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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.
Join us this weekend, September 5th - 7th, for our Harvest Festival Weekend! This marks the start of our Pick-Your-Own apple season. Enjoy a wagon ride, a walk through the hay maze, play lawn games with the kids, enjoy pizza, stock up on fresh veggies and other produce or gifts in the farmstand after you pick apples! The farmstand is open daily from 9-6 and pick-your-own will run daily from 10-5. Call ahead for availability or conditions: 207-647-9419.
The farmstand is packed with tons of late summer produce including tomatoes, peppers. cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, kohlrabi and more! We had a big harvest of potatoes last week and have plenty available in the farmstand. Available varieties include Red Gold, French Fingerling, Purple Fingerlings and White New Potatoes.
Apples are being harvested daily with new varieties available each week! This week we have Red Free, Orange Sweet, Pristine, William's Pride, Vista Belle and more. European pears are available in the farmstand for the first time this season!
The Maine State Pomological Society welcomes you to celebrate Maine’s Apple Harvest, statewide, on the 13th Annual Maine Apple Sunday this Sunday, September 13, 2015. Many orchards are offering tasty treats, wagon rides, music, pick-your-own, and more in celebration of Maine Apple Sunday.
Join us here at Pietree Orchard to celebrate Maine's apple harvest and heritage! Pick-your-own apples, wagon rides, lawn games, hay-maze open from 10am-5pm. Enjoy free apple crisp (while it lasts) with our orchardist, Scott Miller, to learn about and taste different varieties of apples grown here at the orchard. We are especially excited to host an Apple Naming Contest from 10am-2pm. All are invited to taste the ME8256 apple and submit a name for a chance to win. Our group of esteemed apple growers will review the entries and pick a winner by late November 2015! This will officially become the name the ME8256 is known and sold as! This is an exciting and rare opportunity for the public! FMI please contact Scott Miller or Alexandra Tomaso at (207) 647-4124.
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.