Week 7 Sep 28 – 30

Welcome to weekend 7 and some sunny weather!  This is the height of the Liberty apple picking season so come on out and get your bags full! We will be opening up new rows of the west block that are just busting with Liberty apples so dont miss out!    Also still available from last week are the Jonagolds and Kings as well as Comice Pears.

New this week we have the great keeping apple, Melrose. Also available is the Zabergau Reinette and Raven.  New winter pears are the Bosc and Conference and we have the Mishirasu Asian pear this week.

Also ripe this weekend is the unique Moultons Pride crabapple, (pictured). This is a fantastic crab for all kinds of uses. It has all the expected qualities of a crab,tart, bitter, tannin, astringent and sweet but not so overpowering as most. Take a bite out of one…….. youll like it!  We make the usuall crabapple jelly and other crab blends with it but it also is great to use as a natural pectin source (its really high) for setting up other products. Also great for blending in cider!

Hope to see you at the farm!

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Week 6 Sep 21 – 23

Hi folks, I’d like to thank everyone who’s been braving the weather and coming out to the farm to pick in the rain. Its nice to know there are others out there who know, farming is a rain or shine event!

We are getting into the real premier varieties this week! Pictured is Liberty and also available is the first Jonagolds. These two varieties ripen over a period of time and hang well so we will have them for a while. Also this weekend are Pinova and the first of the Kings.  The Comice winter pear will be available to pick this weekend as well.

 

There are still lots of Cortlands, Gala, Spartan, Bramley, Sweet 16 and Karmijn on the trees so have at those while they’re still available.

 

Week 5 Sep 14 – 16

Hello apple pickers.  Well last weekend was a big one for varieties and it looks like this will be another one not to miss. This week though we also have pears, both Asian and European.

Lets start off with the apples.  We have the Bramley’s Seedling (pictured), Red Hook McIntosh, Cortland, Spartan, Cox Orange Pippin, Scarlet Gala, Karmijn, Sweet 16, Morespur McIntosh.       For Asian Pears we have the Kosui and Shinseiki and for summer pears we have the Orcas and Jackie’s Delight.

Come on out for some u pick fun and please visit our web site for more farm info:    skagitvalleyfruit.com

Week 4 Sep 7 – 9

Hello everyone and welcome to Jones Creek Farms and the U pick season already well underway. This is weekend 4 and its a big  week with Mollie’s Delicious (pictured), Tsugaru, Aroma, Rambo, Ellison’s Orange, Jonamac, Novamac, Pink Pearl, Dayton, Alkmene and Stearns.

Big news this year is we are open on Fridays as well as the usual Saturday and Sunday. Same hours, 10 – 5. Also since the season seems to have moved back a little more towards normalcy so we have re-instituted the U pick pumpkin patch. Hopefully we will be rolling in ripe pumpkins for carving or eating by the first week of October.  Happy picking everyone!