Peaches, Grapes, Gala Apples, Asian Pears…

Get your summer fruit now! We are moving towards the end of many of your favorites. Right now we have these varieties. Call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to confirm what is available. We sell a lot of fruit and may run out of something anytime. 256-437-9254.

  • Gala Apples–may be red variety or traditional Gala, one of the sweetest eating apples, good for lunch boxes and snacks
  • Freestone Yellow and White Peaches
  • Asian Pears–large this year
  • Purple Seedless Grapes–near the end. A later variety with seeds will be ripening soon.
  • Buckingham Apples–green cooking apple, some customers love them for applesauce or apple butter
  • Ginger Gold Apples
  • Smaller, sweet, sugar pears–I brought some home today to dehydrate! We won’t have these type of pears long.

Rainsville and Marion County Markets

Crow Mountain Orchard will be at the Rainsville Farmers Market today, Thursday, July 18, starting at 4:00. The market is located at:

RAINSVILLE FARMERS MARKET
In the park behind City Hall
70 McCurdy Ave N, Rainsville, AL

We will be in Marion County, TN Friday morning from 7:00 am until noon, or until we sell out. The market is located at:

MARION COUNTY FARMERS MARKET, 2165 US-72, Kimball, Tennessee

We will have yellow freestone peaches, white freestone peaches, seedless grapes, and nectarines. We usually sell out, so arrive early for the best selection!

Thursday Markets

We will be in Guntersville, Scottsboro and Winchester tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 18, from 7am -12pm or sooner if we sell out. We will have our delicious seedless grapes, nectarines, white freestone and yellow freestone peaches. #CrowMoutainOrchards#SeedlessGrapes#BuyLocal

The orchard salesroom will be open 8:00 to 5:00.

Fresh Apple Cider Available!

fall-display-at-winchesterCrow Mountain Orchard apple cider is made 100% from our own apples and is pressed right here at the orchard using special blend of apples using my dad’s secret recipe. We never add any sugar. The cider is pasteurized using the latest technology to preserve the fresh apple taste.

For many years I have served cider at fall parties and get-togethers as a warm punch. Your guests will believe you have gone to much trouble and ask for your “recipe”. I just heat a gallon of cider on the stove with a few cinnamon sticks, pour into a punch bowl including the cinnamon, and add some thin-sliced apples to float on the top. An alternative is to add a bit of seltzer or club soda to chilled cider. This was always my daughter’s favorite.

Not every variety or container size of our fruit is available at the farmers markets due to limited space on the trucks. For a full selection we encourage you to visit the orchard salesroom from 8 to 5, seven days a week.

Fruit currently available at Crow Mountain Orchard: (Please call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to check on availability of your favorite fruit before you make a long trip. 256-437-9254.)

  • Apple Cider
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Pippin Apples
  • McIntosh Apples (currently limited while we wait for more to ripen)
  • Asian Pears
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Spartlett Pears

 

 

Mutsu Apples Starting to Get Ripe!

Apples just picked
Apples just picked

Mutsu apples have just started getting picked. We currently have a limited number in the orchard salesroom, so call before you come for them between 8:00-5:00, 256-437-9254.

Red and Gold Delicious and Jonagold apples are  customer favorites. This is the very best time to buy them. They are wonderful eating apples. Gold Delicious and Jonagold can be used for cooking. Several customers who do not cook with sugar use the Gold Delicious for cooking since they are naturally sweet.

If you have not tried the Jonagold, I recommend it to anyone who loves the Honeycrisp apples. They are crisp and have a similar sweet/tart flavor.

We hope to have fresh cider in one to two weeks.

Please call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to check on availability of your favorite fruit before you make a long trip. 256-437-9254.

Not all varieties or sizes are available at the farmers markets.

Fruit currently available at Crow Mountain Orchard:

  • Mutsu Apples (limited quantities–call before you go)
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Pippin Apples
  • McIntosh Apples (currently out of stock while we wait for more to ripen)
  • Asian Pears
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Seedless Grape (almost gone for the season)
  • Spartlett Pears

Pears on dehydrator tray
Pears on dehydrator tray

If you dehydrate fruit, make sure you try drying the Spartlett pears. Dried pears have a more intense pear taste and sweetness that makes them great for a healthy snack. My favorite use for them is to add them to oatmeal which naturally sweetens it.