What’s Available Now–August 28

Jonathan Apples

Jonathan Apples

Fall will soon be here. About the middle of September we will start making cider. Jonagold, Mutsu, and Red and Golden Delicious will also be getting ripe about the second week of September. To find out approximate dates when your favorite fruit is expected to get ripe, look at our Fruit Calendar page. Until then, we have some great eating and cooking apples, pears, Asian Pears, and Indian Cling peaches.

Available at the orchard now

  • Apples
    • McIntosh
    • Laura Red
    • Jonathan
    • Gala
    • Pippin
    • Ginger Gold
  • Indian Cling peaches
  •  Grapes
  • Moon Glow Pears
  • Brown Asian pears
Galas and Pippins at the farmers market

Galas and Pippins at the farmers market

Gala apples (sweet eating apple) and Pippin apples (very large, green, tart, cooking apple) are now available.

McIntosh apples were discovered by John McIntosh in 1811 in Canada. It is a round, medium sized apple with a thick red and green skin.  It is good for both eating and cooking. The flesh is very white and juicy making it good for cakes and cookies adding moisture. They cook up soft and do not hold their shape which makes them good for applesauce or apple butter. It is a bit sweet/tart. The McIntosh has been a long-time favorite in the Northeastern United States and Canada.

Jonathan is one of our favorite cooking apples and also good to eat!  A bit tart, it holds its shape very well making it great for pies, canning, drying, and fried apples. I prefer Jonathans to my second favorite cooking apple, Granny Smith, which gets ripe in October.

We still have the red-fleshed, Indian Cling Peaches. They stick to the seed and are not large–just the right size to fit in a pickling jar!

The fruit available at our booths at the various farmers markets may vary in variety, package sizes, and price from what is available at the orchard salesroom. We often don’t know ahead of time what will be packed into the trailers for the markets. Check our website for Farmers Market locations and schedule.

 

McIntosh Apples are ready!

McIntosh apples were discovered by John McIntosh in 1811 in Canada. It is a round, medium sized apple with a thick red and green skin.  It is good for both eating and cooking. The flesh is very white and juicy making it good for cakes and cookies adding moisture. They cook up soft and do not hold their shape which makes them good for applesauce or apple butter. It is a bit sweet/tart. The McIntosh has been a long-time favorite in the Northeastern United States and Canada.

Booth at Guntersville Farmers Market Gets New Look!

Guntersville Farmers MarketHere is a picture of our booth at the Guntersville Farmers Market with its new table and sign. We are happy to have so much table space to fill up with all that great Crow Mountain Orchard fruit!

Many people put in a lot of hours to get this fruit to you. All of us at Crow Mountain Orchard are grateful for the great response we have gotten from so many customers who visit us at the markets and our salesroom.

You can find us at the Guntersville market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 am to about 1 pm. Stop by and say hello and admire our new table.

Go to the website to find a list of the locations and times of all the farmers markets we sell at in the right hand column.

Boaz Farmers Market Hours Change

We will be at the Boaz Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Fridays, but starting tomorrow, August 21, our booth will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The market is located at:

108 Line Street
Boaz, AL 35957

Boaz Farmers Market on Wednesday and Fridays

Wednesday, August 19, and Friday, August 21,  Crow Mountain Orchard will have a booth at the Boaz farmers market from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We anticipate that we will continue to be at the Boaz market every Wednesday and Friday. If you want to see us in Boaz on a regular basis, please stop by to buysome fruit and say hello to Leon.

The address is 108 Line Street, Boaz, AL 35957.

Here is the schedule for all the farmers markets. The addresses and schedule are available in the right column of our website.

MARKET CALENDAR 1

Jonathan Apples!

Jonathan Apples

Jonathan Apples

The Jonathan apples just started getting picked and are available in the orchard salesroom now.

Jonathan is one of our favorite cooking apples and also good to eat!  A bit tart, it holds its shape very well making it great for pies, canning, drying, and fried apples. I prefer Jonathans to my second favorite cooking apple, Granny Smith, which gets ripe in October.

This was my mother’s favorite apple which she used to make a large kettle of applesauce every year. When we were kids this was the favorite apple for making caramel or candied apples because they are not too large so the ratio of caramel and nuts to apple was good. The tartness and sweetness together is awesome. We often made them for parties and Halloween.

We don’t know yet when they will be available at the farmers markets.

Boaz Farmers Market on Fridays

Today, August 14, and next Friday, August 21,  Crow Mountain Orchard will have a booth at the Boaz farmers market from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. We are unsure if we will continue going to Boaz depending on the customer turnout. If you want to see us in Boaz on a regular basis, please stop by to buy some fruit and say hello to Leon.

The address is 108 Line Street, Boaz, AL 35957.