Shelburne Orchards

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Big Day coming!!

Don’t forget…Sunday September 12th, Vermont Small Farms Food Festival..

This day is a wonderful event, showcasing many of our small farms in Vermont. This is a time when the community here in the Burlington area, gets to meet the farmers. These are the people behind the package on the store shelves. And, for the Farmers get to meet the community they are growing and selling there produce to.. We raffle off a table every year as the symbol of the event. The table represents the place where the farmers and the community meet to “Break Bread”. Each farm brings a prepared dish from whatever it is they grow, to sell. The food is always wonderful and there is a stage with local musicians playing throughout the day.. expect 2000 to 3000 people to show up. ….It’s a BIG DAY!!!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Apples to Apples

Harvest is coming on early!.. The Paula Red apples are ready to pick now.. We are having a good year so far. The Peaches varieties are ripening one after the other .. So we will have perfect peaches right through into September. We will not however be making cider until the McIntosh ripen. I’m sure they will be for Food fest. On the 12th of September.. Along with Cider making comes.. The cider donuts,, everyone is asking me “When are the donuts coming”… “If you climb the tallest tree and look out across the forbidden forest as far as you can see,,, You just might see them… rolling, slowly.. hot and crispy.. in our direction.. and if the breeze is in the right direct.. you can surely smell them…