Fall Season – September through November
We grow 16 varieties of apples that ripen from mid August until late October. Most varieties are available for pick your own starting the first weekend in September. There will be hayrides to the orchard on weekends. We are open for picking 10 to 5 daily and 11 to 5 on Sunday. We usually have at least ten different varieties available in the market and sell them by the pound or in five pound bags. Depending on the size of the crop we may have some varieties for sale in half bushel quantities. Some of our apples are turned into fresh cider.
Pumpkins and Squash
We grow several kinds of winter squash including Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti. In addition, we grow a variety of sizes of Halloween pumpkins. You can select from those on display, beginning the last weekend in September, or go out to the field and pick your own. A new feature is a collection of more than 30 varieties of heirloom pumpkins and squash. Most of them can be cooked like butternut squash or just used as unusual decorations.
The last weekend of September our farmstead turns into a “Pumpkin Fantasyland”. Walk into our farmstead and be surrounded by pumpkin characters and Halloween fun. We decorate with full size figures with pumpkin or gourd heads representing farm folks, storybook characters and some of your favorite TV characters. There is also a group of aliens with their crashed spaceship. A graveyard has some very humorous inscriptions, most of them borrowed from real cemeteries.
Mixed in with the figures are hundreds of pumpkins from minis to some big ones. We also have an assortment of heirloom pumpkins and squash and decorative gourds. Indian corn, broomcorn and corn stalks for fall decorating are available.
Farm Fun Land
This farm theme play area is geared to children three to ten and admission is free. There is a corn maze, play fort with slide, grain bin, straw tunnel and many photo opportunities.
From Our Farm Kitchen
In the fall our market is stocked with the apple butter we make and about 20 kinds of preserves. Cider and honey from the farm will be available. In addition we sell a large selection of preserves, salsa, pickles, relishes, candy and other items from various suppliers.