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19th August 2018 - Sherwood Orchards Weekly Update

August 20-August 26, 2018

Please be here one-half hour before closing time to have time to pick!

Fruit is $1/lb. U-Pick

Monday, August 20-9 am-5 pm

Tuesday, August 21- 9 am-5 pm

16th August 2018 - Blueberries and Orchard Fruit

Morning Shade Farm has delicious, late season Blueberries and more u-pick or we pick. Our U-pick is open from 8 am to 3 pm Thursdays through Sunday (Closed Mon, Tues, and Wed), or you can pick up orders for already picked blueberries any day of the week 8 am to 5 pm. Our U-pick Blueberries (Olympia, Darrow, Nelson, Elliot and Brigitta varieties) Triple Crown Black Berries, and Black Currants are $1.80 per lb.

15th August 2018 - bjossy@msn.com

Greeting from Jossy Farms!

We are in week two of our 2018 harvest and there is lots of wonderful fruit on the trees. We will be open this week Thursday Aug 16, Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18. Open hours are 9-1 Thurs and Fri and 9-2 on Saturday. U-pick price is $1.25/pound.

13th August 2018 - Heat Wave flash picked peach sale this Afternoon!!!

This afternoon only we will picked veteran peaches available for $10 a flat. This is under $1 a pound, we want to thank you for your business this year, our final u-pick days will be Tuesday and Wednesday 8-12. U-pick price $1.20 a pound, Drink lots of water!!! Call 503-678-5227 or find us on facebook for more info.

12th August 2018 - Sherwood Orchards Weekly Update

Please be here one-half hour before closing time to have time to pick!

Fruit is $1/lb. U-Pick

Monday, August 13-9 am-5 pm

Tuesday, August 14- 9 am-5 pm

Wednesday, August 15-9 am-5 pm

12th August 2018 - Gravenstein Apples Available at Bells Orchard

Gravenstein apples are now available for picking. Gravenstein apples are a great cooking apple. They are a favorite for making applesauce, pie fillings, cobblers and baking. If you are interested in Gravenstein apples please give us a call at 503.313.1346 and we will coordinate a time when you can come pick.

11th August 2018 - Pork & Beef for sale now - Chickens and Turkeys coming soon

Three hogs and two cows are going to market! Now is the time to order your farm fresh pork or beef. Pork we sell by the half or whole. Beef comes in quarter, halves and whole. For both you can customize the order to fit your cut preferences and family size.

9th August 2018 - Gravenstien Apples and Bartlett Pears

Greetings From Jossy Farms

We will to be open Friday August 10 from 9:00 until 1:00 and Saturday August 11 from 9:00 until 2:00. for u pick Pears and Apples The price is 1.25 per pound. This year’s crop is beautiful and makes picking down right FUN!

We have a large crop of the Bartlett Pears (Green and Red) and Red Clapp Pears , Gravenstien and Early Gold Apples. If you have not tried our pears before, now is the time. They are very sweet and juicy. We wait on harvest until the sugar content is just right for picking and then they will soften off the tree for perfect texture. Once picked, the pears will take 10 to 14 days to ripen. They can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 months before setting them on the counter for final ripening. Early gold apples are sweet and good for fresh eating and drying. They also make a very blonde applesauce. Apples can only be stored for 1 or 2 months in the refrigerator. The Gravenstien apple is a favorite for applesauce and pies due to their firm texture and tart taste. Later in the season they are good for eating they develop extra sugar content and are good for fresh eating. Gravenstiens can be stored for 2 to 3 months in the refrigerator.
If you want to try something new, you can mix pears with the apples for pear-applesauce. The natural sugar in pears allows you to reduce that the amount of added sugar (some say no sugar but not me.)
Our open hours and days for the season will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday .

7th August 2018 - Bells Orchard Open for Peach picking Saturday, Aug. 11 Only

The Veteran and Blushing Star peaches we have are now ready to harvest.

The Blushing Star peach is a white fleshed peach. The Veteran is a Northwest favorite and can be used for most any purpose you have for peaches. Our crop for both of these varieties is not very large.

7th August 2018 -

Our peach season is quickly coming towards its end, this will be our last week for u-pick and picked veteran peaches! Come out in the morning before it gets hot and get these woderdful delights, they are the ingredient that no dessert or cocktail should be without. We will have picked and u-pick peaches 8-6 today and 8-12 Wednesday through Saturday. U-pick price is $1.20 a pound. Hope to see you soon, check us out on Facebook or call 503-678-5227 for more info or with any questions. Thanks for a wonderful season- TK Orchards