How is it mid-September already! Time is flying by but the good news is APPLE CIDER has arrived and more apple varieties will be ready for harvest shortly.
Please call the orchard ahead of your visit to check on availability of your favorite variety and our harvest timeline. Cortland are almost ready for picking. Stay tuned.
This week we have GALA, GINGER GOLD and McINTOSH apples. All are great eating apples depending on your tastes. Gala is the sweetest and McIntosh is on the tart side. All would serve you well in baking and sauce-making pursuits, as well! Come out to the orchard this week and sample an apple to see which variety you like best!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Many folks have been in asking for Yellow (Golden) Delicious – they are coming VERY soon!