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.