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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We are pruning during these April days. We celebrate springtime. Planting begins. The birds are nesting.
Our winter was long with much snow, but we did not suffer tree weather damage. We are excited to be able to proceed with some new plans this year. We hope to provide many good experiences for our customers this 2018!
Remember, “know your farmer”. Fresh and real food is always the best.
Raspberries will be our first fruit crop, end of June.
Use our website menu for particulars. Join us for a great New Season. Our customers are the best!
Cherry box shipping is tomorrow, July 25. When your cherries arrive, rinse in a colander and chill. Wish the USPS good luck. If your cherries do not arrive, contact your post office. Some carriers do not take all of their packages out to customers if their car is loaded with boxes..Let’s hope you are well and everyone is successfully enjoying cherries by the weekend.
We have great u pick at the orchard. Ready now are gorgeous Rainier Cherries, Sweet Cherries and Tart Pie Cherries. There are still a few raspberries left. Plan your own cherry, ” u pick”, time with Daniel at 406-871-5499. U pick before 11:00 am and after 4:00 pm. These are the beautiful times in the orchard and best for cherries. We want you to have a top experience.
Here is a photo, taken yesterday, of our wild Turkey, “Baba”. He is patrolling for bugs and is a very special albino turkey. Here’s to this year’s great 2017 harvest and a big wave to our great customers!
Cherry harvest will be when the cherries are ready. Our best guess is around July 20, 2017. We will announce our harvest date for each crop here. Raspberries are growing nicely and will be ready at about the same date.
Facts for our Cherry customers: Call 406-871-5499 to arrange for an orchard visit for cherries. These times are usually after 4 pm, when the fruit begins to cool down from the warm day. On weekends, we offer early hours. We try to work with everyone.
Cherries should be rinsed in cool water and placed in the refrigerator after you get them home.
Many people freeze cherries. They can be great as snacks and frozen with pits spread on a cookie sheet and then bagged. It can be great to have pitted, frozen cherries. They are very popular for smoothies, sauces, salads, and in many recipes.
If you are making a mail order from us: We will ship on our harvest day. We use two day mail. Alert for mail carrier when you know our ship date or before. It helps to have a caring and supportive mail person who will not leave the box for the next day but will make a bit of an effort to get them to you.
For directions on how to order cherries, see our Order page on this website.
During the first week in August, we have large, beautiful cherries for U Pick. No ladders here, just a nice lawn with many trees. We heard about a place where ladders are needed and the only cherries are at the top of tall trees. This is not the case at our orchard. Dan will help you to enjoy the full environment of the orchard. We have nice red, dark sweet Lapins and Queen Annes or Rainier cherries. There are still some raspberries. Apricots are starting. Apricots are not U pick, but Dan can get them for you.
This exciting cherry was found by one of our pickers. In many years, we have never seen a perfectly halved cherry. Half Lapin and half Rainier. We thought it made for a lovely photo. If you are interested in a visit to our orchard, call 406-871-5499 for an appointment. Daniel will help you.
We have had more good, prime, cherries than we expected. We have ridden out several storms that could have caused problems, but did not. Our harvest days have been more than we expected. Tomorrow, we are having our last harvest day and shipping our boxes all over the country. We are using flat rate, medium, U S Mail boxes. They are guaranteed for two day delivery, but the fact is sometimes, it is three days. These cherries will be, “just picked”, and should do well.
If you are in an apartment or in condos, etc., please find your box. There are many times when managers tuck them away and so forth. Work with your post office, sometimes they forget they have them in the building.
When your cherries arrive, rinse them in colanders. Refrigerate and cool for awhile. Good luck.
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