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 […]

Spring Is Finally Here!

Hi everyone, April was so cold this year that everything is running late, but the warm weather the last couple weeks is starting to catch things up.  Since I haven’t posted for awhile, I have a lot to tell you about what’s going on around the farm these days! First of all, as you can […]

Christmas Open House This Saturday. And Lots of Other Holiday Goodness.

Happy Holidays!

Between the market and Bent Ladder this year, we have so many exciting things going on for the Holidays! I usually don’t talk much about Bent Ladder over here on the Orchard site, but with this post being all about our holiday activities, I’d be remiss if I didn’t briefly mention a few things going […]

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 […]