Shelburne Orchards

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Season will end early!!

We are having a fantastic year here at the orchard. The weather is such a big factor.. It has been gorgeous!! I can advertise till I'm blue in the face, but if the sun comes out.. people come. And that they have!! As far as people coming..we have had record braking days right through September.. not only weekends but also week days. The result of this is that the apples are getting picked faster than ever before and it looks like we will be finished for the season earlier than in the past. Clearly we are at least a week ahead of where we were last year. Last year was a bumper crop. We started this season with less apples than a year ago and this also is a factor. My advise is, If you want apples from us this year.. come sooner than later!! If you wait till late October you may miss your chance.. Nick

Monday, September 29, 2014

Start Planning for Hard Cider Day

Saturday September 18th is a day to put on your calendar. It's both "Truck load Saturday" and "Hard Cider Saturday"!! We squeeze a wonderful combination of apples for making hard cider.. Many of the best cider apple varieties are the old heirloom varieties that were grown for their preference in making good cider. We add many of these together to fill a 1000 gallon tank for filling your carboys!! unpasteurized, unfiltered, and ready to go.. we also sell various yeasts, fermentation locks and carboys to anyone who might need equipment to start making their own. Rob Healy, A.K.A "Carboy" will be on hand to answer any questions and share recipes. We also have a great deal on drops that same day.. $50 for all the apples you can fit in a pickup truck.. ( There will not be as many apples this season as there have been in past years )

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Oh Baby, Big Beautiful Apples!!!

We are in the zone now!! The apples are ripe and ready to be picked. McIntosh are our biggest seller.. and this time of year is their best season.. They are sweet and sour at the same time, and when you sink your teeth into one straight off the tree, you'll understand why this part of New England is called "McIntosh Country"!!! Or cider press is up and running, our donut machines are steadily pumping out thousands of donuts.. and the cool days of fall are giving us back our superpowers!!! We have many varieties of apples that ripen at different times throughout the season... See you at the orchard!!! ...Nick