1740 Sportsman Club Road, Newark, Ohio 43055 ◊ (740) 587-3632
We have sold all the apples and sweet cider for this season. We have had a busy few months and many repeat customers. Having learned a lot we expect to improve the crop next year with more intense pruning and blossom thinning. We plan to open earlier this coming fall to allow more pick-your-own activity once the apples are sufficiently mature to ripen even when picked early. While GoldRush is everyone's favorite, Enterprise has found its niche when eaten early and for apple sauce and salads. Thanks for a great season. We look forward to seeing you in early October 2016.
The orchard is open for u-picking GoldRush and Enterprise apples until November 8th. We expect to have all picked and sorted and available for selection from the cooler in our sales room by the 10th. We are planning to have sweet cider available by October 28th. You might call 740-587-3632 to confirm the availability at that time.
When you visit, consider buying a set-up for making hard cider. A set-up would consist of a five gallon glass carboy (we don't use plastic) with five gallons of truly excellent freshly pressed apple juice (sweet cider) mixed for a full spectrum of flavors and rich in natural sugar. This mixture will start to ferment in a few days after taken out of refrigeration. You can purchase the whole set-up for $75 which includes the cider and reimbursing me for my out-of-pocket expenses. Email me if you wish to place an order.
We will open this fall on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 for a couple of weeks for u-pick. This year we have plenty of our two winter apple varieties, Enterprise and GoldRush. Both can be picked at that date while it is a little early to be picking GoldRush. We will have Enterprise pre-picked and available for selection in the Sales Room. We will start picking GoldRush in a week or so later and have them also available for selection. Both apples are excellent storage apples that can be used for all purposes. They make excellent sweet ciders and can be blended to make a top quality hard (fermented) cider. Stay tuned for cider availability.