Author Archives: Chris

Final Fall Festival Weekend!!

Shooter Sharp and the Shootouts

We’re so excited about our final Fall Festival Weekend…it might be our best yet! We’ve packed fun activities, amazing food and drink, and great music all into one weekend. Come join us in celebrating fall! Admission is free. Saturday, October 14th 9 am – 6 pm: U-Pick apples 10 am – 5 pm: Lerch’s Donuts […]

This Week’s Crop Update, Plus U-Pick and Festival News

Apple bins in the warehouse

Hi everyone, The weather finally broke today to be a little more fall-like.  It’s been miserable picking (or being outside in general) this last week.  I’m sooo happy for some 60s and low 70s! The heat has kept us ahead of schedule on harvest.  The positive (at least for me) is that harvest will be […]

Peaches, and Apples, and Plums…Oh My!!

Castelton plums, just picked

It’s been another busy week outside at the Orchard.  This time of year it’s hard to keep up with picking since we grow so many things.  It seems like everything starts being ripe at the same time! Apples – We’ve picked a lot of apples this week!  New additions are Redfree, Sansa, St. Edmunds Pippin […]

Peaches, Veggies, and More Crop Updates

Redhaven peaches sitting on our wagon

The temperatures have finally gone down just a bit, so I can’t complain about the heat as much now….  We’ve been picking peaches and vegetables non-stop all week. Peaches – We’re rotating through three varieties right now: Flamin’ Fury PF-9, Starfire, and Redhaven.  When I say “rotating,” it’s because we re-pick each tree every two […]

Pristine Apples and a Crop Update

Pristine apples in a bin

The heat is continuing to hurry everything along.  We’re ahead of schedule picking most of the fruit by almost a week still!  Hope you’ve been able to stay cooler than we have. Apples – I picked the Pristine a couple days ago.  We’ve got a really nice crop this year, and they have pretty good […]

Peaches and Other Crop Updates

Glenglo peaches on the tree

Peaches – As is everything this year, peaches are early!  We’re picking several varieties right now…Brightstar, Glenglo, and Flamin’ Fury PF-7 and PF-8.  There are a lot ripe, so I’m not anticipating too many supply problems in the market; hopefully we’ll be able to keep stocked.  We don’t offer peaches for pick your own. Blueberries […]

Strawberries!!!

It’s been a great first week of strawberries here at the Orchard.  Up until some spotty storms today, the weather has been perfect. For the next few weeks, we’ll have u-pick open, and we’ll also be picking berries for the market as fast as we can.  If you’re interested in u-pick, please read the following: […]

Singer/Songwriter Showcases at Bent Ladder

Gretchen Pleuss

Tonight kicks off the start of Bent Ladder Cider and Wine Singer/Songwriter Showcases. Gourmet food trucks and live music by local singer/songwriters every Friday and Saturday evening throughout the summer. Cider, food and music – locally grown; locally produced. Friday, June 2nd – Gretchen Pleuss sings and plays guitar. Saturday, June 3rd – Shelby Olive […]

Closed This Sunday, Strawberry Jamboree Dates Set and Much More!

Strawberry Jamboree poster

**The following is an excerpt from our Orchard newsletter.  Please subscribe if you’d like information like this delivered right to your inbox** Hi everyone, Wow, we’ve been really, really busy here getting ready for the upcoming season!  I have a ton of different things to talk about, so I’ll try to keep each of them […]