2012 Has Been an Interesting Year in the Orchard.

WELCOME TO OUR SITE!

We hope you’ll find it informative and helpful.  As in the past, we’ll be posting updates about the goings on here at Brown’s, from opening hours, available apple varieties and any other news we want to share.  Please drop us a line if you have any comments or suggestions; we love hearing from our customers.

While many of you folks were heralding our early spring with great fanfare, it wasn’t such a good thing for apple growers as many of you have probably heard by now.  The much warmer than average temperatures in March caused our trees to bud extremely early.  They were then very sensitive to the colder temperatures and frosts that followed.  A number of our trees were affected by all this record-breaking weather, depending on the variety and their location in our orchard.  Miraculously, quite a few were spared, unlike in parts of the East, where damage and loss were very widespread. We’ve now been contending with the extremely dry, hot summer;  it’s been quite a roller coaster ride, to say the least!

The good news is that we will still have apples, although likely not as many varieties.  We are still doing our final assessment.  As always, Mother Nature dictates when our apples will be perfect for picking and you never know what she can throw our way in these last critical few weeks.  On a really positive note, we have a good supply of our delicious frozen cider, including our special “varietals” like Honey Crisp and Gold Rush, that will be available to start the season this year as a result of last year’s bountiful harvest.  As most of our die-hard cider fans know, it’s simply a matter of thawing and shaking the cider in order to enjoy it’s sweet goodness until we start pressing fresh later in the fall.

We hope you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to welcoming you back when we open for the 2012 season, which will be in EARLY SEPTEMBERWe will be announcing our opening date soon, so watch this space…..

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THE MARKET WILL OPEN FOR THE 2012 FALL SEASON

ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 10 a.m.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN!!

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CHECK OUT “IN THE MARKET” FOR UPDATES ABOUT AVAILABLE VARIETIES AND HOURS

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