June and Murray Campbell and their young sons Colin and Stuart, purchased this orchard in 1969 with plans to focus on Murray’s passion for farming upon retirement from Ontario Hydro. An avid reader, Murray educated himself to grow high quality produce and June managed the market business. After only 10 years, the run-down farm had evolved into a small farm market with crops of raspberries, strawberries, wine grapes, various vegetables, and of course - apples. Murray worked quickly and had big dreams for the farm but sadly, in 1979 he died in an accident.
Colin Campbell, the eldest son, always had a passion for growing, selling and fun, took over the reins of the budding farm market.
In 1976, Colin attended the University of Guelph and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics. Here, he also met his future wife Dianne Beilby who graduated with a degree in Management Economics. In 1982, they moved back to run orchard and had two children; Amelia and John.
On Christmas Eve in 1996, a devastating fire destroyed the entire market and all the farming equipment. The barn was revitalized with two new wings housing a new kitchen, office storage and packing area.
More recently in 2017, Amelia Campbell and her husband Matt Oskamp founded “Apple Falls Cider” which produces tasty hard-apple-cider directly on-site. John Campbell has taken an interest in producing maple syrup and started a small boutique sugarbush called “Murray’s Sugarbush”.
The Campbell family along with their extraordinary teams of marketing, sales and farm hands have grown this orchard for 50 years into a thriving Prince Edward County destination. Our goal is to create a fun, educational, and delicious experience for everyone to enjoy.
Hope to see you around!