apples

Homegrown Apples

Did you know that here, at Shady Brook Farm, we grow acres of apples? Farmer Paul planted an orchard years ago and it’s time for the harvest! Pick your own apples are available Wednesday – Friday from 9am to 4pm via wagon rides from the Farm Market. Cost is $3/person, pyo apples are NOW just $0.99/lb. Weekends the orchard is accessible only through our FallFest event which also includes loads of fall fun. Get more info. HERE!

Here’s a list of what varieties we grow and approximately when they’re in season:

VarietyFlavor ProfileBest ForReady for Harvest
GalaSweet. Fine Textured. AromaticEating FreshAug. 25 – Sept. 10
HoneycrispCrisp. Delicious Balance b/t Sweet & TartEating FreshSept. 1 – 20
CortlandSweet Tender Snow White FleshCooking/BakingSept. 8 – Sept. 20
Crimson CrispSweet. Sharp. Rich FlavorEating Fresh/BakingSept. 8 – 31
Daybreak FujiCrisp. Sweet. Very FirmEating Fresh/Baking/CookingSept. 8 – 31
JonagoldGood Flavor. Sweet/Sharp BalanceEating Fresh/Baking/CookingSept. 8 – 20
Red JonaprinceDeep Red. SweetEating FreshSept. 10 – Oct. 10
Golden DeliciousHoneyed. Sweet. AromaticEating Fresh/BakingSept. 10 – 25
ShizukaSweet. Mild FlavorEverythingSept.25 – Oct. 15
CameoSweet & Tart w/Honey & Citrus FlavorEating FreshOct. 1 – Oct. 20
Snapp StaymanTart. Super CrispBaking/Cider/ApplesauceOct. 10 – Oct. 31
EnterpriseFirm. Crisp. Spicy. TartEating Fresh/CookingOct. 18 – Nov. 5
Aztec FujiSpicy Sweet. CrispEating FreshOct. 25 – Nov. 15