Deep into Apple Season

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This update’s a bit late for us, so we’ll get right to the essential information: We have raw cider this weekend, all packaged in half-gallons. The apples are just beautiful right now. This weekend we have Haralson, Prairie Spy, Regent, Cortland, Scarlet Surprise, Spartan, and Honeygold. Keepsake and Greening will come next week. The Fireside were victims of […]

Dog(wood) Days!

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This weekend at the orchard we’re enjoying Dog(wood) Days, celebrating our dogs and the ciders we made in collaboration with Dogwood Coffee. We’re open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 10:00 until 6:00 both days. Cidery tours are at 11:00, 2:00, and 5:00 and the orchard tour is at 12:30 (with an additional orchard […]

Summer Update

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Our summer update in a nutshell: weeds, black raspberries, weeds, weeds, raspberries, weeds, weeds, weeds, apples! It’s only July 26, but we already picked our first bunch of apples, the Pristine variety, which is an excellent-quality summer apple. Honestly, they’re so good that the rest of the summer apples will be destined for the cider […]

Nature, Wonder, and Resilience

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Our Keepsake apples have experienced a roller coaster this year. Or, rather, *we’ve* experienced a roller coaster this year while observing our Keepsake apples. On May 15 this year, the temperature dropped down to between 28 and 29 degrees. Most of the trees were done blossoming and had set their fruit or were in the […]