• Air man
  • Bee Pollinating Blossom
  • Rainier Sweet Cherries
  • Ulster Sweet Cherries
  • Safe Ride to the Orchard
  • Montmorency Tart Cherries
  • Netting Over Trees
  • Netting on Plastic Tunnels
  • Keep Rain off of Fruit
  • High Tunnels
  • Plastic covering
  • Green Sweet Cherries
  • Montmorency Tart Cherries
  • Sam Sweet Cherries
  • Arial View
  • Checking Tree Health is Important
  • Must check cherries daily for diseases
  • Must check cherries daily for diseases
  • Safe for you to eat

Nowhere else can you be sure to get the safest and freshest fruit, except for the fruit that you select yourself, right off the tree at Kappus Farms.

At Kappus Farms, we are committed to using the safest and most environmentally friendly fruit propagation methods that are available in the world.  Our goal is to maintain product safety, worker safety and to continually preserve the world that we live in by using the latest technological advances in fruit growing.  We are certified by the United States Harmonized Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) by a third party auditor, Equicert.

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Below are a few examples of the latest techniques we use on this farm to help save the environment and to make our farm sustainable for future generations

  • Spray trees with a derivative of grape juice
  • Spray the cherries with a mild solution of salt to help prevent cherries from cracking.
  • Mow the grass short to keep insects and rodents away from the trees
  • We place twist ties with moth pheromones on trees to prevent male moths from finding a mate.
  • Use startling cannons and bird distress call recorders to keep birds from eating too many cherries.
  • Chop pruning brush instead of burning to prevent air pollution.
  • Instruct our workers to follow specific rules for safety and hygiene to prevent injuries and contamination of our products.
  • United States Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audited by Equicert
  • New York State Produce Quality Assurance Program Participant (PQAP).
  • Only use city water that is inspected for drinking water for the irrigation of our fruit
  • We use orchard sweepers to remove debris from the bottom of the tree.
  • Growing Cherries under tunnels to reduce the need for pesticides.
  • Use resistant rootstock to prevent disease.
  • Use netting for trees to keep birds and predators away from fruit.
  • Monitor orchards for disease and target specific pests based on degree days and cycles.
  • Use dancing air men to scare birds
  • Use hot sauce to deter deer from nibbling on branches.
  • Monitor orchards for disease and pests and follow life cycles to minimize pesticide use.
Cherries at Kappus Frams
U-pick Cherries in Newfane New York

Quality FreshThis farm is certified through the  Harmonized GAP and GHP program by a third party auditor, Quality Fresh.

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