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The pumpkins, squash, gourds, and sweet corn have been planted and seem to be fairing quite well with all the rain and cooler temperatures.  We were worried the cooler temperatures would keep the bees away from the apple blossoms, but things are looking quite well at this point. The honeyberries (Indigo Gem) and two varieties… Continue reading Untitled

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It’s been a busy spring for us at the orchard.  We decided to pull out almost all of the Fireside trees and a few others that were affected by the fire blight from last year.  Hopefully, this year will be more normal for temperatures and not breed the bacteria like last year.  Our first shipment… Continue reading Untitled

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Well spring has yet to arrive with green grass and flowers; all we see is snow! From the orchard’s stand point this isn’t so bad.  Last year we were dealing with unseasonably warm temperatures and then a late freeze.  We have completed the pruning and found more fire blight than expected.  We will be monitoring… Continue reading Untitled

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The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and its time to start pruning trees!!  We get excited this time of the year to get back into the orchard and see how winter affected the trees.  You may have noticed we now have a calendar page (under construction).  We will use that to announce… Continue reading Untitled

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January had us busy attending conferences and trade shows by MN Apple Growers Association and MN Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association.  We learned a lot of interesting things and look forward to implementing them at the orchard this year.  We will be planting Honeyberries this year.  They are a member of the honeysuckle family and ripen earlier… Continue reading Untitled

2013

2013 has made its appearance, the orchard is getting a much needed rest waiting for the arrival of spring in a few short months, and we have time to plan for the summer and fall.  We hope each of you have a happy and healthy year. We look forward to seeing you again.

Happy Thanksgiving

We have officially wrapped up our second season and would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support and excitement.  It was a tough growing year and we sure hope that 2013 brings us the weather we in Minnesota are used to!!  Guess we will just have to wait and see what Mother Nature decides… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

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Its been too long since the last post.  We have been busy at the orchard picking, selling, & getting ready for fall.  We still have Honeycrisp and a few Fireside apples. We also have for sale unpastuerized apple cider made from our delicious-nutritious Honeycrisp.  It is so good and is available by the gallon or half gallon. … Continue reading Untitled

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It feels like fall is finally in the air with the cooler temperatures.  The apples are ripening up nicely, the pumpkins are turning orange already, and we have raspberries waiting for people to pick and enjoy them.  The apple cider press is almost ready and just needs to be tested before any customers can use… Continue reading Untitled

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We will be open for business on Saturday, September 1st. Hours are 9-5 and we look forward to seeing everyone!!