HONEYCRISP WEEKEND + great Macs and Galas

The Honeycrisp crop is good this year and picking starts tomorrow (Friday Sept. 18).  Still lots of good MacIntosh and Galas. Fuji’s are now ripe as well.  Cortlands and a small crop of Macouns will start Friday Sept. 25.

There will be more donuts on Saturday and Sunday – we hope to get our cider resupplied on Friday.  Good maple syrup available too.

Folks are looking for a safe family outing and we have seen quite a lot more customers than usual – we may be picked out before Columbus Day weekend.  I post status at least twice a week.

Photos show a Honeycrisp tree with a heavy crop and some fresh picked McIntosh.

Great turn out for our second weekend

Lots of familiar folks came out.  Virtually everyone wore masks at entry and exit – they are optional out in the orchard when practicing social distancing.  We are glad to be able to provide a safe family activity while keeping it safe for ourselves and our workers.

Many bags of Galas and Macintosh went out the door – plus another 1200 donuts.  Remember donuts are only available on Saturday & Sunday and they usually run out by mid afternoon.  Cider ran out by noon on Sunday and we expect to get resupplied by late Wednesday.

This week there will be more good Galas and MacIntosh – Honeycrisp and Fuji will start on the weekend.  We hope to be open thru Columbus Day weekend, if our supply of apples holds out.

Looks like nice weather for most of the week and the coming weekend – time to plan another visit.

 

MacIntosh, Gala, Cider & Donuts

We are finishing our first week with the new one way entrance and exit.  Most folks are figuring it out and wearing masks as they come in and check out.  Since we are mostly outdoors, we think it is safe for everyone.

MacIntosh are still tart, but getting riper.  Galas are ripening as well.  Zestars and Ginger Golds are mostly picked.  Honeycrisps will probably start weekend of September 20’th.

Friday and Saturday forecast is sunny and cooler – Sunday may be showers.   Dutton’s cider press is repaired and we have cider in stock again,  Come early for the donuts on Saturday and Sunday.

Come get your apples!!

Macs

Galas

Great Opening Weekend

We had beautiful weather for opening weekend – our biggest opening weekend yet – saw lots of good folks – virtually 100% of them wore masks at entry and check out and practiced social distancing – I was able to recognize a good percentage of them with the masks.

100 % of the Sansas and about 80 % of the Ginger Golds and Zestars were picked – the remaining ones will probably be gone before the weekend.  Macintosh and Galas are coming along well for the upcoming weekend.

Sylvia made 1200 donuts – all day Saturday and Sunday in the kitchen – more donuts next weekend.  We hope to be resupplied with cider on Wednesday afternoon.

Come see us for a respite from the lockup and enjoy some more good apples!!

 

Most folks figured out our new one way entry and  exit system.

 

Weather looks good for opening weekend – Sept. 5 & 6

We will start our normal hours 9:00 to 5:30 on Saturday & Sunday, then closed Monday and back open Tuesday thru Sunday.

Zestars , Sansas and Ginger Gold all look good (see photos).  MacIntosh in the old orchard are very tart – OK for baking – they will be riper in a week.  Galas are getting good color, but like the Macs, they need a week or ten days more before they get better flavor.  Honeycrisp and other varsities need more time yet – I will post as they ripen.

I picked up 50 gallons of cider today.  Zechers are bringing syrup tomorrow afternoon.  The trial run on donuts worked well last week – grandkids were pleased to find fifty donuts when they arrived.

Please check our safe picking policy – come help us start the season.