great peach tips here on the pickyourown.org website
(Note, probably our only weekend as we have a smaller crop than usual thanks to a 28-degree night during bloom in the spring. :( )
Peaches that are ripe will have a slight softness when pressed around the stem or shoulder of the peach and will have some coloring (yellow). Beware: don’t press so hard that you leave finger impressions!
The fruit runs the finest quality, 80% grade US #1 off the tree, but there will be a few “seconds” with blemishes. We ask that you keep ALL sound fruit you pick, including such seconds -- they still taste great of course.
Please keep the peaches you pick. You are free to pick any peaches you choose, from hard to soft-ripe. All of the peaches you pick today will ripen/soften eventually. You may discard any diseased fruit or fruit with extensive scaring ONLY.
Peaches are delicate. Place your peaches in your bag carefully without dropping them. Treat them like eggs and do not overfill the bag.
You can buy as many bags as you like, but cannot bring your own.
Store peaches below 40 degrees or above 60 degrees.The twenty degree ranges from 40-60 degrees F. is known as the “kill zone” Peaches stored for more than a few days in this temperature range will develop a dry, pithy flesh similar to what is found in inferior supermarket fare.
Be smart. Common sense rules apply: don’t climb trees, shake trees or otherwise damage them. Every year someone breaks a tree - please don't be that person. (PS If you are, we will throw you out promptly!)
Please leave your bags/backpacks in your vehicle.
Throwing fruit or other disrespectful behavior is cause for ejection from the orchard.
Thanks for coming out to pick! Enjoy your peaches!
Our peach orchard is up beyond our apple trees, so you can walk (wear sturdy shoes!) or take a wagon up with us to the top of the hill.
The peach trees are not too big, there should be low fruit for youngsters... absolutely no climbing in trees or pulling of limbs - those branches are delicate and you will break them!
Pick your own pumpkins begins mid/late September and runs Saturday and Sunday, about 11am to 4 pm, depending on demand, until the weekend before/of Halloween. Plus nice-Friday afternoons at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 if demand warrants
Wagon fee per person age 6 and up: $3
Pumpkins prices: by per pound prices 55 cents per pound ($1 minimum/pumpkin)
White pumpkins and gourds: prices vary
Wagon rides leave from the lawn behind the main store.
May we suggest sturdy shoes! We run one wagon on slower days and two to three wagons on busier ones.
Usually as one wagon goes out, one is returning.
Depending on which field we go to, the whole trip is about 30 to 45 minutes.
Rain cancels wagon rides.
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