Frequently Asked Questions
Do you spray?Chemicals? NO! We are going beyond organic and working to feed the soil and the trees, bushes and produce. Before petal fall and just after we spray a combo of Neem oil, kelp, EM (Effective Microorganisms - we brew ourselves and have available for sale for your garden or farm), liquid fish (not after fruit set or any later), and herb infusions of horsetail, nettle and comfrey. We will continue to spray with Neem oil and herbs throughout the season to help with fruit set, keep bugs and fungus away, feed the soil and the trees and to provide you with organically grown, nutrient dense fruits and veggies.
Do I have to bring my own containers?
No We will give you containers for picking and bags to take your fruit home.
What is the best way to store my fruit?
Apples and pears need to be refrigerated. The berries should be either used or frozen within short time after picking
How much will it cost?
The berries, cherries and asparagus are sold by the pound. The apples and pears are sold by the pound, 20lbs or more is the least expensive way to purchase.
How do you pick Asparagus?
We snap ours at ground level or the tender part of the stalk.
How do you know what Blackberries to pick?
When they are black, shiny, and no red on the berries. They will fall off in your hand.
Do the blackberries have thorns?
Yes. Some varieties do and some don't.
Do we have to walk through tall grass?
No. We do try to keep the grass mowed in the areas where you will be picking.
When will we know what apples or pears to pick?
We will give you a map of the orchard and show you the ripe apples that are available to pick and where to go for the best fruit.
"I can't walk that far."
We can take you to a good picking spot in one of our golf carts and pick you up when you are done. You can call us on your cell phone or we will wander back after a time or when you choose. We try to be accommodating whenever we can.
What are your hours?
Closed on Mondays. Tuesday–Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 Sundays 12:00 -6:00
We are closed for the winter Thanksgiving to April 15. But we will be growing Winter Greens. If you are interested please call or email to let us know and we can arrange pick up times or delivery.
Is your Cider pasteurized?
No. It is fresh pressed cider made with our own apples right here on the property.
Can we stay and have a picnic on the grounds?
Yes, we want you to enjoy your trip to Fieldstone. We have tables for your use or you may go up in the orchard for a picnic.
Do you sell fruit wood for smoking?
Yes, when we have wood available. We have some nice Mulberry wood right now!
Do you have tours for groups and/or children?
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.
2013 As It Ripens
Aparagus - May 13 to June 7 or so
2012 Wacky Weather ripening projections
Asparagus - late March-mid May
See Calendar for more specific dates