Our farmstand has a great selection of produce this week. We have certified organic cranberries from Woodward Cranberry Farm down the road in Albany Township, ME. From our fields we have a great selection of winter squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, and more! There are limited amounts of fresh greens from our greenhouse including chard, lettuce and kale.
We have dozens of different varieties of apples from the orchard. Heirloom varieties are available including Black Oxford and Stark's Jumbo. We still have plenty all-purpose apples including Macintosh, Cortland, Macoun and Golden Delicious. Other exciting varieties include Empire, Red Gravenstein, Cox Orange Pippin, Snow Sweet, Winesap, and many more. For tasting notes and descriptions of apples check out what's growing in the orchard on our home page. In addition to a large selection of apples we also have Asian pears, both Niitaka and Bartlett varieties, ripe and available this week.
From the bakery we have a great selection of breads fresh and available this week- rosemary focaccia, maple-oat, roasted garlic sourdough, and honey whole wheat. You must try out new pumpkin sweet bread topped with crystalized ginger and cream cheese frosting. It is more like a cake than a bread and pairs wonderfully with a cup of rich, dark Thunderbolt Blend Carpe Diem coffee.
Let us help with the Thanksgiving baking this year! We are taking pre-orders for pies and breads with pick-up available the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Pies are from White Wulff Farm out of Harrison, ME. White Wulff is offering many pie choices including apple, pumpkin, triple berry, blueberry, red raspberry, chocolate chip walnut, and more! Our bakers are offering wood fired apple galettes, rosemary focaccia, and dinner rolls. For a full list and pricing call our farmstand at (207) 647-9419.
We are putting the orchard to bed for the winter. Our pick-your-own fields are closed for the season allowing us room to utilize tractors freely for clean up and putting beds to sleep. We have been busy cleaning up around the trees, taking down signs, sourcing straw for field coverage, mulching garlic, and making unfriendly environments for mice. We have all our storage crops put away for the winter- including a great selection of apples, potatoes, onions, and garlic.
We are busy down at the sugar bush getting ready for the maple season ahead. Transport lines are being cleared and trees are being flagged to tap. This time of year, with the open canopy and lack of snow, we can easily identify tree species and do selective trimming of competing species and confirm flagged trees are maple. Maple season will be here before we know it and we will be ready for it!