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Posted in Uncategorized by Chuck on the September 26th, 2009

This past week has been a classic apple week. We picked sun up to sundown every day. In my opinion the macs are right now at their peak flavor and I ate a cortland last evening that was just about perfect. This weekend we will be allowing some picking in the macouns, although I think another week is needed to add flavor. Speaking of flavor, usually the first few weeks we make cider it reflects the apples we use, a bit tart! However I purposely kept some apples in a warm place to get them to ripen up and the cider we made yesterday was great! It looks like a mixed bag weatherwise this weekend but we will see. I have long believed that there is no better apple than one picked and eaten with sweet rain water on it. We picked the last of the sweet corn yesterday and when it is gone this weekend that’s it till next year, time to till the fields and plant a winter covercrop. Gotta go I think I will Diane if she wants to go for a ride on my big green tractor

Posted in Uncategorized by Chuck on the September 19th, 2009

In our business the weather is either your friend or foe. This summers’ rains tested our farming skills and patience. September arrived and we could not have asked for better weather, cool nights and sunny days are perfect for putting red color on the apples and intense flavors on the inside. As we progress through September and into October we will be picking and adding more varieties of apples to our farmstand, including a series of truly unique varieties each with a with a story to tell. Right now I am looking at some Golden Supreme apples that are not quite ready but there will be a beautiful pink blush on a truly golden apple, ,,,beautiful!!

The Largest Apple

Posted in Uncategorized by Diane on the September 17th, 2009

The fall apple harvest is well under way. We are now picking some lovely McIntosh and Cortlands are very tasty right now. We hope to have a couple of more varieties available in the farm stand for Friday Sept. 18.
Chuck will start picking Honeycrisp for stand sales this weekend. They will be firm, large and very juicy. Fall raspberries are picking strong now and blueberries have come to an end. Come up and visit our largest apple in NH.

more harvest

Posted in Uncategorized by Chuck on the September 12th, 2009

Week one is under our belts, everyone is up to speed and in the coming weeks on the commercial end of things we will be picking every day sun up to sun down. This weekend we will be allowing pick your own in some Red Cortlands by the stand in addition to Macs. I had a visit from one of the buyers of wholesale apples on FRi., he travels New England looking at apple crops, he commented that this years crop is 5 to10 behind last years, I agree. But the wait will be well worth it. Chuck Tip of the week Enjoy the peaches we have one picking left to go and the 2009 peach season will be history

Diane

Posted in Uncategorized by Diane on the September 8th, 2009

Blueberry picking is coming to an end soon. There are still some to find, however the picking is a lttle slower. With each warm sunny day fall rapberries will be coming on .

The start of harvest

Posted in Uncategorized by Chuck on the September 8th, 2009

we had a very nice weekend in which we started pick your own. But to day sept. 8 is the day we begin our harvest in earnest. Our crew of seasoned regulars is waiting for me to give the word. Cool nights and warm day are what we need from now on, after a year of hard work we are down to the most important 8 weeks of the year. later, Chuck

Hello Apple Hill Farm friends

Posted in Uncategorized by appleblogmanager on the September 5th, 2009

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