Is it Fall? Putting a sweatshirt on this morning was a nice change as I ventured out with my Dad and the crew to pick the crops for the day, the cool air hinted that fall is not far away. The market offerings are already changing, apples are coming in, summer vegetables are finishing up and you can already smell the fragrant aroma of the grapes ripening. So while technically it is still summer, fall is starting here!
- Jon-A-Mac: $12 a bushel, $6.50 a half bushel, $4.00 a peck, 55 cents/lb. This is an excellent cooking and eating apple.
- Gala: $5.00 a peck, 65 cents/lb. Very few this year, so no bushels.
- Molly’s Delicious: $6.00/peck, 75 cents/lb. Very few this year, so no bushels.
- Honey Crisp: $1.00/lb. We have some trees of early Honey Crisp which allows us to have some so early in the season!
- Cortland: We have brought in just a few Cortland so far, they are $18 a bushel, $9.50 a half bushel, $6.00 peck.
Apple Varieties we will not have this year due to weather related issues:
- Northern Spies
We know that both of these apples are favorites for many of our customers. We recommend you try Jon-A-Mac’s this year in place of Macintosh (these are in the market now) and Cortland in place of Northern Spies. While they are not perfect substitutes, they are the closest.
Apple Varieties that we will have when they are ready. Most of these are several weeks away yet, but you can check the website or call for an update.
- Ida Red
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
U-Pick Apples: An estimate on when U-Pick apples might be available is the 2nd week of September. Of course it depends on the weather and how they ripen. We will post the opening date and send an email as soon as we know this. They will be the same price as last year to pick which is $12/bushel.
Grapes: We have plenty of white Niagra and blue Concord grapes this year. The white grapes may be ready the first week of September with the blue ones possibly the 2nd week of September. We will take our first samples in for a sugar check on August 31st and depending on their ripeness, try to determine when we will open. We will post the opening date on the website and send an email as soon as we know this. As most of you know, once we open the U-Pick grapes, we will have them available up until the time that Welch’s comes to harvest them. Preliminary information from Welch’s says they will probably harvest all of our grapes toward the end of September. However, this can change, so we will keep you posted with the latest.
U-Pick Grape Pricing: Will remain the same as last year which is 20 cents/lb. We will have more information coming about grapes later.
We would like to thank you as always for your continued support and for being there for us in the ups and downs we have experienced this year with our crops and the weather related problems.
Here’s to our early fall, hope to see you soon, Beth