Red Jacket Orchards

Red Jacket Orchard is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State along the rolling hills of Seneca Lake, Red Jacket was originally planted in 1917. Today, the orchard and juice company is managed by the second and third generation of the Nicholson family. Starting with Joe and Emily Nicholson, Sr. in 1958, we have spent over 50 years mastering the art and science of quality fresh fruit and juice production. We are committed to nurturing the tastiest fruits from our fertile lands and pressing the freshest juices possible, and are passionate about delivering amazing flavor and quality fit for our own family’s table. In reverence to the environment, Red Jacket employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices and is certified by Food Alliance as a sustainable producer of plums, apricots, and prunes. Products: Apple Juice Blends, Apples, Apricots, Blueberries, Cherries, Cider, Jams, Jellies, Gooseberries, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries. RJO in New York City Green Market : Starting with our roadside stand in 1958, Red Jacket Orchards has always sold direct to the consumer, a relationship we value highly because it provides us with instant and honest consumer feedback. Today we've taken direct marketing to its ultimate level by participating in NY City Greenmarkets. The Council on the Environment sponsored markets allow us the chance to connect directly with many New York communities that otherwise would not have access to fresh, quality, local produce. These daily interactions also help build mutually rewarding relationships as we grow together. Red Jacket Orchards participates in Greenmarket year round, bringing our farm fresh summer fruits, apples, and freshly-pressed 100% fruit juices and ciders to the city in better condition than can be found in any local store. Additionally, direct to the consumer sales strengthen this country's agricultural base by providing producers with more share of the final sale, rather than countless middlemen and retailers. We recognize the importance dedicated consumers like those we meet daily in Greenmarket play in helping to make our family business a success. We are especially grateful for our dedicated customers who seek us out regularly during their hectic day. We proudly serve all five boroughs of The Big Apple and appreciate the benefits that open-air, European style farmers' markets create in the urban fabric. We owe much thanks to New York City Greenmarkets which were developed by city planners and have continued to prosper throughout the five boroughs ever since their introduction in the 1970's. We are also very pleased to be a part of the recent planning progressions across the East River supporting the Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections of Brooklyn. We consider this area our home in the city and it is where we opened our first distribution outlet in 1998. We have since outgrown the Hope St. facility and now are located in a larger building in Greenpoint. We look forward to continuing to serve the urban communities of New York City and appreciate the patronage of our many loyal customers over the years. Please check our market schedule above to see where and when you can find us, and drop by for some of the best tasting farm-fresh products you can find in the city. Brooklyn Markets: Court St and Montague St, Brooklyn, NY Broadway and Linden St, Brooklyn, NY 402 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Brooklyn, NY Washington Park btw Dekalb & Willoughby, Brooklyn, NY Union Ave btw Driggs & N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY N 6th St & Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY Cortelyou Rd btw Argyle & Rugby, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Retailers: Garden of Eden, Union Market Shop Online:


  • SPREAD THE WORD! Today only: buy one, get one free 32oz Apricot Stomp at our NYC Greenmarkets!

  • Did you know that we have 8 acres of apples, 3 acres of blueberries, and 3 acres of stone fruits we are currently transitioning to organic production?

  • BIG NEWS! Chelsea Market Baskets: Gifts, Food and More is expanding to include our fresh produce in several of their gift baskets! There may not be anything that sounds more cozy than basket filled with fall goodies…

  • Tonight is the 5th annual Just Food Let Us Eat Local event, celebrating locally grown food and drink. We will be there sampling our all-natural, 100%, juice blends with other great vendors such as The Brooklyn Brewery, Great Performances, Orwasher’s, Murray’s Cheese and more!

  • We’ll have gingergold, golden supreme, gala and honey crisp apples out at our NYC greenmarkets this weekend!

  • ”Our approach to organic is more than just taking the standard route to growing tree fruits organically in the northeast. We’re exploring and experimenting with a variety of holistic, biodynamic, and innovative organic techniques to get us where we want to go.” – Mike Biltonen, VP of Farm Operation at Red Jacket Orchards

  • Please join us tomorrow as our VP of Farm Operations, Mike Biltonen, discusses the opportunities and challenges of transitioning fruits to organic. The field day will begin at 9am at the Red Jacket Orchards farm store. Check out this NOFA-NY article for more details!

  • ”It should go without saying that this is what juice should be. This is how juice should be made.” – Daniel Berman, Chefs Consortium of New York …Thank You! :)

  • Hello everyone! Just a reminder, this coming Sunday Red Jacket Orchards’s VP of Farm Operations, Mike Biltonen, will host ”Red Jacket Orchards Field Day: Transitioning To Organic.” If you’re undecided about making it out, we hope you decide to come. Many of you have expressed the need to carpool since you’ll be coming from NYC- feel free to use this arena to find others who may be willing to do so with you! Thanks so much!

  • Hurry out to one of our NYC greenmarkets today and pick up Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Sansas and Gala apples! Also, for the first weekend this year…grapes!

  • Looking for a deal but don’t have time to swing by one of our markets this weekend? That’s okay! The Jericho Whole Foods Market Long Island also has 12oz Red Jacket Juice on sale, 50% off!

  • 40% of all produce at the US Open (which begins today!) will be sourced from NY farms including Sater Farms, Latham Farms, Philips Mushroom Farms and our very own Red Jacket Orchards!

  • Today at our NYC greenmarkets, pick up both 12oz and 32oz bottles of Raspberry Lite Red Jacket Juice buy one, get one free! While you’re there, sample our white and yellow peaches as well as our nectarines- new to the market this weekend!

  • This week we’ll be rolling out our brand new FB timeline, sharing with you in photos & captions our history!

  • Throw away those mid-day blues! Apples make a great mid-day snack since they help to sustain blood sugar levels. They also provide a great source of readily available carbohydrates to sustain energy levels.

  • Peaches, Peaches and more Peaches at our farm store in Geneva, NY this weekend!