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Artist, Orchard-Vineyard Grower, Building company, Owner (Colorist, Planning, Design), Organic Vegetable Grower, Preserves Business, Tibetan Terrier Breed Lover and Activist for Canine Health, Healthy great cooking, and Montana born.

2021 Harvest News

Our Latest News, Cherries are Ripe and Ready

A Cherry Tree Section July 2021

We are now open for u-pick. Call Farmer Dan at 406-871-5499. Our cherry season will last for a two-three weeks. We will move onto peach boxes in mid August. The trees are draping to the ground. Beautiful. Come have a great experience.

Bring your own containers or coolers. Call ahead. Farmer Dan will give you directions, South of Bigfork, Montana. Clean water, clean air, clean fruit. This Orchard gives us the best.

Harvest 2021 News

Not long from today, July 9-But we wait!

Sunny, our Tibetan Terrier, in the Orchard.

We are watering, irrigating, and watching our Sweet Cherries grow. Farmer Dan is trying to produce our biggest crop ever. This year, they seem crisp, juicy, and lovely. Fragrant.

We will begin u-pick in the next two weeks. Serenity is here. The air is clear and the weather is comfortable under our mountains. Call Dan at 406-871-5499. He will start appointments after July 20. Our sweet cherry season will last for 3 to 4 weeks.

Our Peaches look very good this year. We are excited about peaches. They will ripen in August. Plums are nice and will come on in August, too.

We have several luscious Plum Varieties. Share our joy with us this crop season at the Orchard. Flathead Lake, East Shore, Montana.

You may have heard that we cannot ship cherries this year. Our rural post office was very honest with us. The Postmaster said they cannot guarantee timely deliveries. Come visit.

If you would like us to pick lugs for you, we will. You may call for pick up.

Orchard Visuals today: Our fruit is always clean, fresh, sustainable. Local and clean practices for our great customers. July begins our season through October. Ahead: Peaches, Plums, Pears, Apple Picking time.

Lillies Abound

Welcome 2021!

We are starting off the year with new love for life in the orchard. It has given us a wonderful environment during the 2020 winter. Sheryl has made many new pieces of artwork for our small gallery at the orchard.

The preserved fruits have been a constant part of our dinner menus during the winter. Our favorite is icy, semi frozen fruit sitting atop a hill of fresh greens. We collect sherry and balsamic vinegars for the vinaigrettes.

Pruning is underway. The winter has been extremely mild. Stay optimistic, a fabulous season will unfold. We look forward to seeing our many visitors during this summer 2021. Happy New Days to all.

a link to some of the artwork:
http://www.sherylgetmanstudio.com

2020 Orchard Season Decisions

Shipping News:

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.

Cherries, July 21, 2020.

The Orchard is in Abundance, July 12, 2020

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.

Cherry Report July 12, 2020
Turning Orange and some cherries still in Straw Stage.

Our 2020 Season

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.

AN Unusual Winter, Yet the Trees Continue their Winter SLeep.

Winter Days, near Flathead Lake, Montana

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.

Olive and Parker, Tibetan Terriers enjoy the snow. The trees look healthy and contented.

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!

Apple Picking Time

The Apples are Crunchy. Call Dan if you would like the experience of picking. If you would rather pick up fruit, call Dan 406-871-5499.

The harvest is robust and a delight.