This summer update is a big one for Masonville Orchards, besides getting ready for another fruit season, we have some significant changes heading our way.
We are happy to announce that Mike Biwar has purchased our U pick operation and country store. Due to some family health issues (both me and Paula) I finally figured out I had to slow down a bit…the most common sense thing to do was to sell the Ault U pick and country store location, since it can be operated as a standalone business versus the other orchard locations that are more integrated into other things I am doing. That being said, welcome Mike to Northern Colorado (he comes here from Wisconsin), he plans to operate the location as a U pick orchard and will expand the days of operation, the products in the store, etc., all the things I just didn’t have the bandwidth to do. The new name of the operation is Adams Apple Orchards, see the attached link to go to his website www.adamsapplecolorado.com , contact info, etc.
We (Masonville Orchards) will still be at the various farmers’ markets we have always been at (Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder , Loveland), just won’t have the U pick option any longer. With the Ault location sold, it means I personally will be at more Farmers’ Markets (don’t know if that is a good thing or not!). So other than fighting the weather, which is a continuous battle, all other things are good….the weather as usual has been challenge with a really cold, dry winter, followed by a cold spring, then a wet May/June….which makes growing fruit a challenge….but, that is why we do it….if everyone could, they would!! That is all of the news for the day, will see you at the markets in August.