The Martins' farming roots are deep; going all the way back to 1820 and a promise to Mother Nature that
the fertile lands she placed in our hands would be tended forever with care and passion.
For nearly two centuries, generations of Martins farmed their land and marveled at the miracles it could produce. But it was many decades before young Leighton Martin saw the apple of his eye and planted the first acre of the Martin's Orchard. With the sale of the first 4-1/2 bushels at the Waterloo Farmer's Market, his prediction of the sweet, tart and juicy apples that would make the Farm famous came true. The dream continues to grow; from 100 trees in 1971 to over 700 acres today.
At Martin's Family Fruit Farm, our pride is in every apple that leaves our orchard.