The weather this year has been so wacky and crazy. Constant rain and cool wet days all summer long have made fruit production difficult and expensive. The rain just kept coming and we have battled the grass and weeds relentlessly. Unbelievable but now into the fall season we are in the middle of a severe heat wave and drought. We have not seen a drop of rain now in weeks, at the time it is needed the most. Mother nature can be cruel as witnessed by many people around the globe who have suffered badly from extremes of severe weather events, storms, and other natural disasters. The hot and dry situation we are facing locally here has made necessary a decision we have never dreamed of in past years, but we feel it is our one and only option. There will NOT be pick-your-own apples here this weekend. At this point all of our early season varieties (Aug-Sept apples) have been harvested. The majority of our crop, the later season varieties that are normally ready in October, are nowhere near maturity. The sugar content is very low. These apple need some cooler nights and some moisture to reach maturity in terms of size and sweetness. We are very sorry to disappoint our loyal customers but please keep in mind we have no control over the weather. Pick your own is expected to resume the following weekend (Sept. 30-Oct 1) Pick your own pumpkins will also begin the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 The store remains open daily from 10-6with all varieties of fruit we have harvested to date. These include Honeycrisp, Macintosh, Paula Red, Tydeman Red, Gingergold, Royal Gala and a few Cortland. We also have pears and plums for sale. Hope to see you at the farm!