Hackett’s Orchard (1999)

Aerial Image of Hackett's Orchard in South Hero Vermont

Hackett’s Orchard is a mainstay in the South Hero community, where locals and visitors alike can find fresh apples, produce, and baked goods at their South Street farmstand.  Ron and Celia Hackett worked with South Hero Land Trust and Vermont Land Trust to conserve approximately 50 acres of agricultural land, ensuring that the land will remain open in perpetuity.The property lies adjacent to Allenholm Farm (conserved by South Hero Land Trust and Vermont Land Trust in 1997), and includes ten acres of prime soils and twenty-four acres of statewide soils. While the majority of Hackett’s Orchard is dedicated to apples, other fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, corn, and berries are raised on the farm as well. Hackett’s Orchard sees thousands of South Hero residents, visitors, and area school children annually.

Dan Kirk