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Fresh from the orchard this week we have an abundance of apples, Asian pears, and plums. We have several varieties of apples including the ever popular McIntosh and Cortland, as well as Heritage varieties such as the Honeycrisp and Cox's Orange Pippin. Other varieties include Paula Red, Priam, Starkey, Dayton, and more. We will have even more in the weeks to come. For tasting notes and apple info check out our What's Growing page.
Have you tried Asian Pears? They really are a treat, especially when ripened perfectly on the tree. We grow several varieties here and have Shinseiki, Hosui and Kosui available. Thanks to a great article in the Portland Press Herald our crop is moving fast. Come up quick if you want a taste of these juicy treats, the season is almost over.
From the field we have an abundance of late summer and early fall produce. The first of the winter squash are in including Acorn, Jester and Spaghetti- with more varieties in the weeks to come. We have an ample supply of sweet peppers, tomatoes, leeks, greens, broccoli, and more. Come on up and check out all the farm fresh produce available this week- you won't be disappointed.
Don't forget! Pick-Your-Own apples is open daily from 10am-5pm. We have both Macs and Cortlands available, we will possibly open other varieties as the season progresses. We also offer pick-your-own flowers! We have colorful varieties including asters, cosmos, and more. Come on up and pick a bouquet for your special someone, or yourself, after you pick your apples! Please call the farmstand before heading up to pick FMI or daily field conditions.
Our fall harvest is in full abundance! From apples to zucchini- we have fresh produce for your table. The first of the acorn and jester squash is in this week! We will have more varieties of winter squash in the weeks to come. We have an abundance of tomatoes including slicers and saucers, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and more for your veggie needs!
Pumpkins are in! We have pie, carving, and ornamental available. Don't forget to check out the colorful mum and perennial display out front! We have everything you need for your fall decorating including mums, perennials, decorative corn and pumpkins.
More and more apple varieties come in everyday. New this week is the ever popular Honeycrsip- a sweet, tart, and firm dessert apple. The Honeycrisp is fairly juicy and has a pleasantly soft crunch. We also have Macintosh, Cortland, William's Pride, Paula Red, and more! Stop in anytime and have an apple on us. We offer samples of all the apples we grow to help consumers find their favorite.
Have you had Asian Pears? We have three varieties including Kosui, Shinseiki, and Hosui. Asian pears are prized for their crunchy texture, white creamy flesh and juiciness. They are picked ripe and maintain their ripeness much longer than a traditional pear. We often have samples of these available for your tasting- if not, just ask!
Our bakers have come up with the perfect, single serving pie! These adorable little pies are loaded with our apples and have a bit of a thicker crust. Many people's favorite part of the pie is the crust, making our mini pies ideal. They also require no cutting and can be enjoyed almost anywhere. You can enjoy a pie at the summit after your hike, after apple picking at the orchard, and even on the go. Flavors will change weekly and seasonally. Our standard pies are still available for those who wish to share! Call ahead for flavors and availability.
Fresh from the fields this week we have an abundance of summer produce. The first of the tomatoes are in from the greenhouse along with cucumbers and green peppers. We have an ample supply of fresh kohlrabi, carrots, summer squash, cabbage, turnips and more. Availability changes daily, sometimes hourly, if you are coming in for something specific please call ahead.
Early-season apples are in! We have a great selection including Lodi, Orange Sweet, Pristine, Jersey Mac, William's Pride, Red Free, and Vista Belle. The Orange Sweet and Red Free apples were just harvested this week. The Orange Sweet is a buttery, yellow heirloom apple with a sweet, fine-grained flesh and good crunch. The Red Free is a sweet, juicy apple, perfect for those that don't like the early, tart apples.
Join us for our Harvest Festival September 5th through September 7th to kick off the start of Pick-Your-Own Apples! Bring the family and enjoy a wagon ride, run the hay-maze, play some lawn games, and of course, pick apples! Picking is open from 10am-5pm everyday (depending on field conditions) and the farmstand is open from 9am-6pm everyday. Don't forget we serve pizza everyday from 11:30am-3:00pm. Make a day of it!
Maine Apple Sunday is September 13, 2015! Join us in celebration of Maine's apple harvest and heritage. From 10am-2pm come up to meet our Orchardist, Scott Miller. Learn about and taste different apple varieties grown here at Pietree, enjoy free apple crisp, go apple picking and take a shot at naming the ME8256 apple! The ME8256 is an apple developed by the University of Maine in the 50's and it needs a name! We will be taking suggestions from the public from 10am-2pm. All suggestions will be reviewed by our panel of esteemed pomologists and the new name will be chosen and revealed by late November 2015! The winner will receive a prize! This is a rare opportunity for the public to participate in naming an apple, an apple that was developed in and for the state of Maine.
We have a great selection of summer produce this week. Our first harvest of new potatoes- both French Fingerling and Red Gold- are available at the farmstand. Carrots, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, peas summer squash, cucumbers, and more are available fresh in farmstand. You must try the Salt & Pepper Cucumber. This pale yellow cucumber is great fresh and pickled! Don't be fooled by the color- when they are mature they have a pale, yellow flesh with a crisp texture and good heirloom flavor. Use it in salads, cold dishes or as a garnish.
Apple season is here! Many people don't start thinking about apples until the weather cools down and the leaves drop. We think that is unfortunate as so many early-season apples are delicious and worth trying. We started picking apples about 4 weeks ago. The Lodi was the first to harvest- a tart apple that is great in sauce, salads, or sandwiches! Soon after we harvested Jersey Macs, Vista Belles, Pristines, and William's Pride. All are now available in the farmstand. We offer sample baskets of each apple so you can decide which early-apple you like best.
We are happy to offer potted herbs and flowers this season! We have a great selection available on the front porch all potted and ready for your home enjoyment. There is nothing like using fresh herbs, cut moments before, to add flavor to your meals. We have sage, thyme, parsley and more. We also have a great selection of perennials for your garden including daisies, yarrow, salvia, mums, lamb's ear and more!
We have a great selection of fresh produce this week- including apples! Lodi apples are the first of the season and were just picked this week. Lodis have a crisp and tart taste and are great in salads and for baking. Carrots, kohlrabi, beans and broccoli are all fresh and available this week. We have a large selection of fresh herbs including dill, parsley, cilantro, oregano, and sage. There is still an ample supply of greens, lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes and blueberries! Everyday more and more comes out of the field! Please call ahead if you are coming for something specific- (207) 647-9419.
Pick-Your-Own blueberries and beans daily from 10am-2pm. Harvesting your own food is a fun and rewarding family activity. It is also a way to save a few dollars on fresh produce. Our blueberries are just $4.50 a pound and our beans are just $1.00 a pound. Please call ahead before coming up to pick. Somedays we need to rest the fields so the fruit can grow- call our farmstand at (207) 647- 9419 for daily picking conditions.
Our farmstand has a great selection of baked goods this week. Our seven-grain bread is fresh and available for the first time this season. There are also sweet treats to satisfy that sweet tooth. Everything from homemade blueberry muffins, to whoopie pies, to cookies and pies. Come on in and see what the bakers have made today!
A big thank you to everyone that came to our Open Farm Day last Sunday, July 26th. We appreciate the people that braved the rain and toured the farm with our Farm Manager, Dan Cousins, to learn about farming here at Pietree. We really appreciate your involvement and commitment to understanding where your food comes from! We hope to see you at Open Farm Day 2016!
We have a great selection of fresh produce this week! Carrots, kohlrabi, beans and broccoli are availble for the first time this season. We have a large selection of fresh herbs including dill, parsley, cilantro, oregano, and sage. There is still an ample supply of greens, lettuce, beets, turnips, and blueberries! Everyday more and more comes out of the field! Please call ahead if you are coming for something specific- (207) 647-9419.
You can pick-your-own blueberries and beans too! The fields are open daily from 10am-2pm depending on field conditions and availability. Please call the farmstand before coming up at (207) 647-9419 for daily picking conditions. PYO blueberries are $4.25/pound or $3.50/pint and PYO beans are $1.00/pound! Come on up and experience the joy and satisfaction in harvesting your own food!
Our farmstand is packed with sweet treats, breads, oils, and more. New this week are our blueberry muffins made with our own blueberries and a crumb topping- try these grilled and topped with Casco Bay Butter for a special breakfast or snack. New Fiore Oils and Vinegars arrived this week too! The new olive oil is a Wild Mushroom & Sage with the earthy and intense taste of wild mushrooms. Drizzle this EVVO over vegetables, risotto, or soup for a whole new flavor experience. We also have a new Summer Peach Balsamic Vinegar and a Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar. Both of these are bursting with fruit flavor and are great drizzled over fruit, salads, parfaits, and more! Come check out all our farmstand has to offer this week! You won't be disappointed!
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Fresh in the farmstand this week we have a great selection of homemade baked goods including maple oat bread, roasted garlic focaccia, granola, Pietree crackers, and of course, pies! Our own pies! Thanks to our new oven and our amazing bakers all our pies will be proudly made right here at Pietree! This is something we have always dreamed of doing and we are so happy that dream has come true. This weeks featured pie is a peach-vanilla made with our very own peaches from last season! Other flavors you may find include blueberry, apple, and strawberry-rhubarb.
New to the farmstand is Above The Dam Peanut Butter! Available selections include creamy, extra chunky and cinnamon & honey peanut butter! Above the Dam, LLC, is a family owned business in Dayton, Maine. All their peanut butters are hand-stirred in small-batches and include Virginia peanuts, Maine honey, and Maine sea salt. Unique flavors are made with single additional ingredients like cinnamon and dark chocolate.
Fresh from the field this week we have a great selection of produce. Kale, chard, mustard, spinach, and Pietree Zesty Blend are all readily available at both the farmstand at the farmers' market this week. The first harvest of radishes just came in! We have both White Icicle and French Breakfast varieties available. The French Breakfast has a crisp bite with a moderate to gentle sweet taste, while the White Icicle has more of a hot, peppery taste. Both make wonderful additions to a Spring salad. Don't forget the Fiore Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette!
It is almost strawberry season...all most. The long, hard winter followed my the cool, wet spring has caused the strawberries to be a little late this year. We expect to have a SMALL amount available in our farmstand in about two weeks. Pick-your-own will open once the fields are full and the berries are ripe. We are hoping to have more information for you soon! Please call ahead if you are coming specifically for strawberries or FMI- (207)647-9419.
We are so excited to have Fiore olive oils and vinegars available at the farmstand now! Fiore is a Maine company offering fresh, ultra premium extra virgin olive oil (EVVO) and aged balsamic vinegars in an array of inticing flavors. The oils and vinegars available at the farmstand will change seasonally but each are made with only the finest ingredients and are all gluten-free! All oils and vinegars are available for sample before purchase!
Right now we are offering Mission, California EVVO and Tuscan Herb EVVO. We also have an Aged 12-year Balsamic and a Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar this season! Try the Strawberry Balsamic drizzled over Pietree's Zesty Salad Blend for a healthy and flavorful meal! Mix the Aged Balsamic with the Tuscan Herb EVVO for a truly tasteful bread dip! Don't forget the wood-fired focaccia!
Dunham Farms' products are back at the farmstand this week! For our gluten-free customers we have an array of farm fresh baked breads. This weeks selection include Cinnamon Raisin, Sandwich, Rosemary, and Oatmeal. We also have pancake mix and frozen pizza dough to take and make at home!
Fresh, local dairy can be found at the farmstand now! We are proudly carrying Durgin Dairy, a small micro-dairy farm in Norway, Maine's, raw milk and whole milk yogurt. Not sure about raw milk? Oakhurst milk is available too! Casco Bay Butter is available in a range of flavors- from the traditional salted and unsalted to maple and caramel. We expect local eggs to hit our shelves soon!
Apples in June? Yes we do! Thanks to the plentiful harvest last season and for growing varieties that keep well in storage, we still have OUR apples available at the farmstand and at the markets! Varieties include Red Delicious (a favorite from childhood), Keepsake (an aromatic, spicy and sweet apple), Westfield Seek-No-Further (a balanced, honeyed, tart, and juicy apple), and Bottle Geening (a unique Heritage apple).
Fresh greens are oh-so-good this time of year! For the first time this season Pietree's Zesty Salad Blend will be available. Kale, Spinach, Chard, and Mustard are expected to be available through out the week in steady supply!