Winter Comes. Until the cold, we enjoy a beautiful fall. We are busy roasting apples and enjoying our first pies. The orchard is open for our great customers. Call Farmer Dan at 406-871-5499 for a time to visit. On Flathead Lake’s East Shore in Montana.
Our shipping orders are now sealed and closed. We will ship boxes on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The boxes are usps, mail, two day priority.
When you receive your cherries, rinse them in a colander. Refrigerate.
U Pick at the Orchard
Our picking will begin July 29, 2020. Please call Dan for an arrangement and time for your visit. 406-871-5499. Visitors should bring containers for taking home your cherries. We are asking people to wear a mask, and children over 5 years of age.
Welcome to those who enjoy visiting Getmans’ Montana Orchard.
U-Pick Starting After July 24, 2020
Harvest Date Approximation:
Here are the Orchard Cherries today. Our harvest will be around July 24 for this 2020 Season. Our shipping date will be finalized later, but near July 24. We will keep everyone informed.
We will schedule people for u pick after July 24. We should have cherries for about 3 weeks. Call Dan at 406-871-5499 for an appointment after July 24. We will be conducting a safe harvest and will carefully keep pickers and families, groups, safely distanced.
The Orchard will provide beautiful fruits throughout the months until Fall. Our spirits will be high. Summer in Montana is precious.
The Pandemic Season, never to be forgotten. We have been sheltered in since February 16. Blessings to all. We expect a beautiful crop of fruit this year. Even the apricots may produce. Cherries are shedding their blossoms and the peach crop looks beautiful.
It is our goal to be able to bring safe fruit to everyone this season. We will keep you informed about how we plan to harvest. For now, May 12, we will get our shipping orders organized and nurture our plants and trees.
If you would like shipped cherries this year, approximately mid July, 2020…. follow our simple directions.
We are keeping the fires burning while our trees remain dormant. Fences are watched, repairs are made after our significant winds this winter season. Sometimes a small ermine shows its face or a raccoon checks out the compost. Our Tibetan Terriers keep the orchard free of intruding coyotes or bigger, wildlife cats. The bears are sleeping. Our orchard birds are fed and the dogs get long walks. The kitchen is busy, big winter meals are cozy and relaxing. It is our time for artwork and the finishing on our house. We host friends and visitors for dinners. Our temperatures have been high. Generally, they have hovered around 34 degrees F. Last night, Feb.1, 2020, at midnight, our temperature was 47 degrees F.
These are salad bags from my freezer.
During high summer season, I prepare these bags with, just picked fruit. We love salads in winter. Greens are piled high and this semi thawed, icy fruit is perfect with a nice sherry or lemon vinaigrette.
We must confess. For the first time, (after thirteen years of farming the Orchard), we have traveled for fun, this winter 2019-2020. Our Tibetan Terrier, Ali Baba, shows in AKC dog shows. He is handled by our friend, David Murray. We visited Ali in October, December, and January We visited Arizona, Florida, and California. We enjoy his AKC, dog, Tibetan Terrier campaign. Our passion for Tibetan Terriers created a cause for us to getaway. We prepare, now, for Westminster in New York City. We were very fortunate, last year Ali won his breed at Westminster. He has brought us Joy. Here are a few photos of our very unusual winter trips. First Time Ever! We had to learn how to use a suitcase again.
We look forward to communicating with everyone when our crops and trees begin their spring manifestations. Expecting a great 2020 season!
We are shipping our cherries, around the country, on Monday, July 23. They are two day priority mail and should reach most addresses Wednesday. When you receive your cherries, rinse in a colander and chill. Alert your mail carrier, concierge or mail hub. Some states reduced mailing centers and the box may take an extra day. The cherries are so fresh, they should be fine. We are picking and shipping on the same day. Send a blessing to the mailing system. Enjoy. We love serving you. Thank you for supporting our orchard work. We try to grow the best cherries possible.
You will be receiving a French cherry called Lapin. Lapin is a word for rabbit. The logic in the name is because our trees have big, long eared leaves. The leaves shade the cherries and protect them from weather. The leaves are helping with the heating when necessary or the cooling of the cherry. Hale storms can’t even hurt our cherries. (usually), lol.
These cherries are grown in pristine air, and soil. They are watered with pure and lovely, crystal clear water.
Prime sweet cherries, peaches, plums, pears, apples, berries, events. Located in Montana at Flathead Lake, Yellow Bay.