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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.
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!
Flowers are available at Pietree! We have pick-your-own, prepared bouquets, and potted perennials for your garden or patio. The pick-your-own fields are open daily from 10am-5pm. Colorful cosmos, asters, snapdragons, zinnias, asters and more are all waiting for you! Our mums are available in an array of colors this year from purple to white to gold. We also have daisies, lamb's ear, asters and more to compliment your display or plant before the frost comes.
More and more apples are coming in from the orchard! Cortlands will be in this week, for both pick-your-own and the farmstand. Other apple available varieties include William's Ride, Red Gravenstein, Mcintsosh, Paula Red, and more. Crab apples are available for the first time this season too!
Asian pears are fresh this week. We have Kosui, Shinseiki, and Hosui varieties available. 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 are open daily from 10am-5pm for pick-your-own apples and flowers! Both Mcintosh and Cortlands will be ready this weekend. Both sides of the road are open and we offer wagon rides on the weekends! The flowers are stunning this year and are located right next to the conventional apple grove this weekend- making it convenient to pick both. Come on up and experience hands on harvesting for yourself.
Fresh produce is coming in from the field on a daily basis. The leek crop is plentiful and flavorful this season- stay tuned for delicious leek recipes! The peppers and tomatoes coming in from the greenhouse are colorful and delicious! We have an abundance of zucchini, summer squash, beans, cabbage and more for your table. Come on in today and see all we have to offer!
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!
Thank you all for the wonderful PYO Blueberry season! Our blueberry fields are officially closed but you can still come pick beans daily from 10am-2pm. There are 3 varieties of beans to pick- Provider, Wax, and Royal Burgundy. Beans are just $1 per pound for PYO! We plan to open the orchard for PYO apples Labor Day Weekend. Stay tuned for more details!
We have a great selection of fresh produce this week! Napa cabbage, summer squash, sweet corn, and zucchini are available for the first time this season. There is still an ample supply of fresh greens, carrots, kohlrabi, fresh herbs, turnips, broccoli, green beans, and more. We are also offering potted herbs for your home garden- varieties available include sage, oregano, dill, and more.
Apple season is here! Our first apples were picked last week! Lodi apples were the first to harvest. They are very tart and are a terrific sauce or fresh salad apple. Vista Belles come right after Lodi and are usually followed by William's Pride and Jersey Mac. Vista Belles are white fleshed apples offering tart flavor with hints of berries and a crisp crunch. William's Pride are sweet, spicy and crisp- a favorite early apple for fresh eating and pies. The Jersey Mac is an early McIntosh type, tart and tender. All of these are now available fresh in the farmstand! We offer samples of our apples so you can decide what you like the best! Come on up and taste what August has to offer!
The farmstand is packed with homemade treats including pies, breads, cookies, whoopie pies and more! We carry Durgin Dairy Raw Milk and Yogurt, Casco Bay Butter, Harmony Farm Cheese, Above the Dam Peanut Butter, Cabot Cheese, and many more products from local farms in Maine! Don't forget to check out our book collection, specialty foods, clothing and more that make great gifts to take home for you or the house sitter!
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!
Join us this Sunday, July 26th from 11am-3pm for Open Farm Day! Meet our Farm Manager, Dan Cousins, and other Pietree crew to talk farming, agritourism, our local food system and more! Tour the farm, compare two of our tractors, enjoy farm-grown and farm-baked treats, play some outdoor games, pick-your-own produce and learn more about how we grow for you!
Want to experience hands on agriculture? You can pick-your-own blueberries and snow peas daily from 10am-2pm! Call the farmstand at (207) 647-9419 FMI.
We have a great selection of fresh produce available this week! The first carrots and kohlrabi of the season are in! We have an ample supply of snow peas, turnips, beets, radishes, and blueberries! Waiting for the apples? The first of the apples are expected to be available in 3-4 weeks! We plan to have Lodi and Jersey Macs available by mid-August. Stay tuned FMI.
Fresh from the bakery we have a great selection of breads and sweets. You must try our blueberry pie- made in house with our own blueberries! Our soft and chewy molasses cookies are back and available in addition to chocolate chip and other favorites. Have you had our whoopie pies? We have both traditional and chocolate peanut butter this week.
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Join us this Saturday, June 27th from 11am-3pm for a day of family fun! Enjoy a friendly game of checkers, ladder ball, ring toss, and more! Picnic specials in the farmstand include homemade crackers and Harmony Farm or Cabot cheese, Above the Dam peanut butter and Pietree jelly sandwiches and, of course, our wood-fired pizza! We have a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy lunch right outside our farmstand! Grab the family and come on up to the farm this weekend for a day of old fashioned fun!
Our strawberry fields are opening for pick-you-own this Saturday, June 27th at 10am. The fields will be open until 2pm, or until all the berries are picked out. We recommend coming earlier to make sure berries are still available. Please call our farmstand at (207) 647-9419 to make sure the berries are still picking before coming up.
The bakers have been busy making batches and batches of homemade cookies! Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and date filled cookies are just a few of the varieties we are making this week. Our homemade whoopie pies with traditional filling have been flying off the shelf! Don't forget the Durgin Dairy milk!
New Fiore oils and vinegars have arrived! The new Organic Garlic Olive Oil has a very bold taste and doesn't loose it's intensity while cooking! This EVVO is wonderful to sauté vegetables and pasta, to marinate meat or fish, or as a simple bread dip. New vinegars include Blueberry Balsamic, Red Apple Balsamic, and Raspberry Balsamic. All three of these are terrific salad dressings or dessert toppings! Try the blueberry over vanilla ice cream for an extra special summer treat!