The last few years have been a challenge to say the least but in a couple weeks, we will be ready. You just need to stay positive! The majority of what we will have this fall will be seconds and we will have them for sale in half-bushel bags and a very reduced price. They may not be the prettiest, but they are still fine for apple sauce and apple pies. If you are looking to cook alot or just want to stock up your freezer, this is the way to go. We will also have some normal apples but until we actually start to pick them I'm not sure how many we will have. At this point, the majority of the varieties we will have will be State Fair, Zestar, Sweet Sixteen, Haralson, Prairie Magic and some Honey Crisp. I will post each week what will be available. There will also be other varieties but in smaller quantities and again, until we start to pick them we won't know how many there are. All the apples are about 2 weeks behind because of the late spring this year and thats why the late start. On a positive note, the bees are looking to have a good year, so there should be a good supply of fresh honey available! The apples this year will also be pre-picked. You are certainly able to walk around the orchard, but we will do the picking. This may be a shorter season than we normally have but it will still be fun. Fall is one of the best times to be outside.
One last thing for those of you who have not been to the orchard before. We do accept both cash and checks but not cards. I have had several people ask and thats why I am mentioning it here. At any rate, I want to thank all of you for being patient as we go through all of this and we hope to see you in a couple of weeks! I put in a few pictures of what we are up against this fall. A hail storm can be a nasty thing!