Pick Your Own Apples at Bauman Orchards!
Apple Festival Saturdays Sept 29 and Oct 6 from 8 am - 5 pm
We offer you the pick of the crop. We will provide containers & easy to reach dwarf apple trees. Also available during this time: gourds, squash and pumpkins, for decorating and cooking.
Bring the whole family and pick your apples for a lower price!
Ben Bauman started Bauman Orchards in 1929. It began with 20 acres, where the house and storage building now are, and a 10-acre apple orchard, which was originally planted in the 1900s. As the business grew, an additional 50 acres were purchased. In 1942, 50 acres were planted with apple trees.
In 1961, Ben Bauman's son, Marion, purchased the business. Various plantings of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees were made over the years extending our offerings with peaches, plums, and sweet corn.
A partnership was forming with sons Doug coming into the business in 1987 as sales manager, joined by Bill in 1990 as orchard manager. Their added experience and enthusiasm for the family business brought growth and expansion of the orchard. In 1991, an additional cold storage building was built which holds 17,000 bushels of apples. This allows us to offer apples to our customers for a longer season.
As of 2014, the total acreage, in Rittman, is 240 acres. We have increased our apples trees to 40,000 spanning 25 different varieties. Our peach trees number 8,000, with at least 15 varieties; including white peaches and our most popular, Red Haven. See our orchard page for more information about our fruit orchard.
We press our own Cider from September through May. All cider is uv (ultraviolet) processed for the safety of our customers. Cider is sold wholesale and in our retail market.
Our retail farm market in Rittman, is open all year round. We offer seasonal fruit, homemade pies, cookies and even gift baskets. See our farm market page to find out what is available.
Visit our Farm Market managed by Dianna Bauman.
Open Year Round
Monday thru Friday 8-6,
Sorry we are closed on Sundays
Click here for map and directions — located just outside downtown Rittman on Rittman Avenue (not Route 94).
In our market you will find:
• Apples - Year round. Varieties available now: Gala, Cortland, Fuji, Rome,
Melrose, Fuji, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Red Delicious,
Winesap, Yellow Delicious, Jonagold, Mutsu, Ida Red, Honeycrisp
• Fresh pressed cider available September - May
• Peaches July 15 - September
• Homegrown Strawberries in June
|• Homemade pies and cookies||• Amish cheese|
|• Jams||• Candies|
|• Cashews and other nuts||• Maple syrup|
Small line of produce now available:
Oranges, grapefruit, potatoes, grapes, tomatoes, lemons, pears, carrots
Summer homegrown crops:
Sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, green beans, plums, blueberries, raspberries, cherries
For more information, contact us at Phone: 330-925-6861 • Fax: 330-925-5676 or email us at email@example.com%%detect_both%%