Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket Orchards has mastered the art of harvesting and pressing premium fruits and juices. Three generations of the Nicholson family have grown apples and summer fruits, including berries, currants, cherries, peaches, plums and the largest apricot orchard on the East Coast.
Founded in 1958, what began as a local apple farm has grown to a 600-acre family orchard producing fresh fare, cold-pressed juices and pantry items. Red Jacket Orchards proprietary production methods combine traditional and cutting-edge production techniques, including holistic & biodynamic practices. In 2010 their cold pressed juice facility became LEED Certified Sustainable, powered by 100% Green Energy.
By delicately managing soil fertility, RJO avoids excessive weed growth and maintains the balance of the orchard’s ecosystem. RJO’s fertility practices increasingly rely on natural fertility and organic-based inputs, such as seaweed-based foliar materials.