Yippy, yahooo…. it is opening weekend for us at the Farmer’s Market…we are as excited as a young child on their 1st day of school. Just like a little kid, we may not have our act completely together but it doesn’t matter, we are just happy to get the season started.
Just like early in the season in previous years, the 1st week or two tends to lean more toward tart varieties rather than sweet…those with a sweet tooth like me have to wait a bit... but what we have will be excellent!!!
Will have 3 varieties:
Mike & Will, who purchased our U-pick orchard/country store, are likely opening next week. Be sure to check out their website: www.adamsapplecolorado.com.
Looking forward to seeing you at the markets this weekend (Greeley, Fort Collins, Longmont & Boulder), We will be at the Loveland market (Sundays) starting Aug 25. See our website www.masonvilleorchard.com for days/hours of the various markets.
Greetings everyone! The time for apples is near, we have started to pick a few, more next week and will probably start limited markets the weekend of Aug 17 provided I can find some sales/farmers’ market assistants. If you know anyone who wants to work markets (i.e. Saturday mornings), we are in need of 4-5 folks for Boulder, Longmont, and Fort Collins. The Greeley market is set with Kevin and Kit returning for the umpteenth time (which is a good thing). They have been at the Greeley market as long as we have been there. Jerrika is returning to tackle Boulder but needs a helper. Josh graduated and will not be in Fort Collins anymore (what in the world could be more important, an engineering career or tormenting me at the market? He chose career….go figure!). Our entire crew from Longmont is gone….sooo, if you know of anyone who would be a good fit (early morning Saturday type from mid-August to late October), have them contact me asap, either by phone 970-231-6399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So early in the markets we will have limited varieties, but the 1st ones will be Ginger Gold, a sweet/tangy variety that looks like yellow delicious but taste nothing like it. Dandee Red is on the tart side, for those of you who like McIntosh, these are the ticket….they are considered an improved McIntosh, meaning a little sweeter and not as soft….and large! We will also have some Pristines, one of my early season favorites. For those who remember, they have a lemon-citrus type flavor.
Will send out a note next week confirming our markets but if you are interested in working a market or know someone who would be…..have them contact me! Thanks and looking forward to seeing you soon.