At the Orchard

What's Fresh July 3, 2014

Summer Granola Flag 

Celebrate the 4th of July with our one-day-only pizza and quart pick special!  Enjoy our wood-fired brick oven pizza and pick-your-own quart of fresh strawberries for dessert! This Friday, July 4th 11:30am-3:00pm for $16.25 plus tax. Call (207) 647-9419 ahead of time to make sure berries aren’t picked out!

Strawberry Pick-Your-Own 

Strawberry Pick-Your-Own 

 

Fresh produce is changing daily – call the farmstand (207) 647-9419 or check us out at the Wednesday DiCocoa’s Bethel Farmers’ Market or Saturday Bridgton Farmers’ Market. Fresh lettuce, hardy kale, and delicious broccoli are just some of what we’re beginning to harvest. Sweet strawberries are available in limited quantities.

Vegetable Field 

Vegetable Field 

 

Have you tried our wood-fired brick oven pizza? Using wood from our maple sugar bush and orchard, we build the fires hot to make our artisan pizza featuring fresh vegetables, 11:30am-3:00pm daily.

 

You’ve got to try the Seven Grain Bread Extraordinaire! This delicious loaf is chewy with a slight crunch of seeds and grains. It is perfect for toast with Casco Bay Butter and strawberry jam or for a sandwich with fresh greens and cheese.

Summer Granola 

Summer Granola 

 

Our Summer Granola is not to be missed! We cut and dehydrated strawberries fresh from our field and mixed them with flake coconut, dried blueberries, sliced almonds, and Maine Grain Oats. This granola is perfect for breakfast over yogurt or as a snack on a summer hike. 

 

This past week the White House created a special taskforce on honeybee health. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/presidential-memorandum-creating-federal-strategy-promote-health-honey-b) Our bees have been thriving! Three swarms have gone out from our hives and been recaptured to boost the healthy honeybee population at Pietree.

Honey Bee in Apple Blossom 

Honey Bee in Apple Blossom 

 

Meanwhile, the highbush blueberries, apples, Asian pears, plums, and some peaches are growing rounder and fatter by the day – thanks to those hard-working bees! We continue to dream of and cheer on the Napa Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and peas in our fields so they can hurry on in to reach your plates!

 

We are excited to offer our own maple syrup! Light amber is the traditional syrup for pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Dark amber is a great choice for baking or cooking, because of its more intense maple flavor. Did you know that maple syrup was once the liberty sweetener of choice? Before the Civil War, maple syrup and honey were the two sweeteners that did not rely on slave labor. Consequently, maple trees were more widely cultivated to provide a more just sweet taste. Celebrate freedom with fresh maple syrup!

Pietree Maple Syrup 

Pietree Maple Syrup 

 

Have you tried making fresh ginger popsicles with strawberries? Also great with blueberries when they come along, check out this week’s recipe: (http://www.pietreeorchards.com/at-the-orchard/ginger-fruit-pop).

 

Fresh kale is now in season at Pietree. With only a few strawberries you can make a Kale, Toasted Walnut, and Strawberry Salad with Lemon-Maple Dressing 

 

We wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July and look forward to seeing you here at Pietree and at the Farmers’ Markets we serve!

We're Open on the Fourth! Celebrate with Our Pick and Pizza Special 11:30am-3pm this Independence Day! 

We're Open on the Fourth! Celebrate with Our Pick and Pizza Special 11:30am-3pm this Independence Day!