PEACHES 2022 CANCELLED

2022.08.14

I AM SORRY TO REPORT THAT PEACHES 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO MAKE THE TRIP TO CT TO GET THE PEACHES AND PEARS FOR THIS SEASON.

I DO EXPECT, THOUGH, TO BE ABLE TO OFFER PEACHES AND MAYBE PEARS NEXT SEASON.

PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE IN THE SRING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PLANT SALES, AND, BEGINNING IN EARLY JULY, INFORMATION ABOUT PEACHES FOR 2023.

THANKS FOR YOUR GRREAT SUPPORT.

Peaches (and more?) FOR 2022

2022.07.23

WE DO EXPECT TO HAVE PEACHES FROM THE SAME CT ORCHARD AGAIN THIS SEASON, BUT THE EXPECTED DATE HAS CHANGED. I AM TOLD THE CROP IS STRONG AND THE QUALITY EXCELLENT.

THIS YEAR I WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE ONLY A SINGLE TRIP, AND THAT WILL HAVE TO BE THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4 — the week of LABOR DAY. But, because of this year’s later dates, I may again be able to bring home Bartlett pears and early apples from earlier-season southern Connecticut.

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATES IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH.

I plan to pick up the peaches on Thursday, Sept. 8 and have them back here and available for PICKUP BEGINNING AT 9 AM ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 9. Because I have very limited refrigerated storage, you will need to pick up peaches — and perhaps other things — as soon as possible. All items will need to be distributed by 5 PM ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 11.

On these three days I will be open here at the farm from 9 AM to 5:30 PM

I have been advised that the prices will be modestly higher this year (NO MORE THAN $5 dollars per box, and probably less). But I am not able to quote a guaranteed price yet. I will update this posting when I have a specific price, but please feel free to check with me when you place your order.

PLEASE NOTE: AN ADVANCE ORDER IS NECESSARY IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A WHOLE BOX.

A whole box of peaches contains about 25 lbs. If that is too large a quantity for your needs, you may walk in — with no pre-order required — and purchase any quantity from a single peach to a 10-lb bag. In these cases, the price per pound will be modestly higher.

If you may be interested in Bartlett pears and apples, give these possibilities some thought and I will post an update when I see how things have developed.

PLEASE SEND INQUIRIES OR DEFINITE ORDERS TO MAPLESPRINGSFARM@YAHOO.COM.

WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR PLANT SALES

2022.05.08

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AGAIN THIS YEAR :). IT WAS A SUCCESSFUL SEASON FOR US AND WE HOPE YOUR GARDENS AND FLOWERS THRIVE UNTIL WINTER’S CHILL OVERTAKES US ALL !

WE DO EXPECT TO HAVE PEACHES FROM THE SAME CT ORCHARD AGAIN THIS SEASON, PROBABLY IN EARLY AUGUST (BUT, AS ALWAYS, WEATHER WILL MAKE THE DECISION ON THAT.)

I’M TOLD THAT QUANTITIES SHOULD BE GOOD; THE PRICE WILL BE SOMEWHAT HIGHER: NOT A SURPRISE.

PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

PLANT SALES FOR THE 2022 SEASON

AS OF SUNDAY, MAY 8, WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR PLANT SALES — 2022 SEASON

We will be open for plant sales this season on Sundays from 10 – 4.

We have several types of plants ready to go home with you now: geraniums, scented geraniums and herbs — both tender and hardy varieties — and some hardier vegetables like lettuce, beets and chard.

And I am happy to talk with you about which of our 60+ varieties of tomatoes, or more-than-a-dozen varieties of sweet peppers, or 10 varieties of hot peppers, would best suit your needs and pleasures.

I look forward to seeing you at the farm soon.

When you visit: PLEASE PARK FACING THE FENCE IN FRONT OF THE LARGE GREENHOUSE.

Thanks for your support.

PEACHES 2021: NO SECOND BATCH

2021.09.01

September 1, 2021

I am sorry to report that there will not be a second offering of peaches for 2021.

Often I make a second trip to the CT orchard for more peaches, and usually some Bartlett pears and maybe even apples: the pear and apple varieties mature earlier down there so we get a treat before our local fruits have ripened.

Unfortunately that plan will not work this year, so we will need to hold on resolutely until next year’s crop provides fresh delights.

Thank you very much for your support again this year — and a special thanks to those who joined us for the first time. Please remember the pleasures of this year’s peaches and consider telling friends about the possibiities for next year.

PEACHES 2021

2021.07.18

August 9, 2021

I used to have an orchard in CT and I have kept in touch with a number of farmers down there. When I moved to Harrison it was very hard to find high quality peaches from local orchards, so I started bringing a few boxes with me when I came up during peach season.

Folks here in Harrison liked the peaches so I have kept bringing them up every year, and in growing quantities.

And now we will have peaches this year :).

They will be available at the farm Friday August 13 from 10-5, and on Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 from 9-5 or until sold out.

You may walk in during those times and purchase quantities from a single peach up to 10 lbs.

Thank you for your support — I look forward to seeing you soon.

OUR HOURS FOR PLANT SALES 2021

2021.05.30

OUR REGULAR HOURS FOR 2021:

WE ARE OPEN FOR PLANT SALES ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 12-5

FRIDAY 12-5

SUNDAY 10-4

IN ADDITION, WE WILL FOLLOW OUR USUAL PRACTICE AND ALSO BE OPEN ON MONDAY, MAY 31 — MEMORIAL DAY — FROM 10 to 4.

PEACHES 2020 – II

2020.08.29

AUGUST 29, 2020

Good News: there will be a 2020 PEACHES :  Part II 

Several aspects are still unclear but here is what I know now:

1. The peaches will be available “around September 10.” I fully expect box size and price to be same as our most recent offering:  24 lbs per box, and $43 delivered here.
2. I also plan to have additional peaches available in smaller quantities (PROBABLY up to 10 lbs) without pre-ordering.
3. We will be offering Bartlett pears at discounted prices, both by the box and in smaller quantities; these prices have not been set yet, but I will let you know at least three days before orders must be finalized. The discount prices reflect the fact that the orchard suffered a frost (yes, the same orchard that also survived the recent hurricane!) that damaged the pears when they were very young and tender. The skin shows frost rings, making the fruit less valuable financially —  but we benefit because the flesh is unaffected.

What I do not know yet:

1. The exact date.
2. Whether there may also be apple varieties available.

Please think whether you may wish to participate in any of these offerings, and give me, by email, a sense of which one(s) you would be likely to order in advance or to purchase in smaller quantities on a walk-in basis.

IF YOU DEFINITELY WISH TO ORDER PEACHES PLEASE DO SO BY EMAIL TO maplespringsfarm@yahoo.com.

And watch this space for further details about the other fruits.

I think it would be safe to discuss these tentative plans with other folks who might wish to participate, though I might have to operate on a first come-first served basis.

Thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Thank You

2020.08.21

for your support today (Friday, August 21) for our 2020 Peach Project!! Many old friends of the farm, and several folks who had never shopped with us, made today’s peach distribution wonderfully successful. In fact, I think we have never before, on a single day, sold so many peaches — both pre-ordered boxes to faithful customers and smaller quantities to walk-in customers.

Thank you, too, for your generous donations to our collection for the Harrison Food Pantry.

Thank you very much!!

The only downside to such a pleasurable day is this: we no longer have any peaches left to sell to walk-in customers on Saturday and Sunday!

The pre-ordered boxes are still here and ready to go home with those who contacted us ahead of time. Thank you, also, for your support — in many cases, over 8 or 10 years or more.

We’ll be here on Saturday and Sunday, 9-5, until all the boxes have been picked up.

Whichever group you’re in, or would like to be in, if you like the peaches and would like to ensure that you can get them next year, please consider “Following” this website. Doing so ensures that you will receive an email notice when we post a new message, and then you’ll know how our season is developing and what great products we’re currently offering.

Thanks again for your great support!

 

 

 

PEACHES ARE HERE

2020.08.20

2020.08.20

The peaches have arrived safely after a whirlwind round trip. We received all the boxes ordered and they look real good.

You may pick up the boxes you ordered, or buy smaller quantities (up to 10 lbs) if you did not pre-order.

We will open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM, each of the next three days:

Friday, August 21

Saturday, August 22

Sunday, August 23

If the peaches for walk-in customers have all been sold, that will bring an end to that portion of the 2020 peach project. Therefore I encourage you to come as soon as you can fit it in your schedule. I will post that information here if it occurs.

Also available during these hours: 7 varieties of our own garlic. These are the same varieties we have grown for quite a few years, and offer a variety of flavors and intensities. I’m confident you can find some you’ll love! 

I will also offer you a chance to contribute to the Harrison Food Pantry, and a thank you gift for doing so.

 

 

 

2020 PEACHES CONFIRMED

2020.08.17

AUGUST 17, 2020

I have confirmed that we will be able to get peaches from our usual orchard again.

I plan for them to be here and available for pickup by those who pre-ordered, beginning Friday, August 21 from 9:00 – 5:00 and again on Saturday and Sunday during the same hours.

They will also be available during these same hours, while the peaches last, for sale to walk-in customers in quantities from a single peach up to a 10-lb bag.

Because the orchards suffered major crop damage in the recent hurricane, they have had to raise their prices to us by about 8%; therefore we will need to do the same. However, the peaches remain a very good value, especially considering the very high quality they have always represented.

Please check this site, or call the farm information line (207-583-4698), beginning Friday evening, to confirm that things have gone to plan.

Thanks for your support: I look forward to seeing you at the farm soon.