Crop Report: U-Pick Apples

September 3, 2020

We are very excited to share that our orchard will be open for apple picking this weekend! Head out to our farm for a great early autumn activity with family and friends! More details on u-pick to follow.

 

If you are new to the crop report, welcome! This is the place to look for all of our farm updates. Our crop report goes out each week during the season on Thursday or Friday. It's a great way to stay in the loop and make sure you're not missing out on your favorite produce and apple varieties as they harvest throughout the season. 

 

Autumn has arrived here at our farm. There is so much to look for to as we head into the holiday weekend. We harvested several new apple varieties this week that are now available in our Farm Market. Full list of apple varieties and locally grown produce below. 

 

This will most likely be the last weekend for peaches, get them while you can! 

 

In addition to harvesting apples we have also been picking some of our early pumpkins. It's time to start decorating for fall! We plan to open our u-pick pumpkin patch in the next couple weeks, they are still a pretty green! Stay posted for details.

 

New apple varieties from this week's harvest:

 

Jonathan (available in our Farm Market and for U-Pick) is known to be one of the best apples for pie. It is a great all-purpose apple. Firm, crisp, and sweetly tart with a bit of spice.

 

Jonamac is a good all-purpose apple. It's a cross between Jonathan and McIntosh. Firm, mildly tart and juicy. 

 

Gala is best for eating or adding to salads. Crisp, juicy and sweet.

 

Golden Supreme is most similar to Golden (Yellow) Delicious. It is crisp with mild tartness. Good all-purpose apple.

 

 

U-Pick Apples Information:

  • This weekend's apple variety: Jonathan (other apple varieties available in our Farm Market)

  • When? Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 4pm. 

  • Pricing: 

    • Farm entrance: $2 per person (3 and under free)

    • Apples: $1.99 per pound

  • We are asking everyone to please be kind and respectful of others and practice social distancing.

  • Our orchard is a beautiful scenic leisurely walk from our Farm Market. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, deer, and butterflies. Comfortable shoes recommended. 

 

If you're heading out to the orchard to pick this weekend, or loaded up on some delicious apples from our Farm Market, here's some inspiration from Halfbaked Harvest for an early autumn treat. Link to the recipe for Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake below. She uses cognac, we used bourbon..Yum!

 

 Cardamom Cognac Apple Cake Recipe

 

It's going to be a beautiful early autumn weekend! Stop by and see us! Our Farm Market is open seven days a week.

Labor Day (September 7) regular hours: 10am -6pm 

Weekdays: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm 

 

Produce and apple varieties available (as supplies last):

Apples: Honeycrisp, Zestar, Gala, Golden Supreme, Jonamac, Jonathan

Peaches: Ohio Cresthaven

Sweet Corn 

Watermelon: Seedless & Black Diamond

Cantaloupe

Tomatoes: Red, Yellow, Green, Heirloom, Grape, Organic 

Cucumbers

Pickling Cucumbers

Zucchini 

Yellow Summer Squash 

Eggplant 

Bell Peppers

Chili Peppers: Jalapeños, Habaneros, Red Chili 

Green Beans 

Sweet Candy Onions 

Red Onions 

White Potatoes 

Sweet Potatoes

Winter Squash: Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti etc.

Pie Pumpkins

 

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