WINDOWN WEEK – LAST DAY IS THURSDAY OCT 1

Pickers on Tuesday will find a small crop of Blondees and Crimson Crisps now available. We hope for better crops of both next year, when Honeycrisps will probably want to take the year off after the big crop this year.

Pickers this week will also find good Empires and Cortlands down the hill, and still some Macs on the old trees along the fence line. Other varieties are picked out.  There are also scattered drops.

This will be our last three days and we will end an extra busy harvest season on Thursday more completely picked out than ever before.

Photo shows Blondees on new trees and some fall color starting.

REVISED CLOSING SCHEDULE

We continue to have very large number of pickers and are getting almost picked out.  There are NO Honeycrisps on the trees – there are moderate amounts of McIntosh in the old orchard, as well Cortland, Gala and Macoun in the new orchard.

We tasted the Empires again this evening and we will start them tomorrow Sunday September 27.  With family help, we made 1700 donuts today – tomorrow will be the last day for donuts this year.

We will start a small crop of Crimson Crisps and VERY small crops of other late varieties on Tuesday September 29.

There are relatively small amounts of drops available for several varieties at half price.

OUR LAST DAY WILL BE THURSDAY OCTOBER 1’st – we will be completely picked out by then, if not before.

So thanks to everyone for making it a great season!!

 

Good Macs, Gala, Cortland & Macoun + still some Honeycrisps

Cortlands and Macoun are now ripe.  McIntosh and Gala are still good, away from the barn uphill by the fence.  As of Thursday afternoon, there are still Honeycrisps way at the bottom of the hill below the three Cortland rows – they will probably be picked out sometime on Saturday.

There will be donuts Saturday and Sunday – they run out periodically and completely by mid-afternoon.  Cider has been resupplied, but it will run out also.

October 3 & 4 weekend will be our last weekend – we may be open a couple days into the following week, but we will run out of apples before Columbus Day weekend. Empires will start Friday Oct 2 or a day or two earlier.

Come Friday (tomorrow) to avoid the crowd or early in the day on the weekend.  We thank (almost) everyone for wearing masks and practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Photo shows some nice Cortlands (on the three rows just above the Honeycrisps).

Record turn out for Honeycrisp weekend

Beautiful weather and plentiful apples brought out big crowds of people on both Saturday and Sunday taking advantage of a way to get out of the lockdown.  Folks pretty uniformly wore masks and practiced social distancing, so we feel it was safe for them, our staff and ourselves – much appreciated.

A LOT of fruit was picked – there are still some Honeycrisps available down the hill – as well as Gala and McIntosh in multiple locations.  We hope to be resupplied with cider mid week – donuts will be back on the weekend.  Lots of good Havoc Hill maple syrup.

Friday we will start Cortlands and Macouns.  Empires will start first weekend in October.

Unless we get some rainy weekend days, it is very likely that we will run out of fruit before Columbus Day weekend.  Come now during the week, if you can when parking is easier and we have time to actually talk to customers as they arrive and check out.

Thanks for making it a good harvest !!

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.

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