Each orchard season is slightly different, depending upon the weather, but for 2015 ours will run much like this:
August 1: Peaches
Aug. 29: Paula Red, Zestar
Sept. 5 (Labor Day Weekend): McIntosh, Gala, mums grown here in Litchfield County arrive
Sept. 12: Honey Crisp, Worcester Mac, Bartlett Pears
Sept. 19: Baldwin, Cortland, Red Max
Sept .26: Macoun, Blue Permaine, Spencer, Bosc Pears
Oct. 3: Empire
Oct. 10 (Columbus Day Weekend): Mutsu, Northern Spy
Oct 17: Golden Russet
Oct. 24: Fuji
Oct 31 (Halloween): Gold Rush.
We love to show pre-schoolers, scouts and small groups (up to 15 members) how our orchard operates. Any picking during tours or parties is limited to apple varieties available on given dates.
For 2015 we offer weekday orchard tours from Sept. 14 through Oct. 23, weather permitting. Baking parties can be arranged year-round. For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-738-2207 and ask for Donna.
These kids gathered lots of "drops" for eating and apple sauce. What a windfall! (And what lovely mums!)
Brownies busy among the Empires on an orchard tour.