What we Grow

Locally Farmed Flowers, Vegetables & Fruit

Highland Orchards is a family-run farm in Wilmington, Delaware, that grows fruits and vegetables year-round for your eating pleasure. Each week, you can shop in the farm market or pick up a farm share of a colorful and diverse mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, or meat for your table.

Vegetables

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Callard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fava beans
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Geen beans
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Hull peas
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Lima beans
  • Mustard greens
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Pear tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Purple beans
  • Purslane
  • Radishes
  • Red kale
  • Rhubarb
  • Russian kale
  • Scallions
  • Slicing tomatoes
  • Snow peas
  • Sorrel
  • Spigarello kale
  • Spinach
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Snap peas
  • Sorrel
  • Winter squash
  • Yellow beans

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Fruits

  • Amber raspberries
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Asian pears
  • Black raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Figs
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi berries
  • Nectarines (white & yellow)
  • Paw-paws
  • Pears
  • Peaches (white & yellow)
  • Persimmons
  • Pie cherries
  • Pluots
  • Plums
  • Red raspberries
  • Sweet cherries

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Aromatic Herbs

  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Chives
  • Chocolate mint
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Flowers

  • Ageratum
  • Asters
  • Baby’s breath
  • Carnations
  • Celosia
  • Cosmos
  • Daisies
  • Dahlias
  • Dianthus
  • Freesias
  • Gerbera daisies
  • Gladiolas
  • Gomphrena
  • Lilies
  • Lilacs
  • Peonies
  • Roses
  • Salvia
  • Snapdragons
  • Statice
  • Strawflowers
  • Sunflowers
  • Tulips
  • Zinnias

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What Don’t We Grow?

Corn, melons, and pumpkins.

These crops require too much land for us to grow them and everything else. So we contract with a couple of small Pennsylvania farmers who grow the same way we do – no synthetic chemicals, no GMOs, hand weeding, hand picking, etc. We pick these crops up fresh each morning when they are in season.

Mushrooms.

Our knowledge of growing mushrooms couldn’t fill a thimble, let alone a mushroom, so we bought from a Pennsylvania farm with a couple of mushroom houses. No worries, we made sure they treated their employees and mushrooms right before doing business with them.

Meat.

We do not raise beef, pork, lamb, or chicken for meat. We do not have the land or the setup for that operation. So, again, we contract with a few farmers and commit to buying whole animals. All the animals are fed a combination of pasture and grain. The meat is processed at a small USDA-certified slaughterhouse in Maryland.

How we grow

At Highland Orchards, our farming practices prioritize flavor, nutrition, and healthy soil. We baby our crops and nurture our land to produce high-quality harvests with fabulous flavor. We use crop rotation, minimal tillage, cover cropping, and composting. We add aged manure to the compost and employ beneficial insects and nematodes, fish emulsion and seaweed, as well as plant and mineral based sprays and powders. Every sustainable trick we can find is used to boost plant health and harvest flavor.

We use several mulch options, such as leaves, wood chips, and straw to help suppress weeds and maintain soil health. Taking into account air flow, we carefully plan planting distances and pruning. Plant health is key for quality produce.

Starting our own herbs, vegetables, and flowers for the cutting garden in our greenhouses ensures the highest quality produce. We are committed to avoiding sewage sludge, organophosphates, synthetic chemicals, or GMOs in our farming practices. Everyone deserves to eat great tasting food grown without chemicals. 

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