Orchard Fresh Blog
April 26, 2012
An exciting event that happens every year at our orchard is tree planting. Our two little guys love planting so much that if we happened to miss it, it would be like missing the 4th of July fireworks-- only worse!
Every year when the new trees arrive I wonder how those "sticks" will ever grow the luscious branches that produce juicy fruit! But somehow they always do end up growing and survive even the rough handling of our boy's helping hands...
February 23, 2012
My husband often gets asked what what we do around the orchard all winter long. It seems a common misconception is that all fruit growers hibernate with the groundhogs during the winter. Well maybe some do-- but not on our orchard!
February 15, 2012
This morning at Weaver's Orchard, the early morning sun is glistening off the snow covered trees and fields. Once again, we're reminded that we are in the winter season - the time of year that our trees and plants need to reach the required number of dormant days so they are again ready to produce fruit.
December 29, 2011
As 2011 is starting to wind down it's hard to believe that our family has lived on the Orchard for a whole year! Living in the country definitely has it's perks and as a family we've really enjoyed being on the orchard and interacting with all our wonderful customers who stop by, as well as our awesome crew of employees (who've become like extended family to us!) I wanted to take some time to share with you some of the highlights from this year in pictures-- enjoy!
December 14, 2011
Nothing goes together better than the country and children. Here's a list I've compiled of the top ten perks to life on the orchard with our boys, and the adventures that come with it!
November 10, 2011
It's that time of year again - cider time! The press is working hard here at the Orchard, cranking out the beautiful golden brown drink. Our cider is made out of a special blend of multiple varieties of apples. It's that blend that gives our cider its one-of-a-kind flavor.
September 22, 2011
About a year into our marriage, my husband Justin and I decided to challenge ourselves and see how much we could save on groceries while improving our diets. (Easier said than done!) I've learned that there isn't really a quick fix or set plan to follow at the grocery store since prices are constantly fluctuating.
September 20, 2011
Thinking of going apple picking this season? Well, here are 10 reasons that picking apples here is a fun and unique experience.
August 25, 2011
Picking fruit is truly Edenic. Picking fruit in the wild brings it to a whole new level. Ever since I was a kid growing up on a 17-acre horse farm surrounded by the same woods that back up to the orchard, I've picked my fair share of wild berries. I even remember finding a cherry tree in the woods and picking enough berries to bake a pie! Usually though, I wasn't as determined to keep my forages and consumed most of what I picked before it made it to my bucket. This summer, I set out to pick as much fruit (wild or domesticated) as I could with a plan to preserve it for later use. My husband recently started asking for fresh fruit juice in his lunch, so I've been picking, juicing and then freezing about as much fruit as I possibly have the time to pick!
July 29, 2011
These days we hear a lot about 'knowing your farmer' and being mindful of where your food is coming from. Every issue of the parenting magazine I read mentions something along these lines. Before I had children this was something I did not give much thought to.Actually, before I married a fruit-growing health nut I didn't give much thought to most of what I put in my mouth. I sometimes take knowing my grower for granted because I'm married to him! We've been married for five years now, and I think he's a pretty neat guy. Let me introduce you to him: his name is Justin Weaver and he's been working at his family's orchard since he was 4 - no lie! He is the fourth generation fruit grower on his family's farm, as his great-grandfather started the orchard in the 1930's.
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