We have a wonderful selection of very unique gift baskets made specially with carefully selected items of excellent value – honey, jams, cookies, chocolates, decorations, etc. They are all different and beautifully presented in various different container styles- bags, tins, wooden boxes and baskets (of course) as well.
We just brought in a tractor trailer load of FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREES today too! Come to the farm and pick one out or cut your own from our live trees growing here..
Cut Your Own Christmas Trees will cost on average $50 this year (for trees up to eight feet in height). Larger sized trees will be scarce this year (we have been too inexpensive for a long time) in the tree plantation and they will be priced according to size and age to a maximum of $100. Pre-cut trees will be on display and priced individually. The majority of our fresh cut trees will again be Fraser Fir, followed by Balsam Fir as they are the two most popular types that customers ask for year after year. If you want to find an extensive selection of exotic and/or imported tree species at a high cost, then this is not the place for you to shop at. If you love the smell of baked apple pie with the scent of fresh cut Christmas trees then please come out to see us. We will be here to serve you in the store (open Tues-Sun) until December the 23rd…
They are a very interesting and unique type of tree – a rare species…
The Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus Dioicus) is a remarkable specimen. We have a number of them on our farm and this year they really grew a lot of the leathery pods, just maturing now with the onset of fall. The pods resemble peas, but a lot larger. They contain about 5 big seeds that some native cultures used for roasting and making a type of tea. Early settlers in the United States were known to drink this beverage as having a real cup of java was for the more affluent and those in cities close to ports where expensive coffee beans were imported by ships. Travellers who were out on the frontier were able to make a less flavorful but far cheaper substitute for a real cup of joe from this tree’s seed pods, thus came the name: the Kentucky Coffee Tree… Thought we would share this with our fellow tree-huggers out there!
Nearly finished- that’s where we are at now. The middle picture most accurately describes the scene at this point in the season. Most of the apples are now picked, and we are finishing off the Harvest . What’s left are Northern Spy, Spartan and Red Delicious. We still have 17 types of fruit on display in the store, but those 3 mentioned are the only types left available for picking, and they are disappearing quickly. We will post closer to the weekend on the status. Please do not call the store about Pick-your-own apples, we will post here and on Facebook on Friday about the crop this weekend. There WILL be pick-your- own pumpkins in the patch though, (weather permitting) 10-4 Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22……
Hope to see you here at the farm!
Apple and pumpkin picking is on ALL THREE DAYS (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) 10-4
PYO is cash only out in the field and orchard. Credit and debit cards are taken in the store for purchases. We grow many types of apples, and as of Saturday morning we can say with absolute certainty there are large quantities of Northern Spy, Spartan, Jonagold, Pink Lady, Mutsu, Red Delicious, and Ida Red. There will be limited quantities of Golden Delicious, Empire, Fuji, Cortland, Ambrosia, Snow, Granny Smith, Cox’s Orange, and Bosc and other varieties of Pears. Some other varieties are completely harvested now but there are good supplies in the store for sale including Macintosh, Tydeman Red, Paula Red, Royal Gala, Golden Russet and Honeycrisp. We are now totally sold out of Gingergold apples. This inventory will change really quickly so don’t miss out!!
Some other notes: Please respect our farm and do not bring us your litter. Our farm produces no waste and we are proud of that fact. Please leave your dogs at home. We love pets too but not everyone does. It is not fair to your pet either- way too many people here!
This weekend marks the beginning of October and that is prime time for pumpkins. You can visit our patch which has some real beauties this year – find yours and take some pictures 🙂 always fun to see them…. There is no charge for admission here and there is a play area. Sorry, apple picking will be delayed another week while we get into the pumpkin patch to sort out the big and the small, the tall and the short, the orange and white, the good, the bad, and the ugly…….. The weather should be nice and the fall colors are starting to show in Caledon. Hope to see you here!