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Crop Report: First Taste of Fall

August 30, 2018

Hi everyone! Summer produce is in full swing, lots of great stuff to choose from. Peaches are winding down, be sure to get Ohio peaches while they last. Our chili pepper plants are going wild! Add some spice to your meals this week. 

 

It's starting to feel like fall around here. Many of our September apples are almost ready to harvest. We've been busy this week picking early apple varieties, winter squash and pumpkins (is it already time for pumpkins again??)

 

We still have lots of delicious early apples available in our farm market, Honeycrisp, Ginger Gold, Zestar, Macoun, Red Free. Look for new varieties Saturday.

 

 

This will be the first weekend for u-pick apples! Here's a little info about our u-pick:

  • This weekend our u-pick variety is Jonathan.

  • U-pick bags are $20 (a full bag is about 10lbs.)

  • Visitors must purchase a u-pick bag before going back into the orchard.

  • U-pick times: Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sunday 11am - 4pm 

  • Our orchard is only accessible by foot (less than 1/2 mile walk)

If you have any questions give us a call! (937) 767-2208

 

 

Here's some info about Macoun, Cortland, Gala and Jonathan apples and this week's crop report. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, stop by and see us!

Friday: 10am - 6pm 

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm

We will also be open Labor Day, Normal hours: 10am - 6pm 

 

Macoun: Similar to McIntosh. Very crisp and juicy. Mildly tart with a honey sweetness. Excellent for eating. Good for salad and sauce. 

 

Jonathan: Firm, crisp and juicy. Sweetly tart with a slight spicy aftertaste. Jonathan is a great all-purpose apple. They are known as a good pie apple as they hold their shape well. 

 

Cortland: Crisp, juicy, and sweetly tart. Excellent for salads. A good all-purpose apple.

 

Gala: Crisp and juicy, semisweet. Great for eating out of hand and salads. Try paring with mild cheeses. (Weekend wine and cheese? Yes please!)

 

Varieties to look for soon: Jonagold, Yellow Delicious

 

Produce available this weekend (as supplies last): 

Ohio Peaches

Early Apples: Honeycrisp, Macoun, Ginger Gold, Zestar, Red Free

Nectarines 

Pears

Plums

Brentlingers Sweet Corn: White & Bi- Color

Cantaloupe

Watermelon 

Tomatoes: Red, Heirloom, Grape

Cucumbers 

Pickling Cucumbers 

Summer Squash 

Zucchini 

Bell Peppers: Green, Red, Yellow, Snack Size

Giant Marconi Peppers 

Chili Peppers: Jalapeño, Habanero, Serrano, Tabasco

Sweet Banana Peppers

Sweet Candy Onions 

Sweet Potatoes 

White Potatoes 

Red Potatoes 

Winter Squash: Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti 

Pie Pumpkins 

 

 

 

 

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