Red Havens now in the market!

  • The peaches may be a little later than last year but they are truly worth the wait, so sweet and juicy. Thank you to everyone who has come out to Utica since we opened on July 12. We started U-pick on Friday, July 27 and had such an enormous response the we have finished pick your own until the Contender peaches ripen up in about two weeks. We suspect that sometime around August 10-15 we will open U-Pick back up since there will be so many Contenders.
  • In the meantime, we do have our peaches in the market in Utica. Until the end of the week we will have Red Haven and John Boy, both freestone peaches, as well as white and yellow flesh Donut peaches that are very sweet and the perfect snack size peach.
  • Zestar apples will be ready in about 7-10 days. Pears will be ready about late August and after that we will have U-Pick for peaches, apples, and pears. Oh, my! 
  • Due to the very wet April, the peaches are behind schedule and this has prevented us from getting to any Farmers' Markets. We hope to be there in two weeks or so. Fruit farming can be unpredictable and this is definitely one of those years.
  • Our first CSA deliveries start this week. Thank you to everyone who signed up and thank you for your patience. 
  • We would love to see you in Utica! Our market is stocked with local produce including sweet corn that is picked and delivered daily as well as onions, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, garlic, green beans, etc. We have a larger assortment of local and gourmet food items, gifts, snacks, organic milk and yogurt, local pasture-raised eggs and Velvet single serve ice cream. 
  • Our website www.branstoolorchards.com is updated daily as well as our Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram to see the latest photos from the orchard, our market, our dog Jack, and our customers. Follow us on Twitter.
  • Feel free to take a book from our Little Free Library. We could also use your book donations to help keep our library stocked.
  • We now have an events page and a recipe page on our website. We would love to feature your recipe. Please email us at branstoolorchards@gmail.com to submit one.
  • Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have or to check on the variety of peaches we have in the market that day: 740-892-3989.
  • Lastly, we invite you to join us on Saturday, August 18, from 5-7PM for a 'Plein Air' Painting Party. We will take a short walk into the orchard, sit between rows of peach trees and paint a still life of peaches with the step by step guidance of Lori from Lori's Art Studio in Granville. Your $40 registration includes the canvas and all painting materials, refreshments, and a 1/4 peck of peaches to take home with you and your new peach painting. Register here or at the market in Utica.
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