Love Apple Farm is a fruit farm that has been owned and operated by Chris and Randae Loken since 1969. The farm is located in Ghent NY. The Lokens grow cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, pears, strawberries, red and black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. currants, and gooseberries.
They have a Farm Market, Cafe, Petting Zoo and Pick-Your-Own operation. When Chris first started farming he began using organic methods. After 40+ years of farming he has modified his farming methods to integrate conventional techniques. As he wisely points out: “There are many products used for disease and pest control in organic farming that if over-used are no different than those maligned in conventional farming. The key is to find the right balance. This is the art of responsible fruit farming.”