Please call the orchard before you make the trip to confirm there will be fruit available on the day you are visiting. Phone: 256-437-9254. Call between 8:00-5:00.
My dad just let me know that the Crow Mountain Orchard salesroom will open Thursday, June 13, 2013. There are very limited quantities of cherries and blueberries. We hope to have cherries for the next week or two. Blueberries should be available for a longer period.
Blackberries and peaches are still green and unavailable. I will post it when they get ripe.
Thank you for your patience. We only sell what we grow at Crow Mountain Orchard, so we must wait until nature ripens our fruit. Last year everything was 2 to 3 weeks early; this year it is running late due to the weather. The peaches and apples are growing well, and we anticipate a good crop when they finally get ripe.
Carol Deutscher the year they bought the land in Alabama.
Saturday, March 30, one of the owners of Crow Mountain Orchard, Carol Deutscher, passed away at home surrounded by her family and friends following a long illness. We miss my mother terribly.
Many of our customers remember the many years she worked 7 days a week at the counter in the sales room.
Although I live in North Carolina, I try to visit the orchard and see my parents frequently. Earlier this year. I brought home some Jonathans, my favorite cooking apple. I used a half-peck bag to make a large skillet of fried apples. They are wonderful warm served over vanilla ice cream. They are also good in fried pies or even just spooned into a small flour tortilla, folded over and fried in a skillet with butter.
I melt 1/2 to 1 stick of butter in a large, heavy skillet. This can be reduced or eliminated by using some cider or apple juice. In a large bowl, I mix the apple slices with cinnamon and sweetener. My preference is a mix of white and brown sugar. When I am making it for just me and my husband, I use Splenda since we have to watch our sugar intake. I use Stevia for a lot of things, but it doesn’t work too well for these apples.
I know some of you have mentioned that you miss the recipes from the old website. With some technical help from my husband, I was able to link to them from here. You will find “Recipes” listed in the menu at the top of this website which will direct you to all the old recipes.
Ripe Peaches in July
Recently I was at a large farmers market in North Carolina and noticed something when I bought some cucumbers and peaches. The vendors put their produce in boxes or baskets for display, but you take it home dumped in a plastic “thank you” bag. I have seen this repeatedly wherever I have bought fresh produce. I guess it is surprising to me because my parents (owners of Crow Mountain Orchard) have always sold their fruit in the container in which it is displayed. The boxes help keep your fruit safe from bruising. That is just one of the small ways Crow Mountain Orchard ensures you get the best quality fruit!