See you in 2019!

All of us at Harvest Moon Orchard would like to thank you for stopping in at the Carp Farmers’ Market or store this year. We’ll miss seeing everyone over the winter!

Randy will be back at the Market when he has apples ready and the store will reopen in September 2019!

Thanksgiving Weekend!

We are open our regular hours every week and on holiday Monday from 9:30 to 4:00. We do not have pick your own apples but in the store we have Macs, Empire, Cortland, Honey Crisp, Spartan, Lobo, Snow, Winesap, Wolf River, Tolman Sweet, Ambrosia and Golden Russet.

We have lots of potatoes, squash, pumpkins and gourds in the store along with cider and gifts. We even have napkins and candles for your holiday gatherings!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Harvest Celebration Time!

We have Cortland, Mac, Honey Crisp, Lobo, Spartan, Snow, Wolf River, Winesap, Tolman Sweet apples on the shelves right now. We have lots of squash, pumpkins, gourds, cider and gifts in the store and on the porch.

Randy is at the Carp Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings from 8 to 1 until the final market on Saturday, October 27th. September 29th is their Harvest Celebration. Look for Randy’s wagon. Stop for a picture! He has put lots of work into making it look good. We hope it makes it safely down Carp Rd at dawn tomorrow!

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 until the end of October.  On Saturdays and Sundays we are open from 9:00 to 5:00.  In November we will be closed on Wednesdays.  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.

Heritage apples, cider & gifts