Meet Lutz Family Farm

  Lutz Family Farm is a fifth generation farm located in the community of Rockland, Nova Scotia. The farm was established in 1865 by Tom Palmer. Today the farm is run by Palmer's great-great grandson Larry Lutz and his wife Janice. In the summer, their farm truly is a family operation when their four children help on the farm when they can. Presently, the farm has 60 acres of apples and 5 acres of peaches. Larry and Janice also produce about 5,000 apple and pear nursery trees annually. Lutz Family Farm is full of innovation and curiosity. Larry's love of orchard cultivation and production is evident by the various trials of fruit trees, especially stone fruit that he has on the farm. Larry is always investigating locally and globally for new tree varieties and improved production methods. Larry's keen awareness of the fruit tree industry is extensive and he is always willing to share his knowledge. Larry has been recognized for his contribution to the industry and has been awarded the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association (NSFGA) Uniroyal Golden Apple Award and the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologist's Distinguished Agrologist Award. Larry is involved with many fruit tree organizations including the NSFGA and is past president of the International Tree Fruit Association. In Larry's few minutes of spare time, you can find him on his Harley Davidson motorcycle or out in the woods hunting.

Our growers are who we are

We're proud of our growers and respect the story behind each farm. There's a lot of history behind our growers with many working on farms that have been in the family for generations.