Available This Weekend

Available this weekend in the barn on September 22 and 23: Honeycrisp, SweeTango, Chestnut Crab, Wealthy, Ginger Gold, Cortland, Sweet Sixteen, and Macintosh apples; and Luscious, Parker, Patten, and Jung pears.

 Luscious pears, one of four pear varieties available this weekend

Luscious pears, one of four pear varieties available this weekend

Next weekend, look for the following:

  • Haralson apples (in addition to most of what’s available this week)

  • Raw fresh-pressed cider

  • Fresh-pressed juice flight

  • High-proof cider flight

  • And all of our regular ciders: Scrumpy Original, Rustic Apple, Cherry Rhubarb, Perennial, Northern Spy, Minnesota Mule, Jackalope, Whippersnapper, and Wassail

Available This Weekend

Available this weekend in the barn on September 15 and 16: Honeycrisp, SweeTango, Chestnut Crab, Wealthy, Zestar!, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Firecracker apples; and Luscious, mystery (unknown variety), Parker, Patten, Nova, and Jung pears.

 Ginger Gold, available this weekend and next weekend — and that’ll be its season

Ginger Gold, available this weekend and next weekend — and that’ll be its season

Next weekend, look for the following:

  • Sweet Sixteen and Macintosh apples (in addition to most of what’s available this week)

  • Raw fresh-pressed cider

  • New in hard cider for the season: Jackalope and Whippersnapper

  • Fresh-pressed juice flight

  • High-proof cider flight

  • And all of our regular ciders: Scrumpy Original, Rustic Apple, Cherry Rhubarb, Perennial, Northern Spy, Minnesota Mule, and Wassai

Makers of MN Podcast

Stephanie Hansen of 107.1's The Weekly Dish and her own Makers of MN podcast sat down with me a few weeks ago to talk about cider and the orchard. You can tell exactly where she stumped me in the conversation when she asked about the balance between business and lifestyle, which I've thought about a lot since we recorded and particularly while I've been doing things like tending the pigs, the chickens, and the garden -- none of which contribute to our bottom line but have a great deal to do with our values and why we choose to do what we do. 

Apple Blossom Day

We'll be open on Sunday, May 20 for apple blossoms from 11:00-4:00. It'll be our usual, low key day; bring a picnic if you like.