Shelburne Orchards

Friday, August 24, 2012

Get ready for donuts

It’s great for me… I get thanked for making our cider donuts every September when we start making them… and then I get thanked again at the end of October when we stop… I don’t know what it is about these little cinnamon sugar coated babies, but we sure do make a lot of them… Right now before the season gets started we are fine tuning the donut machines to run smoothly. We have I think 6 donut robots, all 1960′s era… all ready to go… we only use 2 at once… the others are back up. If we ever had a breakdown and couldn’t make donuts on a busy weekend… we’d have a riot on out hands… Oh yes!! It would get ugly fast!! We’d be in big trouble… So it’s fear alone that get’s me on ebay every winter searching for more used donut making robots… meanwhile we’re set… We have pallets of ingredients coming and cider about to flow… And yes, donut robots oiled, sparkly clean and ready to go…


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pre-Harvest Jig…

Oh Yes!! It’s August… and the apples are all growing fast, getting some color… and weighing down the limbs. The Peaches are ripening every week… The only way to be kept informed about peach picking timing is through our email news letter… you can sign up for it in the “about us” tab on the home page.

It’s still very dry… we need rain. The apples seem fine, but the ground is dry and at some point the fruit will start to show signs of stress. hopefully we get rain soon… We have a full crop of both peaches and apples also our seedless table grapes look great this year… be sure to check them out when you come for the early apples… Our whole crew is in high gear getting ready for harvest… We all can’t wait!!…