
  • Border of woods prevents drift
  • Permanent turf cover prevents soil erosion and runoff and reduces the need for cover crops
This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet – our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.