Tag Archives: apples

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]