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August on the farm- Plums are ripe!

August on Under the Tree Farm means delicious ripe plums, peaches, the end of blueberry season, and the beginning of our apple harvest! We have Pristine apples ripe now, and Williams' Pride is soon to follow. Find our fruit each weekend at the Ithaca Farmers Market!

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Spring on the farm

Spring has finally arrived and we couldn't be happier to work outside again. Our trees have been putting on a spectacular show! The native bees and other pollinators are out in full force working the blossoms. Our friends at Honey Rock Farm brought in additional pollinators- six honey bee colonies- for our apple bloom.  This spring, we grafted about 450 more apple trees on Bud 9 rootstock (very dwarfing), and planted them 3 feet apart in rows 13 feet on center. We planted Honeycrisp, Sweet 16, Winecrisp, and Zestar.  We also planted 3 rows of table grapes, 2 rows of black raspberries, and many rootstocks in our tree nursery. Crystal is growing cut flowers this year- from Ageratum to Zinnias- and...

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Apples by the bushel!

Thanks to everyone who made the farmstand a success!  We still have apples in cold storage, available by the bushel for $30 while supplies last.  Or come down and visit us at the Ithaca Farmers' Market on Saturdays.  

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The Goldrush are ready!

The last apple of the year has arrived - we just picked 72 bushels of Goldrush.  They really benefited from the long sunny fall, they are blushed and very sweet.  They are a bit unlike any other apple - they are very firm, and intensely flavorful - both tart and sweet at  the same time.  They are great to eat, they are great to cook with, and they store for months.  They aren't much to look at, especially after a wet summer like this when they get a little blotchy, but bite into one and you are in for some incredible flavor! In the fruit stand as long as the weather allows us to keep it open, get 2 bags they keep!...

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