Almar Orchards & Cidery

Almar Orchards & Cidery is a large scale organic apple orchard in mid-Michigan. The owner, Jim Koan, will focus on how to successfully grow apples on a small scale. In addition, Jim will describe how he spent his first 20 years at the orchard as a conventional grower with his Dad, and then, how and why he evolved into an organic grower 25 years ago.

Almar is owned and operated by the Koan family – Jim Koan and his wife Karen work with their son Zach and daughter Monique, all dedicated to the principles of sustainable agriculture.