Friday, October 31, 2014

Apples, Thanksgiving pies and store update

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Here's at least a part of what's going on here at the farm...

We have a new freezer! The freezer is stocked with meat from Maine Family Farms and other local farms, cranberries from Ricker Hill Orchards and pies from Valley View Orchard Pies.

Stay tuned for more equipment coming that should make your experience at the store much more pleasant! We are very grateful that the Lord made this grant possible and awarded to us!

We still have apples for picking. Goldrush is our last apple of the season. It is a very long storing apple that can be used for either baking or fresh eating. During apple picking season, we'll be open 7 days a week. Check out Facebook or this site for the hours. A quick run down: Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm.

We are freshly stocked with goat's milk products - cheeses, milk and yogurt - and pies. We will be getting more Bert's Awesome Stuff (pickles) -hopefully Saturday - which has been very popular.

THANKSGIVING PIES: If you would like a pie for Thanksgiving, please let us know by Tuesday 11/18. You may call or stop in. The pies will be delivered early Thanksgiving week and they can be picked up Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. If it's easier for you to get your pie Thanksgiving day, we will be open in the morning.

Some of the most popular flavors of pie are raspberry-rhubarb (my new personal favorite!!), Bumbleberry (a mix of strawberry, blueberry, rhubarb, apples and raspberries with a crumb topping), apple crisp, pumpkin and blueberry, but they also have pecan, apple-blueberry, apple-raspberry, strawberry-rhubarb, Key-Lime and chocolate French Silk.

Raspberry Rhubarb $12.99

Blueberry $12.99

Key Lime $17.99

Pecan $15.99

 Strawberry Rhubarb $12.99

chocolate French Silk $17.99

See you soon!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Apple picking and special event!

Another special event is happening this coming Saturday - we will have cranberries and cider (both apple cider and apple-cranberry cider) from Ricker Hill Orchards in Turner, Maine! We'll have free samples of the ciders and both cider and cranberries will be 10% off on Saturday only.

People have really been enjoying the cider, and some have become hooked on the carbonated cider - a delicious twist on a fall favorite! Check it our when you're here!

Apple picking will also begin again on Saturday with Goldrush. This is a delicious apple that can be used for fresh eating or baking and will store a long time.

The store will be open and we will have the usual stock of goodies - cheeses, olives and olive oil, pies, whoopie pies, jams, peanut butters, pickles and much more! We'll look forward to seeing you this weekend! We are open 9am-6pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Apple pause

Due to heavy picking - thank you to everyone who came and picked!! - we are picked out of apples for a short time. We'll have more ready around the 3rd week of October. We'll post when they are ready again.

We'll end the season with Crimson Topaz and Goldrush, which is below:


We still have tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, gourds and harvested raspberries (no U-Pick) along with many other treats in the store. Please stop in and see all we have!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Exciting Saturday event!!

We are planning to have special events during the year and our first one is this Saturday, October 11th,  10am-4pm. "Meet the Beekeeper" day! We will have Garrett Keniston, the man who keeps the bees here on Plowshares Farm.  He is a wealth of information about everything relating to bees and will have fascinating information to share.

We are still picking apples as well. 2 kinds are ripe this week: Enterprise, which is a wonderful baking apple that will keep it's shape no matter what you're cooking up - unless it's applesauce!! ;-) - and will store for up to 6 months in the refrigerator. The other kind is Florina, one of my favorites, which is a wonderful fresh eating apple. Four more apples are ripening between now and early November, so stay tuned.



The store will be open and we will also have free pie and whoopie pie sampling. Tell your friends and come and check it all out!

Key Lime




Red Velvet


Our hours are Monday-Thursday noon-6:30pm and Friday and Saturday 9am-6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apples, pumpkins, cider and so much more!

We are still picking apples! 2 varieties are ripe this week - Enterprise and Florina. Our hours through October will be noon-7pm Monday - Thursday and 9am - 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday, closed Sundays. 3 more apples are ripening later in October and Goldrush apple will finish off our apple harvest with great taste in early November.

Enterprise (below) is a great baking apple that will store in your fridge for up to 6 months. We also like it for fresh eating.

Florina (below) is a wonderful crisp, juicy fresh eating apple, aromatic and sweet-tart. One of my favorites!

In addition, we also have local cider! Regular cider in gallons, half gallons and 8oz sizes, cranberry apple (Cran-Breeze) in half gallons, and carbonated regular cider and cranberry apple cider. We think you will like this addition! Good flavor - nicely tart!

Also, fall honey from Lover's Lane Honey in southern Gorham is here! It's a darker, richer honey than our summer honey. A big treat for honey lovers!

From our farm's bees, we have summer honey, honey comb, "chunk" honey (a jar of honey with a chunk of honey comb in it) and small 3oz gift jars of honey.

For you chocolate lovers, especially lovers of fine chocolate, we are freshly stocked with local chocolates from Black Dinah Chocolatiers. We carry an assortment of their barks, caramels and truffle chocolates. The caramels and truffles are nested in boxes of 8 and are true works of art. We have a box of each available for you to look at so you can see these amazing creations!

We also now carry pumpkin pies and pecan pies. This is the best pecan pie we have ever tasted! Lots of other pies also available.

In addition, we also have pumpkin cream cheese whoopie pies! We still have all our other flavors - red velvet, lemon, peanut butter, chocolate mint, chocolate strawberry and, of course, classic.

We have pumpkins, squash and gourds harvested and ready for you to pick up.

We still have tomatoes and raspberries all harvested and ready in the store for you. A great selection of other items - meats, cheeses, jams, peanut butters, pickles and much more! You can see a few things below. Come and visit soon!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall fun

Fall may be chilly but there are so many fun things to do!

APPLES: Apple picking is open!! We have wonderful varieties of apples that are crisp and tart or sweet or a little of both! Our tress on dwarfing root stocks means the picking is easy, even for kids. Here are a couple pictures we took recently and you can see that the trees have lots of fruit:

RASPBERRIES: The raspberry bushes are just loaded with fruit. People come to pick and hardly have to move because there is so much fruit. If you like raspberries, this is prime picking time!

PUMPKINS, SQUASH AND GOURDS: We have them all! Come and pick out your favorites.

IN THE STORE: We are freshly stocked with those luscious Black Dinah chocolates! We have lavender and Ancho Chile bark along with boxed chocolates. If you haven't tried these, you will want to!

We have cider!! In gallon, half gallon and 12oz individual sizes. We also have cranberry-apple cider and carbonated cider in cans.

A new batch of Italian cookies for all you cookie lovers.

We also recently got more maple products in the store so we have a lot of maple syrup! We also have maple needhams and smoked maple cheese.

Come in soon!