About Us

John and Judy Clark

John and Judy Clark

John, with wife, Judy bought ten cows in 1965 and rented a farm in Hyde Park.  In 1969, they purchased and named the farm Applecheek Farm  For over thirty years Applecheek Farm was an award winning conventional dairy farm with a herd of 120 registered Holsteins.

Due to low milk prices and inflated farming expenses, the Clarks made the decision to transition the dairy to a certified organic operation and began to diversify the farm in 1993.  With innovation in mind and an emphasis on community events, the Clarks added emus, llama treks,  wagon/sleigh  rides  and farm tours on the farm.

With a growth in visitors and interaction on the farm, the Clarks built a large community hall and small meeting room where their son and chef Jason operates his catering business.

On 2012,  forty seven  years after John and Judy started farming in Hyde Park,  their  oldest son John Jr. took over  the family farm with his wife, Rocío and their two children Sophia and Forrest.