Our intention with this web site was to create a fun and informative place for our loyal customers and friends to keep up to date on our farming activities and fresh produce harvest schedule, and to offer people around the world a glimpse into northern Michigan fruit farming. We also have provided links that will enable you to explore the larger issues of fruit culture history and current trends, as well as the challenges facing small farmers everywhere and the various innovative solutions to those challenges they are finding. Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on these pages. We hope that you enjoy your visit.
We would ask that you respect the work of the people who put together the graphics and photographs on this site and the other sites we have linked to, by not using them without permission. Also, many of the people behind these web sites are either amateurs giving generously of their time and knowledge, or small farmers who are busy with the never-ending farm chores and raising families, so be considerate of their time when contacting them.
This web site was designed by Mike Berst, graphics copyright 1999. He spent weeks researching our business, interviewing the family, and brainstorming with us on the design.
The photographs are by Mike Berst, photos copyright 1998 and 1999. Mike has practically become a member of the family and some days spends more time in the orchard than we do.
King Orchards logo copyright 1996 by King Orchards
"Indeed, the orchard, more than almost any other thing, tends to soften and humanize the country, and to give the place of which it is an adjunct a settled, domestic look." -John Burroughs (1837-1921), The Apple