A tornado with 150 miles per hour winds hit Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Center on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2023. People and animals were unharmed, however we experienced extensive damage to our barn, outbuildings, fencing and home. More than 750 trees were damaged. Tours are suspended but we will offer free open houses periodically on Sundays throughout the year so that our supporters and neighbors can see our progress during restoration.
"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
Listen to Sonja Hedlund interviewed by Rosie Starr on WJFF Radio outlining the challenges farmers face with weather and climate in our region. Hear her interview at 35:53.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Welcoming visitors for a close look at our farm has been our pleasure for more than 50 years. However, we are taking a pause during tornado damage recovery. Future guided visits will be listed on our "Programs" page. If you would like to see your restoration progress, we offer periodic Open Houses on Sundays during the season. We encourage you to consider how you might address climate change, conserve energy and produce some of your own food. Thanks to the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, our 80 acres are
now preserved as farm land in perpetuity.