The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Welcome to Binkley Apples, located in the heart of the Southern Georgian Bay Apple Growing District. Ours is the most northerly apple-producing area in Ontario, located on the 44th Parallel. The cultivation potential of our location has been recognized since the early 19th Century. There are approximately 4,000 acres of apple orchard here—over 30% of Ontario's total commercial acreage!
What makes our region so special is the protective lake effect that occurs between the Niagara Escarpment and the deep cool waters of Georgian Bay. The fertile strip between Escarpment and our section of Lake Huron is blessed with a microclimate that makes our area from Collingwood to Meaford, Ontario ideal for growing apples. The annual yield is comprised of many varieties including Honeycrisp, Red Prince, Ambrosia, Gala, McIntosh, and Cortland. See our varieties page for a complete list.
We are a farm market specializing in produce we grow ourselves. Whether you're here for some local Beaver Valley apples or our famous Thornberry pie from our bakery, you'll be sure to taste the difference local makes!
Dykstra Orchards is a great destination for your local produce. Come enjoy the fresh country air as you purchase our fresh, ready-picked strawberries available at the barn.
Organic, local & plastic- free! Fresh produce, bulk dry goods, organic dairy + local meat.