Well it was an extended season due to our large crop but our u-pick is finally closed! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the apples and the view; it was definitely a great season. If you haven’t had your apple fix then our outlet is still open with Honey Crisp, Spartan, Empire, Ambrosia, and Cortland. We also have a lot of feed apples available (50lb bag for $10) by calling or texting Chuck at 474-3301.
Thanks again everyone and please check back as we will be updating the website and Facebook every once and a while to give you a sneak peek as to how our orchard works in the off season.
Our season is coming to a close but we will be open this weekend with lots of Cortland, Empire, and Spartan as well as some Honey Crisp and limited Macs. As always we are cash only.
The picture is of our Empire apple trees which is a new variety to a lot of people. It originates from New York state and is a mix between MacIntosh and Red Delicious. It has a sweet – tart like taste which makes it my favourite. Come out for a beautiful fall weekend and give them a try!
A visit from CBC New Brunswick and Connaught Street School. The article contains a video.
Why spend all day in school when you can be outdoors?
A group of kindergarten and Grade 1 students from Connaught Street School in Fredericton was given the opportunity to drop their books, get on the bus and pick some apples.
Wyn Everett works at Everett Family Orchard, where the children ventured. She said she often receives groups of children at the orchard in the autumn. Not only is it a bonus to the orchard, she said the children learn something.
“We love having the children here. It teaches them that apples grow on trees and not at the grocery store. It helps them to see agriculture at its finest,” said Everett.
Everett is not alone in thinking the orchard has educational value. The students’ teacher Jackie Spin agrees.
“It’s important to kind of get in touch with our local farmers … learn about good nutrition,” said Spin.
The young apple pickers aren’t likely to need apples for a while judging by the size of their hauls and the difficulty missing baby teeth present when eating them.
This week we will have Honey Crisp at $1.50/lb as well as Mac, Cortland, Empire, Gala, and Spartan at $1.00/lb.
We’ll be open everyday 10-6 including Thanksgiving Monday and are cash only. This week is NB wellness week so be sure to get your apple a day!
It’s that time of year! Honey Crisp and Cortland will be available starting Friday (Sept 30th). We will also have Macs as well as limited Lobo, Imperial Gala, and Ginger Gold.
The Honey Crisp is $1.50/lb and everything else is $1.00/lb. We are open 10-6 and are cash only. The weather is looking great for the next several days so see you out in the orchard!
We’ve had a great opening weekend despite a bit of rain. This weekend the Lobo, Macs, and Gala will be ready, as well as lots of Ginger Gold. Everything is $1.00/lb and please note we only accept cash.
Looking forward, we are thinking that the Honey Crisp and Cortland will be ready the following weekend (very first of October). We are usually open until the end of Thanksgiving weekend, depending on supplies. We look forward to seeing everyone over the next several weeks!
This weekend we will have sunrise, alexander, Dudley, and Ginger Gold available in the u-pick and some quantities in the outlet. The Dudley are an excellent cooking apple, especially good for apple sauce. The Ginger Gold are a newer variety and are a nice small eating apple.
All varieties are $1.00/lb and please note we only accept cash. See you on the weekend!
Hey everyone, just a quick note that we are opening September 12th with Paula Red, followed by ginger gold later in the week. Both will be $1/lb and please note that we only accept cash. Check out the rest of our website for more info on other varieties as well as directions and recipes. See you next week!
Hope everyone has enjoyed their summer. Just a quick update to let you know that we are planning to open mid September. We will know more as the month goes on so please be sure to check back and follow us on Facebook.
hello all, we’ve gone through the orchard and have several bin of pre-picked Cortland, Spartan, and Empire available in the outlet for $0.75/lb. These are great looking apples and will be your last chance to stock up on some local apples for winter!