Apple Crop and Season Outlook for 2017


Apple growers navigate weather-related challenges at every stage in the year-round fruit-production cycle — as organic growers, these challenges are heightened and our success depends on employing creative solutions to the often unique weather-related problems. There are limitations on what we can do to intervene when balls of ice rain from the sky on developing fruit, however. Thus, we want to let our customers know that this year, due to a severe summer hailstorm, we do not have the crop to support Pick-Your-Own, so we are not able to offer PYO apples in 2017. 

What does it mean when there is no Pick-Your-Own? Eat more kale Drink more cider!

We are still welcoming visitors to the farm in beautiful Dummerston, VT. At this time, we have Paula Reds available, as well as peaches (peach outlook: another week or two– come and get them now!). Also, we have just filled the freezers with our own pasture-raised beef and pork! We have plenty of ground beef, steaks, roasts, sausage, and bacon. Free-range eggs from the farm are available as well as the usual organic apple cider vinegar, our VT maple syrup, and farm-made preserves.

Thank you for your continued support! See you at the farmstand and Brattleboro Farmer’s Market!