Our 2022 season will open on Saturday September 3 with excellent Zestars and Ginger Golds – see attached pictures. Zestars with a sweet tart spicy flavor are one of our favorite varieties – great for eating and baking – we make all our pies with them and freeze them unbaked to enjoy over the winter.
The crop overall looks very good this year and the recent rains have helped the fruit gain more size. Macintosh and Galas will start September 10 weekend with Honeycrisp and Cortlands the weekend following. Looks like a big Honeycrisp crop this year.
Scott Thompson’s crew working on our barn addition has put in a huge full court press to get the restrooms and the donut kitchen done – picture today shows 7 trucks near the barn with several more on the other side of the barn. The good news is that it is very likely that the bathrooms will be open – the not so good news is that the permit from the food safety inspector for the donut kitchen will happen next week at the earliest. So no donuts this weekend – we hope to be able to have donuts September 10 weekend.
Looks like it will be cooler this weekend – help us pick the crop and come get some good Vermont apples.