Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Irish Mountain Orchard is opening again! 

I'm happy to announce that Irish Mountain Orchard will open SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2022.  We are going to a u-pick format as many of our customers had requested before everything was so rudely interrupted by Covid-19!  Customers will purchase a bag or bags and walk out into the orchard to choose their own apples from our trees.  Anyone who does not want or is unable to walk out to the orchard can purchase a bag and fill it from bins that will be available near the checkout, again enabling them to choose their own apples.  For those who might need help with that, we will be glad to assist.

Kids love to be able to choose and pick their own fruit, and it's a great way to teach about where their food comes from!  We are delighted to see children at the orchard, and it's a fun way to spend a  gorgeous fall afternoon with family and friends!

We look forward to seeing our previously loyal customers; it's one of the things we enjoy the most, and we've missed you! And we're excited to welcome new customers with whom we can share our amazing apples.  Let your friends know, and we'll see you in September!

Emily



Friday, October 25, 2019

LAST WEEKEND AT IRISH MOUNTAIN ORCHARD!

Apple season is coming to a close for another year. This is the last Sunday that we will be open, and  our final day will be Thursday, October 31.

Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; we are closed Friday and Saturday.

We still have plenty of Honey Crisp and Zestar apples.  Honey Crisp are pretty good keepers, so if you want to stock up before we close and have a cool place to keep them (an extra refrigerator is perfect), you should be fine to keep them for several weeks. Chestnut crab apples are also still available.  We are, however, out of Haralsons and Firesides, and the pears are gone, as well.

We hope you'll take time to stop out between now and October 31 and pick up some great apples! And if you don't make it back, thank you for your patronage...we really appreciate it and enjoy seeing many of you year after year.

Emily
Irish Mountain Orchard

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fireside Apples are available

Just want to let everyone know that the Fireside apples are available now.  They are big and delicious!  I made apple crisp from some this week, and the whole big pan was gone in 24 hours...I guess that means it was good 😋

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

HONEY CRISP ARE AVAILABLE!

Finally there are Honey Crisp apples  ready to pick!  They will be available when we open Thursday, so if you’ve been waiting, the wait is over!

See you at the orchard Sun. - Thurs. 10 am -6 pm.

Emily

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Opening Sunday, September 22!

We will be opening Sunday, September 22 and will have Zestar! and chestnut crab apples available then long with pears.

  Unfortunately, it appears that the Honeycrisp won’t be ready to pick until the end of the month so we will have those available October 1.  Thank you for your patience while nature takes the apples to their peak flavor and color!

We also have a larger crop of pears this year.  In past years people have been disappointed because we have sold out of them fairly early in the season.  So if you've missed them, now is your chance!

Our hours are Sunday-Thursday from 10 am.m - 6 p.m.  We are closed Friday and Saturday.

We hope to see you at the orchard! 

Emily 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Irish Mountain Orchard Gearing Up for Harvest

The apples are growing well, and we are hopeful for a good harvest this year. The last couple of years have not been great due to the bizarre weather we had. This year the crop looks great; however, we expect the apples to be about two weeks late due to the late frost and cold weather this spring.

My dad, who owns the orchard and is our apple wizard, will begin taste testing every day soon. He waits until the apples are at the peak of their flavor before starting to pick. Often people are anxious to begin selling and don't wait until the apples are actually ready, which totally defeats the purpose! We have had a lot of customers who said, "Oh, I tried those somewhere else and didn't like them" about some variety; however, when they try ours they are surprised at the great taste.

This year we will have Zestar!, Honey Crisp, Connell Red Fireside, Fireside, and Haralson. We also expect to have pears, which have proven to be really popular. Don't wait too long, as we usually run out of pears!

Currently it looks like we will open around the middle of September, but please check our website often; I promise to post as soon as we have a firm opening date. For those of you on our email list, I will also email the opening date.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the orchard soon!

Emily