Fall fairs are ingrained in Grey County's history. Most still celebrate the season the way it has been done for well over a century in rural Ontario, with livestock and trained animal shows; bake-offs; fruit, vegetable, flower and preserve contests; parades; quilt and art shows; farm equipment displays; BBQ dinners and live entertainment.
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!
Our retail stores offer a wide variety of fine meats such as dry-aged beef, local lamb and free-range chicken. Our game meat selection includes bison, elk, kangaroo and many other interesting and nutritious options.
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.