Season Opener 2015!

Taggart’s Orchard will open for the season on Friday August 28!

We have Paula Red and Ginger Gold for opening weekend, along with our selection of jams and jellies. More varieties and cider in September…

apple harvest season

Hours are noon to 5PM daily.  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Reminder: We are a cash-only business.  Thank you!

Hope to see you at the “apple barn” this season!

End of the Season

It’s hard to believe, but another apple season is drawing to a close here at Taggart’s! The apple barn will be closing after Sunday, November 2nd.

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We plan to have Red and Yellow (Golden) Delicious throughout the weekend, along with a selection of jams, fruit butters, candy and treats.

With colder weather predicted this weekend, it’s the perfect time to keep cozy inside and bake some apple goodies. After one last trip to the orchard, of course!

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Thank you for a wonderful season and your support of local agriculture. We’ll keep you posted on the 2015 apple crop here and on Facebook!

Mid-October at the Orchard!

Apple season is slowly winding down. Can you believe it? We plan to be open through the month of October or as long as we have fresh apples!

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This week we have Jonagold, Yellow and Red Delicious! All are wonderful eating apples. Ida Red are up next and are an ideal baking apple.

The fall colors are still at peak, making for a beautiful drive out to the orchard. Hope to see you this weekend!

Happy October!

Autumn is officially here!  It’s time to embrace all things pumpkin spice, hot cider, fresh apple pie and homemade apple sauce (if you haven’t already, that is!).

Our apple barn, surrounded by fall color.

Our apple barn, surrounded by fall color.

We’ve got all your apple needs covered!  These varieties are available at the apple barn this week:

Jonagold – It’s back! Crisp, great for snacking and baking

Yellow (Golden) Delicious – juicy and sweet, a snacking favorite

Red Delicious – a beautiful apple, for snacking and salads

McIntosh – on the tart side, favored by bakers

Spartan – crisp and juicy, a McIntosh blend

Apples ripen on the tree.

Apples ripen on the tree.

Cider, local honey, jam, peanut brittle, pumpkin and apple butters are also available.

We encourage you to call ahead to inquire about up-to-date availability of your favorite variety or if interested in large quantities (bushel or more).

Harvest Season!

Many of our apple varieties will reach their peak over the next few weeks!  Sunny days and cool nights have helped the ripening process.  Autumn officially begins this week – a perfect time to make a trip out to the orchard!

Empire apples fresh off the trees.

Empire apples fresh off the trees.

 

This weekend we have Gala, McIntosh, Jonagold, Macoun and Empire apples.  These are great eating and baking apples  – Have a sample and find your favorite.  Cider is also available.

In addition to apples, we have preserves, apple and pumpkin butter, local honey, peanut brittle, popcorn balls and cider.  These make great gifts or treats for the ride back home!

Kermit and John load apples on the tractor for washing and sorting.

Kermit and John load apples on the tractor for washing and sorting.

Many folks have been in asking for Yellow (Golden) Delicious – they are coming VERY soon!

Fall is in the Air!

It was a crisp, misty morning here at the orchard and the cooler temperatures are ideal for apple-ripening.  We picked Cortland this week and will have McIntosh and Gala throughout the weekend, as well.  Cider is in stock, too!

apples ripening on our trees

Cortland: A crisp, tart apple.  Great for baking and apple sauce.

McIntosh: Juicy and tart.  We like them for eating and baking.

Gala: Crunchy and sweet.  Popular for eating and salads.

We also have local honey for sale from Bedillion Honey Farm.  Their bee hives visit our orchard in the spring to help pollinate the apple blossoms which become fruit in the fall.  Three cheers for keeping it local!

a pollinator at work | spring 2014

a pollinator at work | spring 2014

Getting here: Due to construction and closures on Malone Ridge Rd and Rt 18, we recommend taking Jefferson Ave/Rt 844 west from the city of Washington.  Turn right onto Linnwood and follow the Taggart’s Orchard signs.