“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!
By appointment only
Shop with us.
6655 Delmar Blvd, U City, MO 63130
Saturdays, April-November 9am–1pm
Smokehouse Market in Chesterfield
US Wellness Meats (Canton)
Blue Heron Orchard (direct from the farm)
More About our Farm
- 10 Varieties of Apples
- Apple cider
- Apple cider vinegar
- Habanero vinegar
- Apple butter
- Apple sauce
- Applewood-Smoked Fire-Roasted Jalapeños
- Apple syrup
- Apple Jerk
- Integrated pest management
- Pollinator habitat
- Certified Organic
- Border of woods prevents drift
- Permanent turf cover prevents soil erosion and runoff and reduces the need for cover crops