April 26, 2017

First Apple Blossom 2017

First day of spring and first bloom of the 2017 apple season. Pink Lady again gets the prize for being the first variety to bloom. The bloom is dead due to the freezing temperatures last week. Farmer Mike says we do have some damage but he is encouraged and thankful that we still have fruit at this time. Last year’s first bloom was on March 26.

Farmer Mike Talks About Warm Temperatures

Farmer Mike talks about the unseasonably warm February 2017 temperatures and their effect on apples.

https://youtu.be/MlLaou05Q9w

Now Closed for the 2016 Season

End of season video, thank you for your visits to our family farm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4q_tsyeTJA&feature=youtu.be

Last Weekend for Picking Apples, Closing Monday, Oct. 31

farm 1This weekend will be your last chance to pick apples for the 2016 season. The weather looks great and the leaves are showing off their finery.

The farm will close for the apple picking season at the close of business on Monday, Oct. 31.

Take advantage of this weekend to pick apples one more time or for the first time. Apples still on the trees to pick are: Rome, Golden Delicious, Ultra Gold, Stayman (thin), Blushing Gold (thin).

Apple cider and pumpkin donuts will be filling the air with their irresistible aroma for one more weekend. Apple cider slushies hit the spot after picking apples or if you prefer, enjoy hot apple cider.

Locally made fudge in apple pie, pumpkin pie, peanut butter, and chocolate flavors will be on sale for buy 2 get 1 free.

Jar goods will be 25% off except for apple butter. Think Christmas -who do you know that would like a gift from the farm? How about a farm t-shirt or sweat shirt?

Weekend farm hours: Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 10-6

Credit cards are accepted except for American Express.

The farm hands would love to see you one more time so make plans to visit with us this weekend.

By the Way, We Still Have Apples to Pick

Rome applesLooks like another great weekend to visit the farm. The weather prediction is for cooler weather. Hop in the car and enjoy the changing colors of the leaves and make your way to see us.

Apples are still on the tree to be picked.  Guests may pick Golden Delicious, Blushing Gold, Ultra Gold, Stayman, Rome, and Red Delicious. The end of the apple picking season is in sight so you might want to make a visit this weekend.

Local sourwood honey is going fast; you better get it while it lasts.

Apple cider and pumpkin donuts made fresh at the farm, apple fritters from a local bakery, apple baked goods, apple cider slushies, hot apple cider, and locally made fudge are all calling your name. Don’t leave the farm without some.

With cooler temperatures predicted you need a Farm Hand  hooded sweatshirt to keep you warm.

There are still a few pumpkins in the patch.

Farm fun weekend activities include a 5 acre corn maze, apple cannon, and wagon rides around the farm. The corn maze is also open during the week but not the apple cannon or wagon rides.

Weekend hours: Saturday – 8-6, Sunday – 10-6

Weekday hours: Monday – Thursday – 8-5:30, Friday – 8-6

Credit cards are accepted but not American Express.

Dogs may come with you but must be on a leash at all times. Due to food regulations they are not allowed in the Apple House. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your dog.

Hope to see you at the farm.