2008 Report

The Homestretch for the 2008 Season!

It’s hard to believe but the 2008 season is moving into the home stretch. As I having always said about the September to late November season: “We begin the season sweating and end it freezing!” That’s been true so far again this year.

The quality and quantity of apples this year has been excellent. Several weekends we have been able to offer 25 different varieties of fruit and we held at 15 to 20 on the others. That should hold true for the balance of the season.

Our cider this year has been exceptionally rich right from the start of the season. Our own orchard is now producing significant quantities of heirloom and unusual varieties that combined make for very interesting flavors.

Beginning Saturday November 8 we will start taking Thanksgiving pie orders. The best way to assure that you have the pies you want waiting for you at holiday time is to order and pay for them in advance. This system has proven to be very workable in past years and we’ll do so again this year. Of course we’ll try to accommodate those who haven’t pre-ordered as best we can, but to be safe, order early. Our expanded holiday hours are posted elsewhere on the website.

Finally, if you want to order large (10-plus gallons) of cider for freezing, please let us know in advance. We have no trouble meeting the demand if we have a pretty good idea of what we’ll need to make.

As always, thank you for your patronage and encouragement as we continue through in season number 32!


Geoff Thompson

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