Category Archives: Orchard Updates

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: […]

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 […]

Bloom Roundup

Pink Pearl Apple Trees in Bloom

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get these posted to the site.  They’ve been out there on social media for a little while.  Bloom is pretty much over at this point, and I’m starting to be able to see tiny (but growing quickly!) fruit.  So far everything is looking really good, but we do […]

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.  […]

Peaches, Pristine Apples, and Photos From Around the Farm

Sorry it’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged.  We’ve been really busy around the farm picking, thinning, and summer pruning (not to mention still working hard at getting Bent Ladder open.  Opening date still TBD).  I also just got back from a few days in western New York at the International Fruit Tree Association’s […]