Category Archives: Orchard Updates

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 […]

How Things Look – A Photo Update

The berry display in out market

Just a quick update this time.  I’ve been spending most of my time this last week picking cherries, so I don’t have much exciting to really talk about.  But I collected some pictures around the orchard, and I wanted to share them so you could see how everything is doing.  Things are looking good!

Iris and a Crop Update

The iris display in the market

Iris A lot of you folks have probably enjoyed seeing Peg’s iris collection blooming on the hill next to the market, either this year or in the past.  Those iris made their way up from Tennessee when Dale and Peg moved back here, and they’ve been doing great.  Iris rhizomes will grow to the point […]

Strawberry Update, More Planting and Photos

Planting strawberries using the mechanical transplanter

Strawberries Wayne County got hit by frost Sunday night/Monday morning.  Most everything at the Orchard came through fine, but the strawberries being right on the ground, got the coldest air.  We got a little damage, but nothing catastrophic.  So I figured I’d take the “opportunity” to show what a damaged strawberry blossom looks like. DON’T […]