Wednesday, Oct. 14
It promises to be a beautiful day. There are areas on the farm with Macoun, Empire, Red Delicious and Cortland still to pick.
They are in limited rows and higher on the trees – picking poles will be very useful!
If you are coming to pick lots of your favorite apples you may find it challenging. If you’d like to pick a peck while you stroll around it should be satisfying!
On the stand you’ll find our Macoun, Cortland, McIntosh, Empires and Ruby Macs, also Honeycrisp and gourds. Daily 10-5. The orchard gate closes at 5.
We are nearing the end of pick your own apples. There are still Macoun, Cortland, Empire, McIntosh, old fashion New England Red Delicious and a smattering of other kinds left on the trees. They are mostly quite high or inside. By the weekend there will be fewer still!
For now you can take a bag into the orchard and see what you can find. The price is by the bag. A peck is $18. and 1/2 bushel is $34. There are no other charges.
There are still many varieties to buy at the stand including Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, McIntosh, Empire and Cortland. They are packed in 1/2 peck for $10.
You will need to talk with us if you are thinking of gathering in a group. Our stand and parking areas can not accommodate more than a small family at a time. Masks at required everywhere!
Pick Your Own apples!
Cortland, McIntosh, Ruby Mac, Macoun, Empire and Red and Golden Delicious are ripe and ready for picking.
No need for now to make a reservation for yourself, family or small number of friends. Please contact us here if you are a group larger than 8. We’ll have guidelines about parking and checking in. We can not accommodate large groups through our stand.
At the stand Honeycrisp, Cortland, McIntosh, Macoun, Ruby Mac, Gala, Empire and Golden Supreme are ready to go.
We are sad to say the peaches are gone for the season.
We have our peaches, Honeycrisp apples, McIntosh, Gala and Ginger Golds ready to buy in 1/2 peck bags at the stand. There is honey from our orchard bees and peach jam. Sunflowers and tomatoes will also be available for a little longer.
Pick Your Own apples is good for Gala, McIntosh & Ruby Macs.
Pick Your Own peaches is closed for now. The only variety left is not ripe yet.
We are reaching the end of the earliest varieties – Ginger Gold and Gravenstein but the Honeycrisp and Gala apples are just about ready. You can try picking them now. There will be ripe ones that come off the tree easily. We will wait a little longer to pick them for the stand.
Peaches, freestone yellow varieties, are available for PYO. The current variety is to harder to find in the orchard, the next ones are almost ready to go. White peaches are gone for this year.
You will find the early apples on the stand a while longer with our honey, peaches and maybe some tomatoes!
The blueberries are gone!
However, at the stand we’ve got our yellow peaches, honey, sunflowers, tomatoes and jam.
You can pick your own peaches, not quite ripe, but a couple of days on your kitchen counter should ripen them nicely. Ask for how to tell when to pick, and directions to the one ripe variety.
White and yellow peaches will be available Tuesday and Wednesday. Honey, sunflowers and jam should be at the stand too.
Picking is not looking favorable for blueberries for those 2 days. There are more green than blue ones right now. Picking will be better by Thursday.
If wind and rain come – though it doesn’t look that way now!- we may stay under the tent but look for us in the stand if the tent is empty!
It’s not surprising that people would like to get outside, pick berries off the bushes and soak up some sunshine and many enjoyed doing just that this week. We’ll be open today, Saturday July 18, but think you will find better picking next week. If you come to pick be ready to hunt for them, looking inside and under the branches. Please bring your mask to wear and plan to keep your family picking together.
There are so many green berries to ripen in the next few weeks!
Peaches are gone until Tuesday. As the season progresses we should have peaches every day. It’s just the beginning!