You Pick Apples
You pick apples are available daily between 9AM-6PM. You pick apples are priced by the pound. 2016 season prices are $.879per pound regardless of the variety.
For best results, when picking apples twist, turn and slowly pull the apple from the tree. Do not grab the apple roughly, pull it gently to allow for other apples to remain on the tree rather than on the ground. Apples can be bruised, so take care to be gently so the apple will remain bruise free and last longer.
You Pick Raspberries
You pick raspberries are available in season and while supplies last daily from 9AM-6PM. You pick raspberries are available by the 1/2 pint, pint, quart or bucket. Pricing for the 2015 season is: 1/2 pint $2.50, pint $4.00, quart $7.00 and bucket $24.00.
Raspberries are a very healthy food; they are high Vitamin C and naturally have no fat, cholesterol or sodium. They are also a good source of iron and folate.
Select plump, firm, fully red berries (or yellow or purple if that is the color of the variety). Unripe berries will not ripen once picked. When ripe, most varieties achieve a darker blush at peak sugar and they separate easily form the core which remains attached to the plant. If you must pull hard to remove the berry or it remains attached to its core, it is not ripe!
You Pick Pumpkins
When looking for the best jack-o’-lantern, choose the one that will decompose the slowest. Chose a firm pumpkin with the stem intact. Avoid choosing a pumpkin with soft spots as it will not last very long. A strong sturdy stem indicates a healthy pumpkin. Pumpkins that were stressed for water or nutrients have a stem that is brittle and breaks off easily.
Choose a pumpkin that feels firm and heavy for its size as well as consistent coloring throughout. Look for soft spots, mold, wrinkles or open cuts that would indicate damage or early spoilage and choose a pumpkin with a solidly attached stem. A green stem indicates a freshly harvested pumpkin.