September is Apple Time!

September is apple time around here. We’ll have lots of varieties ready over the next month. We do not have pick your own apples. We have them in the store and Randy will take them to the Carp Farmers’ Market when they are ready.

We are open the holiday Monday, September 3 from 9:30 to 4:00.

Store Hours

We are open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 5:00.  On Saturdays and Sundays we are open from 9:00 to 5:00.  Labour Day and Thanksgiving holiday Mondays we are open from 9:30 to 4:00.  Our final day this season is Sunday December 2, 2018.  We hope you will stop in to see us!

Garlic Festival & Store Opening!

The garlic festival at the Carp Farmers’ Market is on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12. We have lots of large garlic this year and hope to see you there.

We open the store on Friday, August 10 at 11:00 until 5 pm and continue with regular hours from 9:00 to 5:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we are open from 11:00 to 5:00. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

A new breakfast or dessert recipe!

Today I added a new recipe to our collection of recipes we make regularly on our website!  I found this great cookbook by Carolynn Carreno and have read it from cover to cover:  Bowls of Plenty, Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals.  Each recipe is accompanied with a small story about the recipe and hints as well as ways to adapt it.

We are always looking for tasty, easy ways to use our bounty of apples and this recipe is a keeper!   If you can’t find farro I think barley would work well too.  We found it in the health food section of two grocery stores.  Apple crisp taste makes this great for breakfast or dessert!  We need to start taking pictures of our food though!

Spiced Apple Breakfast Farro with Yogurt Cream

Adapted from Bowls of Plenty by Carolynn Carreno

It tastes a bit like apple crisp and the recipe says it serves 4 but we had 8 servings.  This is a simple version of her recipe.  The cookbook has interesting stories and tips and would make a great gift!

2 apples (we used 5)

Pinch of ground cloves

6 cups of fresh apple cider

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. salt

1 ½ cups of farro, rinsed

Peel the apples if desired (we didn’t) and core and chop into chunks.   Put the cider, spices and salt into a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add the farro, reduce the heat slightly, and gently boil until the farro is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.  Add the apples and cook for 5 minutes so they soften but not so long that they turn into applesauce.  Spoon the farro into four bowls, dollop the cream on top and serve.

Yogurt Cream

Mix 1 cup of plain yogurt and 1 cup of sour cream with 1 tsp. of sugar together in a small bowl.

Fall apples!

Randy has been getting the ground cleaned up under the trees.  The work never ends when you grow things!  Garlic still must be planted in the garden.

We are still open our regular hours until December 3.  Randy will be at the market in Carp on Saturday October 14, 21 and 28 and then the Christmas Market is December 1 & 2.

Russet, Spartan, Ambrosia, Empire, Macs, Cortland, and a bunch of other apples are in the store along with cider, squash, potatoes and gifts.  Lots of pumpkins are in the greenhouse.018c3400515d504991ff94ce1b807c77e9352f6c96

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!   We are open this long weekend with our regular hours from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday and our special holiday hours on Monday from 9:30 to 4:00 so our staff can have some time with their families.

We are not a pick your own orchard.  We are a working farm and our insurance does not allow visitors in the orchard.

We have pumpkins in the greenhouse along with squash and gourds on the porch.  In the store we have apples, more squash, cider and gift items.  While they last we have frozen pies and crisps.  Cook from frozen, don’t defrost.

Apple varieties now include Honey Crisp, Russet, Empire, Cortland, McIntosh, Gingergold, Tolman Sweet, Spartan, Lobo and Snow!  Pears and crabapples too.

Enjoy your weekend however you spend it!



Fall is Here!

Fall is finally here and we’ve got pumpkins and gourds for your fall decor!  We’ve got pie pumpkins, squash and potatoes to enjoy now or to keep for Thanksgiving dinner next weekend, October 8th or 9th.   Lots of apples are in the store if this lovely autumn weather makes you think of making apple sauce, pies or crisps.

In the store we have McIntosh, Cortland, Snow, Honey Crisp, Gingergold, Empire, Lobo and Tolman Sweet apples along with pears and Dolgo and Heslop crabapples!   Stop in to see us at the store or visit Randy at the Carp Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning from 8:00 to 1:00!

Front porch at Harvest Moon Orchard in Carp

Carp Fair weekend!

It is Carp Fair this weekend!  The Carp Farmers’ Market will return on September 30 and continue on Saturday mornings until October 28th.

We have lots of apples in our nice cool store along with potatoes, squash, cider and gifts.  Cortland, Mac, Lobo, Honey Crisp, Gingergold are some of the apple varieties along with Dolgo and Heslop crabapples and pears.  All grown right here!

Traffic may be congested on Carp Road through the village of Carp this weekend.  If you aren’t going to the Fair and would like to avoid the traffic you can take Thomas A Dolan from Dunrobin Rd to Carp Rd.   You can also take the 417 to the second exit west of Carp Rd:  exit 155 March Rd /County Rd 49.  Turn right towards Ottawa onto March Rd.  Then turn left at the Shell onto Diamondview Rd.  Continue on Diamondview through the stop sign and after the railway crossing turn right onto Thomas A Dolan Pwy.  Turn right at the stop sign onto Carp Rd. and we are right there!

Heritage apples, cider & gifts