A different way to experience fresh fruit. You watch your apples grow
all season. While you and your kids learn about the care needed to tend a successful orchard.
Winter time, Blossom time,
Bring your family out to "Choose - A - Tree"... yours for the year!
$25 Deposit / tree
The kids have been watching and helping to care for your tree all spring and summer... Or you just stop by and want pick a bag or two.
Come on out when you fancy a 'peck' or a 'bushel'. You'll pick, weigh and record your bounty each visit. Let the young math wiz manage your "account".
Total up @ $1.20 per lb.
You're driving home, see that Hazel Hill sign and remember that delicious apple sauce you made last year.
"Darn! I didn't reserve
my tree this year!" Not to worry, we have you covered.
Apples will be picked and bagged each day during the season, ready for munching or mashing.
Cash & Carry $1.40 per lb.
I'd walk down the hill to Gram Hazel's house many a weekend. She always had a 'job' my brother and I could make a little money at... pulling goldenrod in the hay field or swatting flies in the barn for a penny a piece. There were plenty of both! We sorted coins or stamps, practiced our states on a wood puzzle or peddled
the player piano "Moon River wider than a mile...."
But baking was my favorite thing to do. You learn a lot when your "Gram" is so patient and willing to let you try anything from pies to pastries, from cakes to cornbread. The recipes I 'follow' have been passed down from her kitchen as well as aunts, friends, the ladies at the "Grange" and especially my mom.
For now I am baking...apple pies, pumpkin pies, apple can cake (you'll LOVE it!) and granola.
Pies - $15.00 (2 for $25) 'Apple Can' cake - $15.00 (2 for $25)
These are all available this winter, made to order. Text / email or give me a call.
Canned Goods & Maple Syrup
Mom is one the outstanding gardeners in the area, if not the state. Her flowers garden are unparalleled. Her advice and guidance invaluable. So, as long as I do my job in the vegetable garden, watering, weeding, picking on time... the harvest will be awesome. This year it was.
We processed 30+ jars of savory pickles, 20+ jars of delicious tomato sauce, 10 jars of green tomatoes and a dozen jars of beets. It sounds like a lot, but we eat them every day with every meal (usually
not breakfast...). Two dear family members visited recently and consumed a reported three jars
in a matter of hours! Next fall the I plan to have some out for purchase as well as jarred
apple sauce made from those beautiful Hazel Hill Orchard apples. Samples will be
available of course...warning, you'll be hooked. Prices TBD next fall.
In addition to canned products, maple syrup, made right on site will be sold as well. I have built a small sap house on the property...an upgrade from the fire pit and open pan you see pictured above. Who doesn't love hot waffles dripping with sweet maple syrup and juicy blueberries. Got your attention yet...Don't miss the springtime "Blossom Brunch"!
12 oz. Bottle Maple Syrup - $11
Boxes and Baskets
Once you and your family have been out to Hazel Hill Orchard for an afternoon, I am confident you'll
be back. The pleasure, excitement and pride your children will feel harvesting their very own
tree will seal the deal. If you're going to make this a truly authentic experience,
harkening back to days gone by...a couple of rugged traditional boxes
and/or baskets to harvest those apples into, are a must!
These boxes are milled locally and assembled right here on the farm. They bring me back to my
childhood. Believe me I've handled 1000's of these, and remember the satisfying site
of thirty or more bushels of apples, lined up under the old standard trees,
ready to be collected and hauled back to the storage. Buy a beautiful
box or basket, own a piece of apple history.