CHERRIES - Bing and Pie Cherries - in season (usually mid June to early July); check on availability Sold as U-pick, in our fruit stand here on the farm on Cherry Festival weekend the 3rd weekend in June, at the Farmers' Markets in Alamogordo and Cloudcroft, and individual orders by phone.
APPLES - 16 varieties - in season (usually late August through late October); check on availability
Sold at the Farmers' Markets in Alamogordo and Cloudcroft and individual orders by phone; Limited U-pick by appt. only
Varieties include: Gala (late August to early Sept), Fuji (October), Jonagold, Mcintosh, White Winter Pearmain (an heirloom variety), Granny Smith, Newtown Pippin, Ida Red, Rome Beauty, Winesap, Cortland, Jonathon, Gordon, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious (older variety), Stayman
Sorry, no Honeycrisp
*Call for prices since they often vary from year to year.
February update: Winter chores include pruning the fruit trees and burning brush piles in the orchards, cutting firewood and hauling brush to remove dead and invasive trees, raking leaves in the wedding venue, and catching up on projects we don't have time for in the summer, which this year includes rebuilding the horse corrals and the round pen.
Prices for fuel wood and wood for barbecuing vary depending on the type of wood, if it is to be split, and if it is to be delivered (locally only)