Drazen Orchards traces its history to the early 1800's, when it began as a farm, orchard and wood mill.
David Drazen ,who specialized in wholesale fruit and produce purchased the Orchard in 1951 and much to the chagrin of family and friends moved with his wife Ida from the metropolis of New Haven to the hinterlands of Cheshire. At that time the Orchard was surrounded by farms and forest......The orchard had well-known New England apple varieties such as Macintosh, Macoun, Baldwin, Rome and Northern Spy. Trees were large and tall, as was customary, and harvesting required tall ladders and skilled pickers.
Out of care and concern for his many neighbors who live in homes now surrounding the Orchard, son Gordon became early adapter of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which helps to grow our fruit with the most natural means possible.
Over the past 25 years Gordon has replanted the entire Orchard in a compact style utilizing a trellis support system which allows for maximum sunshine , optimal flavor and quality . Gordon is now joined in operating the Orchard by son Eli and daughter Lisa ,who like Gordon ,make their homes on the family farm along with Won Hee, and Kevin and farm dog Honeycrisp.
In addition to peaches, plums and pears,we grow many apple varieties including Cortland, Macoun, Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold and Zestar. Our farmstand features our own fruit as well as products from local farms and of course pick-your-own. We hope you love our apples, peaches pears, and plums as much as we love growing them for you.