Eco

Eco

A rigorous, ecology-based farming and certification program that supports local farmers.

Eco is Local Done Right

Apple growers in the Eastern US face more than sixty species of damaging insects, and twice as many diseases compared to the drier climates of the Pacific Northwest. Over 93% of certified organic apples grown in the US come from eastern Washington, where organic-approved production is a good fit for conditions there.

EcoApple® and EcoPeach™ offer you a way to support sustainably grown local fruit in the Northeast. Eco is a collaboration between growers and scientists working to grow with as few chemical inputs as possible.

16 orchards

16 orchards  and 1583 acres are EcoApple certified in 2018

“We surveyed bees in conventional and Eco Apple orchards and found a striking difference between the two...the Eco Apple orchards host many more species and many more individual wild bees,”

— Dr. Bryan Danforth, Cornell University

7 orchards and 211 acres are EcoPeach certified in 2018

“We spray as little as possible. We want to have a sustainable orchard where the good bugs thrive and the bad bugs die. We want to be sure that our kids, our neighbor’s kids, and our customer’s kids are healthy when it is all said and done.”

— Andy Orbaker, Orbaker Fruit Farm
59% decrease  of high risk-pesticide use on Eco-certified orchards since 2004

59% decrease