Apples groing on trees with birdhouse
Orchard News


October 17,2016
We are now closed for the season. Thanks so much to all of you for supporting our orchard. We will miss all of you and look forward to seeing you next year. May you all be blessed with health and happiness over the coming year. Grounder Day is from 11 am to 4pm on Saturday October 22. All apples in orchard are free for a gate donation to Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka



October 14, 2014
This weekend we are offering a closing special on our beautiful crisp Nova Macs - presorted and boxed - $50 a bushel. We will have them available at the store while they last!!! Look forward to seeing you here.



October 12,2016
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend here and it was a gift to see all our long standing customers and lots of new ones! The apple crepes went over very well and lots of apples came off the trees! We are open daily from 10 to 5pm until this Sunday and we will see if we have enough apples to stay open for another week. ( Our per pound price is now $1.75)Grounder day is set for October 22 - 11 am to 4 pm with a gate donation to Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka



October 9,2016
Thanksgiving weekend is here! We have lots of Liberty George and Spy. Wagon rides from 12 -4 weather permitting, apple crepes and cider slushes! The sky is opening and it looks like a beautiful day. We are open from 10am to5pm Saturday and Sunday and from 10 am to 4pm on Monday.We are looking forward to see you here.



September 28, 2016
We have just opened our Liberty apples! There are lots so I am sure there will be lots still left for the weekend. We also have George, and some Macs and Freedom left.Making fresh cider on Friday for the weekend. Hope to see you here. We plan to be open daily until October 16th .Our hours are 10 am to 5pm with the exception of Thanksgiving monday when we will close early at 4 pm to enjoy family and turkey!!!



Sept.23, 2016. Fall has arrived and we have lots of wonderful apples. Nova Scotia Macs and Freedom are perfect right now. And we have one row of our little Priscilla. We are also opening up George this weekend which is a beautiful deep red apple - sweet and crisp. The cider is just off the press and ready for the weekend.
Liberty will be opening in about 5 days for all our Liberty fans.Hope to see you here!



September 16, 2016
The last of the Redfree apples will be picked this weekend. And we are picking Freedom and Nova Mac. Both are bountiful aand waiting for you to pick them! Fresh cider is just being made. May be a bit of rain late Saturday so come earlier in the day but we are open rain or Shine.



September 9,2016
The weather has cooled down and is cooperating for apple picking. We have some Beautiful Redree left and are opening some of our Nova Macs for those who like them tart. Lots of Freedom are now open as well So you can take your pick! Look forward to seeing you here!



September 2, 2016
What a beautiful weekend for apple picking coming up! Our Redfree apple is bountiful on the trees right now and the fresh cider is just being made for the weekend. Freedom apple is also coming ripe and we may open some rows this weekend. Hope to see you here!



August 26, 2016
We are open for the season today! Our first fresh pressed apple cider from Pristine apples and Redfree apples are ready for picking. Hours are 10 am to 5pm daily every day until the end of harvest. Hope to see you here!



August 16,2016
Oh the welcome rain!The apples love it.We have lots this year but with the warm dry weather they are a little lazy ripening.Many customers have already contacted us about Redfree, one of our first early apples. This variety is an outstanding eating and saucing apple, making lovely pink sauce.
We are in the process of getting ready to open and will be officially open for picking daily Friday August 26th. Hours are from 10 am to 5pm daily. We look forward to seeing you here!



Thanksgiving weekend is over and the orchard is now closed for the season. I would like to deeply thank all our customers vendors and supporters for a good year and we look forward to seeing you again ( with a great crop!) next year.
Our cider will be at the Brick works and with Mama Earth Organics for a month or two. Make sure you get some to freeze for the holiday season!
Be well and thank you again.
gaye



October 5th Well this weekend we were nearly picked out! Everyone wanted the Spy and Liberty and from the looks of the trees, they got them. With so little left in the orchard we are only going to be open Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Closed for the season Sunday night. all apples left in the orchard will be a dollar a pound,( it will be a treasure hunt!) and we will have lots of fresh cider for you . we will also have hot cider and those wonderful homemade donuts and wagon rides from 12 -4. Thanks to all for a great season.



October 1,2015
First day of October already. We will be picking Liberty this weekend and open some of the Spy as well. Lots of beautiful Liberty Left.Thanksgiving weekend we will be open Saturday and Sunday to 5pm and Monday to 4 pm. Free wagon rides from noon to 4pm Thanks giving weekend!



sept 25,2015
oh I'm late this week! A beautiful weekend coming up and the Liberty are ready for picking. Just delicious and crunchy right now. We have opened the little trees and the big ones will follow shortly.Still lots of Freedom in the trees too.
Our cider slush will be on and we are looking forward to seeing you!



Sept. 17th
The Macs will be finished by the end of this weekend but lots of Freedom coming ripe! Priscilla will be here too. Next weekend I think our awesome Liberty will be ready. a very bountiful crop this year.Our new cider slushes have had rave reviews and we will be making fresh cider tomorrow. Hope to see you here.
Gaye



September 9, 2015
Lots of brave pickers were out in the orchard this weekend. We have started picking Nova Macs and some Freedom and have lots coming ready for the weekend. On Saturday we are hosting a family festival for #mysistersplace Lots of fun things to do - wagon rides, tattooing and a discount on apples to support a good cause.lots of #dickeybee honey and #organicapples hope to see you here!



September 1, 2015
We are open daily from 10am to 5pm starting September 5th and the Nova Scotia Macintosh will be ready for picking . They will be crisp and delicious and some of our Freedom will also be available. We will have fresh unpasteurized cider and a new treat this year - pure cider slushes. great on a warm day after hard work picking!Get out early as our crop is lighter than last year and the apples will go quickly!
Hope to see you here.



August 19th 2015
The apples are coming along well and this heat has accelerated the ripening of our early apples. Our official opening is September 5th but we will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 August 22/23 AND 29/30 FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO LOVE OUR REDFREE APPLE AND WANT TO PICK THEM!



October 6th,2014
We are approaching Thanksgiving weekend and will be open Saturday
and Sunday until 5 pm and closing Monday at 4 pm for the season.
Lots of apples left! Spy Trent and Goldrush. Wagon rides from 12 -
4 , homemade donuts and hot cider. I hear there's also some popcorn
coming!
We will not be having a grounder day this year due to work that has
to be done in the orchard at closing.



September 25 2014
What gorgeous days this week and the trees are staring to turn
beautiful colours, We are picking Nova Mac and Freedom. We also
have some Priscilla and George. Our beautiful Liberty will open
this weekend. They go fast so if you want them I suggest you come
this weekend or eraly next week. After Liberty, in October, we have
Trent, Nova Spy and Goldrush.I will keep you posted!



September 13.2014
A bit late this week with the wind and rain. We are currently picking Nova Macintosh and it is beautiful and juicy right now. Great crunch to it! Hope to see you here - our fresh cider has just gone on the shelf.



September 13,2014
I'm a bit late this week - with the wind and rain we have been picking Macs before they blow on the ground. Today is a rainy day here but Sunday is supposed to be beautiful and the Macintosh is at it's prime - crisp and juicy.Lots of fresh cider . Hope to see you here!
Gaye



September 5,2014
What a warm day today. We are almost finished our Redfree apple and are opening all our rows of Nova macs for the weekend!Just made fresh cider with our Redfree apple and had our apple cakes arrive!Hope we see you here.



August 31,2014
Well the orchard opened yesterday for the season! We had our usual hiccups - the cash register didn't work,the moneris paper was in upside down and didn't print but overall it was a good day and many of our regular customers showed up to start the season. And get their first taste of fresh cider for the year. We are picking Redfree this week and have opened up a few of our Mac rows for those who like them really tart. I checked and we opened August 17th last year so our season is 2 weeks late - cool weather slowed the growing down.
Hope to see you here. Gaye



August 7,2014
Well we are very busy this week cutting the grass and getting ready to open the orchard! Our opening day will be August 30th and we will be open daily from 10 am to 5pm every day until the end of the season.Next week we will start arranging for other organic produce and other supplies for our store. Getting excited!!!



July 30, 2014
Our apples are coming along and we have a great crop this year.We need some warm weather now to bring them to ripening!
We've been very busy this summer lowering the height of our trees to make them more accessible for picking. What a great job our staff has done. You will really notice a difference if you have been here before!
I will begin posting regularly now as the apples ripen and hope to see you during harvest season.
gaye