We're picking apples! Most people don't think it's really fall until the Jonathans are ripe, and now they are. The other varieties are coming along as well. We hope the rain continues (but not on the weekends, of course) to keep putting size on the apples. And we're as glad as you are that the temperatures are starting to feel like fall.
The bakery is producing all your favorite goodies: Fruit pies of all flavors, giant chocolate chip and flaxseed oatmeal cookies, decorated sugar cookies, turnovers and more. Feel free to call ahead so we'll have what you want when you arrive.
The tractor is running on the weekends and Molly the German Shepherd usually escorts it. The geese and the ducks are swimming on the pond. There are new young chickens to visit - can you tell which ones lay green eggs? Tom Turkey will gladly gobble for you. The chief engineer has his train engine out most weekend afternoons for rides. The bunnies need a leafy snack. And of course there are the kitties, including Felix, our newest young cat.
As you may already know, our iconic red apple barn (the main building) was completely destroyed by fire on May 4, 2014. Our market, bakery, cider operation, wreath making equipment, coolers, walk-in freezer (which contained hundreds of gallons of cider and many apple pies worth of filling), and countless other items were totally lost. With over thirty years in business, we had accumulated a lot of stuff, and guess where it was stored.
We intend to rebuild. We want to make it better. We want to do it right. In the interim, we will have temporary operations in place in order to continue to do business. Please bear with us during this season.
Just a note: the parking is free, the play area is free, the wagon ride is free, and the country ambiance is free. We are family owned and operated; our bakery goods are hand made on-site and our apples aren't always as pretty as the store bought varieties - but they usually taste better. We aren't a big operation, but we put a lot of heart into making you feel at home. So take a break from reality, put down your iPhone, "Come visit us!"