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Offering you the pick of our orchard

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Bring the family, bring a friend, bring your appetite and come to Fieldstone Orchard to pick your own flavor-filled, organic fruits and vegetables. We're an easy drive from Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence and surrounding towns or Emporia (see map).

When was the last time you tasted an apple picked right off the tree? Or snapped off an asparagus tip and popped it in your mouth? Do you remember picking cherries or blackberries and marveling at how intense those fresh flavors tasted? You can still do that, at Fieldstone Orchard & Farm.

Many children these days have little knowledge of where food actually comes from. They think it comes from a store. Bringing your children to Fieldstone Orchard will give them a sense of the wonder of nature's bounty. It's a fun way to grow in appreciation of what real farms with organic practices actually do and how organically grown fruits and vegetables start their trip to our homes.

_DSC2750_1_0064 Organically grown fruits and vegetables are cornerstones of a healthy diet. They're organically grown, naturally low in fat and cholesterol and high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. There's no better way to set an example for kids about healthy dietary choices than to bring them out to pick their own fruit organically grown.

Our orchard is yours for the picking. You decide the best-looking fruit to pick, and that's what you take home. We’ve identified areas in the orchard where the fruit is ripe and ready, and we've mowed the paths for your convenience. We even provide staff in the orchard to answer your questions and help you bring your pickings back to our U-Pick Headquarters.

 

Our customers tell us the experience of picking fruit at Fieldstone is one that children remember for the rest of their lives. So pack a lunch and share a meal at the Refreshment Area we've provided. See how many different tastes you can identify in our many varieties of heirloom apples organically grown. Try a fresh cider slushie, or buy a fresh jug of apple cider to crack open there and take home later.

What Can You Pick Today?

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Blackberries JULY 24th Thursday 2014. WE HAVE SOME BLACK BLACKBERRIES OUT THERE BUT I WOULD GIVE THEM ANOTHER DAY TO RIPEN; FRIDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE GREAT PICKING DAYS.....AND.....CRABAPPLES AND PAULA RED APPLES (1ST OF THE FALL APPLES!!) CAN BE PICKED AS WELL! WOW!!! Best blackberries since we've been here!  Remember: all chemical free and they are happy about it!! This is a good year for blackberries! Big, plump, juicy, packed with flavo, sweet! Blackberries are so versatile! Fresh off the bush, there's nothing like them for a snack. And then there's pie, jelly, preserves, and a perfect addition for fruit salad. Wonderful fresh or put them in the freezer for cobblers or pies later in the year. Try Fresh Blackberry Pie.
Apples PAULA RED HEIRLOOM APPLE AND THE FIRST OF THE FALL APPLES is ready to pick! it orginated out of a Macintosh orchard in Leavenworth Kansas in 1868. It is cruchy, juicy, sweet and tart. A great all around apple for fresh eating, baking, cooking and applesaucing. A complexity of flavor you will want to taste! CRAB APPLES ABOUND! we have a row of crab apples trees for jelly, candy making, great in salads and roasted veggies - we have the larger yellow with red blush and the traditional red crab apple. If you have never tried crab apple jelly it is the BEST!! sweet and tangy and complex! see our simple recipe on the website! It is sooo easy!

Our NEW hours are:

CLOSED SATURDAYS; Sunday 10-5; Monday 9-4; Tuesday to Friday 9-5

Raspberries may be available in the Sale Barn usually through Thanksgiving. Call to check availability and pick up times.

 

Check out our recipes.

 

Raspberries freeze beautifully, with or without sugar and make a wonderful healthy snack for the children!

Try a drop of dark chocolate inside your raspberries for a decadent delight!

Gluten free pie? Ask Marianne about her gluten free recipes!

Have you ever tried almond butter on a slice of apple? try a drop of honey!

A tip: put a few drops of lemon juice on freshly slice apple so it will not oxidize.

 

We have...

2014 As it Ripens

Shiro Japanese Yellow Plum - only one tree, they go quick; July 18 - 21 All picked & sold out

Blackberries - June 29, 2014 will be the first day of picking! to maybe mid August or so. Still picking!!

Lodi apples - June 26 - 29. All picked out.

Sour Cherries - June 10, 2014 til picked / June 20, 2014. All Picked out, none to freeze.

Raspberries - June 10 until first frost Thanksgiving time. (We-Pick only; avail in Sale Barn)

2013 As It Ripens

Aparagus - April 13 to May 31

Sour cherries - June 21, 2013 - June 27, 2013

Raspberries - June 21, 2013 - frost (We-Pick only; avail in Sale Barn)

Blackberries - July 2 - August 25 (6 weeks or so)

Lodi/Yellow Transparent apples July 5-10

Summer Apples - July 25-28

Crabapples - August 6 - ? (yellow and  red, large)

Paula Red (first fall apple, heirloom variety) August 5 - 10

Asian Pears - August 31- September 30 or so (Hosui and 20th Century, then Shinseki about 1 week apart or so)

Apples - 38 varieties begin with Jonathan - August 31 - we will have some varieites available from We-Pick such as Gala. Some varieties don't ripen until October and even as late as November 15 such as Fuji, Gold Rush, Arkansas Black, Black Twig, Pink Lady check here or Facebook to learn what is ripe when.

Fresh cider  - hopefully end of Sept – Dec 1st (we will let you know as we get ready to press!) 

 

38 Varieties of apples, 4 varieties Asian pear

 

See Calendar for more specific dates

 

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