Hoch Orchard and Gardens

La Crescent, Minnesota

Hoch Orchard and Gardens is a small family farm specializing in fruit production with forty-five acres in orchards, nurseries, berry plantings, vineyards, and gardens. In 2008, Hoch will transition to 100% organic production of its primary crops. Poultry is raised on a small scale and geese are used for weed control along with intensive Integrated Pest Management in the orchards. Apples are packaged and some are processed for cider on the farm with the farm's label.