FALL HAS ARRIVED

First frost and fall is here.  We are now picking Zestar!, Kinderkrisp ,Chestnut Crab and Autumn Blush.  For U Pick we have raspberries and pumpkins.

The apple pies are made and on weekends we even have them baked for you.  I have added some new varieties of Jams this year and two of our favorites are Peach Melon and Peach Cardamom.

The Maze, Charlote’s Web, will be open the weekend of Sept 20.  U Pick apples will open with Haralson and should be Sept 29.  Hoeneycrisp should be ready by Sept 20

credit: Helen Rosner

credit: Helen Rosner

OPEN for the 2014 Apple Season

We are now open for the 2014 Apple season. We have Zestar! and Summercrisp Pear available now and will have Knderkrisp by Sept.6. Check out our large assortment of jam including new this year Black Currant, Peach Cardamom and Peach Melon. We open every day from 10-6

Winter Time

The orchard in the snow

The orchard in the snow

Last week we finally turned the water off in the barn, the last step in shutting it down for the Fall 2013 season. The winter is a time for us to wind down, to finally take a seat on the couch in the middle of the day and relax without guilt. However, it’s not entirely knitting socks or bringing the dogs for walks around the orchard. The winter is significantly less busy but still full of farm responsibilities like pruning the thousands of fruit trees, cleaning the remnants of last season, preparing jams for next year, and ordering seeds for the upcoming season.

We look forward to seeing you come farmers market season in June, and be well until then.

Thanksgiving Pies

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Ok it is time to order those Thanksgiving pies.  Here is what we have got going this year.

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You must order by Monday November 25.  Pick up is at the farm Wednesday November 27 between 12:00 and 6:00.  Please order by email fairfarm@lakedalelink.net or phone (320)236-7685. or at the farm.  Leave what pie you want and if it is baked or frozen, your name and an email or phone #

 

 

Aside

Pie tasting

It’s pie day Sunday Nov. 3. We will have 7 different apple pies for you to taste and vote for your favorite. We chose our favorites
-All Haralson
-All Haralgold (one of our apples)
-All Intensity ( one of our apples)
-Fairhaven Farm Blend (Haralson,Autumn Blush, Sweet 16 and Cortland)
-New England Blend ( Macintosh and Cortland)
-European Blend (Tumanga, Lubsk Queen and Sampion)

You may taste any 3 for $2 or all 7 for $3. Tasting will be held 1-4 on Sunday while supply lasts.  Free coffee to wash it down.

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The Ultimate Fall Day

The sun is going to shine and it is going to great day for picking apples, or grapes, or raspberries, or pumpkins. What the heck pick them all, and you can at Fairhaven Farm! It’s peak time for an apple orcahrd, almost all the fruit is available. So take a drive to see the fall colors and end at the orchard. Today we will have all the baked goodies in the shop along with interesting jams and jellies. You can walk through the maze or take a leisurely horse drawn wagon ride. Its going to be the ultimate fall day.

The sun is going to shine and it’s going to be a great day for picking apples or grapes or raspberries or pumpkins.  What the heck pick them all and you can at Fairhaven Farm.  It’s peak time for an apple orchard, almost all the fruit is available.  So take a drive to see the Fall colors and end at the orchard.  Today we will have all the baked goodies in the shop along with lots of interesting jams and jellies.  You can walk through the maze or take a leisurely horse-drawn wagon ride.  It’s going to be the ultimate fall day.IMG_4043 IMG_4952 IMG_4539 IMG_4537

Intensity

Intensity, a new Fairhaven Farm apple developed by Dave Macgregor, has the crispness of Honeycrisp with the tart-sweet zing of Haralson. IMG_0424 Intensity is currently only available at Fairhaven Farm, and you won’t want to miss out on it. Other apples we now have include Honeycrisp, Haralson, Kinderkrisp, Autumn Blush, Ginger Gold, Chestnut crab, Jonamac, and Sweet 16.  You may also pick your own grapes, raspberries, apples and pumpkins.  Our Peter Pan corn maze is open to run around in,  and  horse drawn wagon rides will be available for the less energized, weather permitting.

 

It’s all happening guys:

Apple season is truly here.