Winter Effects on the Orchard

With the memorable 2014 winter slowly coming to a close, the winter effects on the trees seems to be a question resonating throughout the orchard from concerned fruit lovers everywhere. I have been reluctant to write about the effects the winter has had on the orchard. We saw a low temperature of -18F which can […]

Fruitstand Update :)

Help! We’re being overrun by cucumbers!!! If we can’t get to the phones, it’s because we can’t make it through the mountains of pickling and slicing cukes we’ve harvested from our gardens. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to plant 5 acres 🙂 Here’s what we’re offering this week: Veggies: Now available at both […]

Double Cherry Pie

1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cans (16 ounces each) tart cherries 1 cup dried cherries 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional Favorite pastry for two-crust pie Preheat the oven to 400F. Filling: In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of […]

Cherry Banana Bread

3/4 cup sugar 1/2 stick margarine 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas 1 cup drained, pitted & cut up sour cherries 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking soda Cream sugar & margarine. Add eggs, cherries & bananas. Mix dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Bake in two 9″ x […]

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

2 cups cubed cooked chicken ½ cup dried tart cherries 3 green onions, sliced ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Lettuce leaves Chopped fresh parsley 2 to 4 croissants Combine chicken, cherries and onions in a large bowl; mix well. In another bowl, combine […]

Cherry-Glazed Baked Chicken

1 can (16-ounce) pitted dark sweet cherries 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons hot mustard 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup dried tart cherries 6 (6 1/2 ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves […]

Cherry Zucchini Bread

2 eggs 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup shredded unpeeled zucchini 1/4 cup water 2/3 cup dried tart cherries 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons baking powder Put eggs in a […]

Tart Cherry Sauce

1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 cups pitted tart cherries 2 tbsp. margarine Mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pitted cherries. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat & add margarine. Stir well. Serve over ice cream, cake or cheese cake. Keep refrigerated.

Rain, Rain, Rain!

It’s been raining so much lately! In the past 40 days, we’ve had rain on 24 of them. Hopefully it dries up soon, because the rain can cause the cherries to split. All of our gardens are staked out and planted, so the rain will be good for just a few more days. Guess what […]

Coming Soon… Strawberries and Raspberries!

Hey everyone! Megan here, writing for Betsy while she’s at church. (For those of you that don’t know me, I’m John and Betsy’s niece that lives here on the farm with them.) The season really feels like it’s starting now, because of the strawberries coming in this upcoming weekend. But what I’m looking forward to […]