Category Archives: Newsletter

U-Pick Apples, Festivals, Honeycrisp, Pears and More!

Honeycrisp apples

Peaches – The bad news first. We sold out of the last of the Encore peaches this past weekend.  We’re done with peaches until next year. Apples – Now the good news.  We’ve got over a dozen varieties of apples in the market right now, including Honeycrisp.  In the last couple weeks, we’ve picked Gala, […]

Peaches, sweet corn, other crop updates. Oh. And a baby!

Wow, it’s been a crazy last few weeks!  First off, I’m now a dad.  Amanda gave birth to our baby Abigail, and they’re both doing great.  It’s been a blur of happiness and excitement, combined with lots of wailing, sleeplessness, feedings, and diapers.  And did I mention, we’re really, really happy?! So Amanda is stepping […]

Summer News – Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries and Canning!

Hi everyone, The big news for us this past week was that we made USA Today’s list of 10 Great Pick-your-own Farms Across the USA! We were so excited!! Most of the other places were bigger farms right outside of large cities, so I felt that added to the honor of being chosen. I’m really […]

Strawberries!

Hi everyone, After a very cold April starting all our crops off about two weeks behind normal, the very hot May caught us back up.  It seems like we’re right about average again, and that means IT’S TIME FOR STRAWBERRIES!!! We’ve been able to pick more and more strawberries for the market these last couple […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter Pies and April News

Hi everyone, So far it looks like we’ve made it through the crazy weather with only a little damage to the cherries, plums and peaches.  But I think we still have a pretty decent crop left on those three, and everything else looks good at this point.  But we’re not out of the woods yet.  […]

Thanksgiving Ordering Available Online Now!

Pumpkin Pie

I’ve been working hard on the website all week, and I now have an online store up and running for your Thanksgiving orders!  You can click on “Shop” in the menu, or here is the direct link. All of the pies, as well as pumpkin rolls, apple dumplings and apple fritters are online.  When you […]

Late October News

Sunset over the trees in the orchard

***The following is an excerpt from our email newsletter, sent out on 10/28.  Please subscribe to get all of our news and updates delivered right to your inbox. *** Hi everyone, It’s crazy to think about how fast this season went by!  It seems like we were just picking strawberries a few days ago.  Instead, […]

The Last Fall Festival Weekend and Our Pumpkin Patch Party

A family picking apples

***The following is an excerpt from our email newsletter, sent out on 09/29.  Please subscribe to get all of our news and updates delivered right to your inbox. *** Hi everyone, We’re coming up on the final Fall Festival Weekend here at the Orchard.  It’s been a big success spreading the festival over multiple weekends […]