Thursday, December 19, 2013

Warmer Weather Please!!

Of course, part of the fun on the farm is taking care of the animals during the cold snaps. The thing that I love the most is when all the water freezes in the barn. The water line running to the barn and the chicken waterers, all solid as a rock. That means that all the waterers must be brought to the house to thaw out and be refilled every day. Not a huge deal, but pretty much doubles morning chore time. Plus, the chickens just won't go out in the snow, which means a lot more feed consumption.
Looking forward to the warmer weather coming!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Apples IV

We will be heading to the organic orchard tomorrow (Thursday) for your cider and apples. Pick up for your orders will be at our farm Saturday 12/21  9-5.  If you cannot pick up Saturday, just let us know when you will be coming and we will have your order ready for you.  Sorry for the week delay.  Mother Nature is not always cooperative.


Happy Holidays!
Vicky and Steve

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Apples II

We have sufficient early orders to warrant the apple trip.  If any one else would like to order apples or cider, deadline for ordering is midnight Monday.  Apples and cider will be ready to pick up at the farm Saturday 12/14 from 9-5.  If you can't make it during that time, we can make other arrangements.

Happy Holidays!!


Locally yours,
Vicky and Steve

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Don't know about you, but our apple supply is getting a little low.  We will make another run to our friends in Pennsylvania, Oyler's Organic Farm if there's enough orders.  Remember these apples are all organically grown.  No sprays and none dipped in wax to enhance appearance.  I know many of us get waxed to enhance appearance, but we don't eat it!  At least I don't think you eat it.  I've never been waxed so I really don't know.  Well, I say I've never been waxed, there was that whole back hair incident back in the nineties that was a horrible mistake from the start...uh..ok...let's get back to apples. Anyway, the apples are $2.49 a pound and the cider is $9 a gallon and $5 a half gallon.  Many of you who bought cider the last time said it was the best you ever had and I have to agree.  The cider is nothing but apples and is not pasteurized.

Just shoot us an email or give us a call to order.  We will have to know what kind of apples and how many pounds of each type you want.  There's about 3 or 4 to the pound.  If you want cider we'll need to know how much you would like.  Remember you can freeze the cider if you want to store it.

Also, we have plenty of eggs, chicken and honey that's always available at the farm year round. Eggs and honey are self serve.  If you are interested in chicken just honk your horn for service.

Here are the apples available with a brief description.  As you can see there are a few new varieties since last time.   If non-perfect skin on your apple bothers you, I found in the last batch we brought to the farm the York was probably the nicest looking

Golden Supreme

The Golden Supreme apple is a good multipurpose apple due to its crispness.  It’s crispness makes it good for fresh eating while it also holds it’s shape nicely for baking. It is white to light-cream colored flesh.  The flavor is sweet tart. 
Golden Delicious

The Golden Delicious is sweet, mellow, and juicy.  It is less crisp then a Golden Supreme, but is still a firm apple.

Red Delicious

The Red Delicious is sweet but very mild flavor.  It is a refreshing apple to eat due to it’s light crispness.

Ida Red

The Ida Red is a sweet tart apple that has a slightly pink flesh.  If your looking to make applesauce, this apple will give your sauce a pleasant color. 


The York apple has several strong characteristics.  It is firm, crisp, slightly tart, and juicy.  This apple is ideal for storing over the winter months.


The Enterprise apple has a sharp flavor with a white to cream colored flesh.  This apple stores well and has great cooking qualities.


The Fuji apple is very sweet and juicy.  It’s the perfect fresh eating apple.  It tastes great on salads and makes a great unsweetened applesauce.

Gold Rush

The Gold Rush has a crisp hard flesh and develops a sweeter flavor the longer you store it after harvest.  It is harvested late in the season.



Locally yours,
Vicky and Steve