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!

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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!
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Honey Crisp Apples are In!

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  Honey Crisp, Lobo, McIntosh, Paula Red and Wealthy apples are on the shelves this weekend.

   We’ve also got pears, plums, and crabapples in the store.

    Please note that we do not offer pick your own apples.  We pick our apples at their peak and they are ready for you in our country store along with cider, frozen pies and crisps and gift items!

We’re Open for a New Season!

IMG_6390We have Vista Bella, Yellow Transparent & Jersey Mac apples in the store along with lots of garlic, cider and gifts.

Randy will be at the Carp Farmer’s Market for the Garlic Festival tomorrow from 8:00 to 3:00 and again on Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00!

New sign, new season!

 

We hope that you’ll like our new sign!  You will also see our new, wider entrance when we open on August 11th.

Randy will be at the Carp Farmers’ Market starting this Saturday,  July 29th until it closes for the season on Saturday, October 28th.

A few dates to note:  Carp Fair is September 21 to 24, so no market on Saturday 23rd.  The Christmas Market will be held on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2.  Our final day of the season will be Sunday, December 3rd.

Spring pruning time!

Today Randy started his pruning much later than he would normally start.  It’s okay though because this is also his first season as a full time farmer!

He is cutting down down all the trees that have fire blight so it won’t spread to other trees.  Three pear trees are the first of many to go.  It looks like a nice day to be outside working.

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Final day of the season is Sunday, December 4th.

We are heading into our final days of the season with snow!  It is possible that we may need to close the store if there is snow and we can’t keep the driveway cleared.

The slope of our property is what makes it good for growing fruit.  That same slope can make the driveway tricky for people who do not have snow tires on their vehicles.

Please check here, our Facebook or call the store voicemail before you head out on a snowy day to be sure that we haven’t had to close.

We are sorry about this but we want to be sure our visitors are safe!

Apple Days

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We’ve got seventeen apple varieties in the store this weekend, many of which you will only see in our store!  Big growers and retailers tend to prefer apples that are large in size that keep and travel well.  We like to grow apples we think taste interesting.  We grow everything right here in Carp.  Apples, squash, pumpkins, garlic, plums, pears and potatoes.

Randy will be at the Carp Farmers’ Market for the final market until December’s Christmas Market.

We’ve got pumpkins in the greenhouse and on the porch if you still want to decorate for Halloween.

Heritage apples, cider & gifts