Although we still have PLENTY of apples and storage veggies, we find it great to mix it up before growing season really starts up again. For instance, Josh, in the farmstand, created a "reheat and eat" veggie lasagna. Super easy solution for dinner and still tastes homemade (just saves you a bit of work...)Read More
We are so excited to offer snowshoeing at the orchard this winter! Come check it out every Friday - Sunday this winter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find out more here.Read More
However you choose to celebrate this season - we wish the best to you and your loved ones and hope to see you soon at the farm!Read More
Lots of exciting things at the Farmstand for the holidays. We are now taking pie orders and we also have Gingerbread Men Kits available! Find out the details...Read More
It's hard to believe December is here! Beginning tomorrow, December 4th, we will be moving to our winter hours. We will be open each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will have apples, veggies and will be baking up LOTS of treats for you! We will have pizza and donuts daily, too, of course! We can't wait to continue to see you all winter long!Read More
We will be closed November 26th for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with friends and family!! We will reopen Friday at 9 a.m. Stop by and check out our brand new Gingerbread House Kits!Read More
You still have time to get an order in for holiday pies! Let us help you check one thing off your list prepping for the holidays...Read More
The fields may be shutting down but we still have plenty of fresh produce in the farmstand. From the greenhouse we have a fresh harvest of kale, mustard greens, chard, and Asian greens. From the fields we have winter squash, leeks, beets, onions, cabbage, parsnips, turnips and more!
From the orchard we have over a dozen types of apples and both Asian and European pears. There are plenty of Macs, Cortlands and many others including Liberty, Snow Sweet, Romes, Crimson Crisp and more! Utility apples are available too- just in time for Holiday baking. Varieties include Macs, Cortland and Honeycrisp. For pears we have Bosc, Vermont Beauty, and Asian varieties available.
Planning your holiday gatherings? Let us do some of the baking this year! We are now accepting orders for Thanksgiving pies. Pumpkin, apple, apple-cranberry, mixed berry and more are available. All of our pies are homemade and filled with our fruit! Gluten-Free options are also available. We are taking pre-orders for Dunham Farm's that you can pick up here at the farmstand!
Pick-Your-Own Apples is still open! Our fields are open daily 10am-5pm with Macs, Cortlands, Winesaps and Rome apples available for PYO. The Macs and Cortlands are great if you are using them right away, either for fresh eating or cooking. If you are looking for keepers you want the Rome and Winesap apples. This is the last weekend we are offering free wagon rides through the fields. Come on up this weekend! The picking is still good and the views are stunning with the last of the fall color hanging on the trees.
The fields are shutting down as the cold weather approaches and many crops are being harvested and stored. The last of many crops are available in the farmstand this week. We still have plenty of storage crops such as leeks, beets, onions, garlic, and more! Fresh from the greenhouse we have tomatoes both green and red, as well greens including chard and kale. If you are looking for something specific, please call ahead.
Many varieties of apples and pears are available in the farmstand. The Esopus Spitzenburg, Westfield Seek-No-Further, Freyburg, Northen Spy and other late season apples just arrived in the farmstand. For tasting notes check out our What's Growing page. We also have a good supply of Asian and European Pears available at the farmstand.
For the first time ever we will be open ALL YEAR! We will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting December 4th through May 2016! We will offer our vegetables, apples, breads, pies and pizza all winter. FMI call the farmstand at (207) 647- 9419.
Check out all that is fresh and available at Pietree this week!Read More
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.
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!
Pick-your-own apples is open daily 10am-5pm. Right now we are picking Macintosh- we except Cortlands to be available shortly. We have a great selection of apples available in the farmstand! New this week is the ME8256- that are are naming this weekend for Maine Apple Sunday! Come taste this juicy, crisp apple for yourself and take a shot at naming it! Other apple varieties includeOrange Sweet, William's Pride, Paula Red, Vista Belle and more!
Join us here at Pietree Orchard to celebrate Maine's apple harvest and heritage this Sunday, September 13th! 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 and exciting opportunity for the public! FMI please contact Scott Miller or Alexandra Tomaso at (207) 647-4124.
The farmstand is open daily 9am-6pm and is packed with fresh produce and baked goods. We have an abundance of fresh peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beans, potatoes and more! The bakers are busy making fresh breads including sandwich loaves and wood-fired focaccia daily. There is also something to satisfy everyones sweet tooth! Cookies, pies, whoopie pies, jams and more are available daily. Come on up and see what is fresh and available today!!
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.
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!
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!
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!