First founded in 1934, Blue Jay Orchards is a thriving pick your own apple orchard. The name of the farm comes from the original owner, Mr. Josephi, who used to paint a blue "J" on his wholesale apple crates. In 1985 the orchard came under the ownership of the Patterson family who, in keeping with the history of the previous owners, named it "Blue Jay Orchards".The Patterson's grow 30 varieties of apples on 122 acres, using Integrated Pest Management methods and water/sun soluble sprays only when needed. Participating in Farm to School, they also host tours for approximately 7,000 school children per year. Their farm store holds many delicious items to choose from, in particular a sugarless apple pie made from their very sweetest Mutsu apples.