About the Farm
family photo Crabapples blooming MacIntosh apples Solomon pruning trees Strawberries Strawberry

Who we are

Bill Barkley's ancestor received the land now known as Barkley's Apple Orchard as a UEL land grant in 1790, making Bill the 7th generation of his family on the property. Bill started planting the apple orchard in 1982. He also planted asparagus, and then strawberries in the mid 90s. Bill's wife, Delia, has been growing and preserving vegetables on the farm since 1990.

Over the years Barkley's Apple Orchard has developed new uses for their fruit and vegetable crops, testing recipes until the results are consistently delicious.

Bill and Delia have three sons: Solomon Liam, and Denzil, who grew up working in the orchard, the berry fields, the garden, and selling at markets. They still help out when available. Other friends and family members also sell at weekend markets in season.

What we produce

  • Strawberries
  • Crushed Strawberry purée
  • Honey
  • Strawberry jam
  • Apple jelly
  • Apple butter
  • Apple syrup
  • Apple cider
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Apples (Cortland, MacIntosh, Lobo, Spartan, Moira, Ida Red, Mac Free, no-spray Liberty)
  • Apple pies (fresh & frozen)
  • Applesauce
  • Apple-tomato chutney
  • Dried apples
  • Apple wood
  • Apple wood barbecue chips
  • Crabapple preserves
  • Dilly beans
  • Hand dipped beeswax candles
  • Pickled asparagus tips
  • Pickled beets, turnips & eggs
  • Garlic and garlic scapes
  • Asparagus
  • heirloom fruit tree varieties
  • other jams and jellies in season

Where to find our products

You can find our products in season at the Ottawa Farmers Market (Brewer and Westboro locations), Ottawa Main Street Market, Kemptville Farmers Market, Metcalfe Farmers Market, McHaffie Flea Market, Morrisburg Plaza, and at local fairs and seasonal events.

In Ottawa, The Red Apron and The Herb and Spice on Wellington carry some of our products; so does The Farmers Market Store in Metcalfe.

Our products are also available at the farm in Morrisburg.


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Photos

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