We have a great selection of Heritage apples this week! Black Oxford, Cox's Orange Pippin, Honeycrisp, Egermont Russet, Golden Delicious and more are all fresh and available in the farmstand this week. We are particularly happy with the Black Oxford crop this year. They are a shy, biennial bearer, with alternating years of good crops. This is a good year. We were even able to offer these beauties to our wholesale customers- a first for us! We also have a great supply of local's favorites such as the Cortland, Mcintosh, Red Delicious, and more. For information on apples grown here check out our What's Growing In The Orchard page.
Pick-Your-Own Apples is open everyday from 10am-5pm. We offer free wagon rides on the weekends too! This week we are offering McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious to our You-Pick customers! We plan on having Mcintosh, Cortlands, and Golden Delicious at least through October; and Red Delicious will be open at least 2 weeks depending on availability.
Have you had our pears? We grow both Asian and European Pears here. This week we have several varieties available in the farmstand. Asian Pears are very crisp and juicy with a sweet, honey-like taste. Available Asian Pears include Shinseiki, Shinku, and 20th Century Pears. Thanks to a great article in the Portland Press Herald our Asian Pears are moving fast- make sure you get your taste before they are gone! For those that enjoy a more traditional, European Pear we have Staceyville and Vermont Beauties available. Our Bosc Pears should be available within the next week or so.
Cider is being pressed weekly! We have gallons, half-gallons and pints available in the farmstand! We are also offering hot mulled cider by the cup- the perfect way to end a day of apple picking. If you haven't had our cider, you are missing out. We use only hand-picked apples selected by our orchardist for their taste and texture profiles. We then mix varieties that compliment each other well. Every batch is unique in taste depending on the season. Our cider is also UV treated and unpasteurized.
Make sure to stop in the farmstand this week- even if you up just to pick! We have an abundance of fresh veggies, apples, oils, cider, and more for your table! There is a great selection of dried beans, carrots, potatoes, beets, leeks, and more! We have over a dozen apple varieties available- many you can taste before buying. Make sure to check out the Fiore Oil display too! We have so many flavors! New to us is the Roasted Pumpkin Olive Oil and the Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil. Both are bursting with fall flavor and compliment salads and roasted vegetables very well. All Fiore Oils are available for sample before purchase.