Your Own Apples"
provide a bit of Vitamin C and Potassium. Apples
are a good source of soluble fiber, especially
pectin, which helps control insulin levels by
slowing the release of sugar into your
bloodstream. Pectin also helps reduce
cholesterol levels by lowering insulin
secretion. The custom of serving fresh fruit,
particularly apples, at the end of a meal arose
because of the favorable effects on digestion.
Apple juice was on of the earliest
Orchards offers "Pick Your Own Apples" each year
right after Labor Day weekend through mid
October. "Pick Your Own Apples"
are sold by the
bag. We offer a 1/2 bushel and peck size bags
for you to pick into. Signage at the Orchard
will direct you as to where to purchase the bags
(retail barn or drive up into the field).
Varieties offered in Pick Your Own are:
Macintosh, Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Jonagold,
Red Delicious, Ida Red, Fuji, Cameo and Russett.
"Pick Your Own Blueberries"
The American blueberry has long been recognized
for it's flavor, nutrition and health benefits.
Scientists at the US Dept. of Agriculture Human
Nutrition Center have found that blueberries
rank #1 in antioxidant benefits compared to 40
other fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help
neutralize harmful free radicals that can lead
to cancer and other age related diseases. The
total antioxidant capacity of blueberries is
twice that of spinach and 3 times that of
oranges. This extraordinary fruit is rich in
pectin a soluble fiber that has been shown to be
effective in lowering cholesterol.
"Pick Your Own Blueberries" each
year beginning mid July through the month of
Blueberries in Bloom