Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT

Vermont Fruit. Grown with a Conscience.

About Champlain Orchards

The story of Champlain Orchards as we know it today began in 1998, when twenty-seven year old Bill Suhr purchased 60 acres of orchard in Shoreham, Vermont. Today, Champlain Orchards manages over 220 acres of fruit trees that includes over 70 varieties of apples as well as plums, peaches, nectarines, European and Asian Pears, raspberries, cherries, and blueberries.  Husband and wife team Bill and Andrea are incredibly proud to comply with Eco-Apple Certification, which is a holistic approach to sustainable orchard management.  Over 80,000 bushels of ecologically grown apples are in a season, which are not only eaten fresh but also used toward sweet cider, hard cider, pie, donuts, apple butter, and cider syrup production. 

Although there are huge stresses and we are constantly working to find more balance, we have a huge appreciation for the lifestyle that farming allows for- the time outdoors, the time with plants and trees, and using our hands. We love watching young trees and grafted trees bearing new fruit, it always amazes us!

Andrea Scott, Co-Owner