August 22, 2017

Picking Honey Crisp Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 (It’s a light crop.)

Honey Crisp will be ready to pick beginning Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. There is a light crop this year and they won’t last long. We don’t know if they will even last through the day. Keep in touch.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00

Saturday: 9:00 – 5:30

Sunday: 10:00 – 5:30

Honey Crisp Not Quite Ready

Callie, the official apple tester, checked the Honey Crisp today, Friday.  They still don’ t have that delicious sweet and tart taste that you are accustomed to; they need sunshine!. She will check again on Monday.

Never fear we are picking Gala and Ginger Gold apples. Grapes are going fast but are still available to pick.

Fresh local honey has arrived in a variety of sizes and containers.

Apple cider and pumpkin donuts are leaving their delectable aroma around the farm.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9-5, Saturday: 9-5:30, closed Sunday until Aug. 27

Yippee! We Are Opening Aug. 15

 The opening date for the 2017 picking season is Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Ginger Gold and Gala apples will be available to pick as well as grapes.

Honey Crisp are not ready to pick but keep in touch for the announcement.

Farm Hours for August:

Monday – Friday – 9 – 5

Saturday: 9 – 5:30

Beginning August 27 the farm will be open on Sundays. Weekend farm fun activities will begin Labor Day Weekend (apple cannon, wagon rides, corn maze).

Don’t leave without fresh made apple cider donuts. Hope to see you at the farm.

Are Apples Ready to Pick???

Are the apples ready to pick? Great question! 

Callie, the official apple tester, performed the sugar/starch test on Ginger Gold, Gala, and Honey Crisp. All three had not reached the acceptable level for sugar content.

The cloudy rainy days make the apples take on water and grow. They need dry sunny days to sweeten up or get to the appropriate sugar level.

The grapes also have not reached the appropriate sugar level according to our test.

We know the waiting is hard for you and for us but we will continue to monitor and test to determine maturity and let you know as soon as we can when apple picking will begin. Your patience is appreciated.

Let your mouth water a little longer for a sweet,  juicy, delicious and fresh apple picked straight from the tree. It will be well worth the wait.

Looking forward to visiting with you during the apple picking season.

Opening Date

Farmer Mike is keeping a close eye on the early apple varieties. They are not quite at the maturity level for picking. The week of August 7 he will make a decision on our opening date. Stay tuned for the announcement. Hope to see you at the farm.