Our Family Blog

September 11, 2019

Sunny with warm breezes and plenty of school groups picking their day to come on an Apple Picking Field Trip! Our reservation specialist Deb has her phone on and is calculating cider donut quantities as we update this post. (Originally Posted August 29, 2018: The summe...

The summer heat continues. Boy was it hot today! The guys are picking apples on the home farm and happy guests at the pick your own are bringing home bags of ripe juicy apples. Nothing is better than picking a NY apple and taking a big bite out of it, but how do you de...

The heat and humidity does not slow down our hard working MG Hurd employees, but a bit of rain may. We started picking apples this 2018 season! Well not all of them, our 1st two varieties, Jersey Macs & Ginger Golds. Each apple variety has its own unique ready to pick...

Ever cross your mind how on earth an apple makes it's way from our trees in the orchard to your grocery store?

Another BEEutiful sunny day with a high of 65° and the sound of bzzz, bzzz, bzzz. Each bloom we bring in honey bee colonies to help pollinate our apple and pear trees. Three generations ago this was not necessary, but the number of pollinator bugs has decreased in the...

IT'S SPRINGTIME ON THE FARM......a taste of summer brings sunny skies with a high of 85°.....We have been PLANTING YOUR FUTURE APPLES!! Ever Wonder how it's all done? Take a Peak!  It's all about TEAMWORK... and One Amazing Process. 

In Replanting Young A...

A warm rainy day brings the first major apple scab infection, moisture to the roots and lots of new growth. Does this month have an “R” in it? Yes, so it is a good month to dig up our young trees. We grafted and planted these trees 4 years ago. They are old enough now...

Monday snow boots, today muddy boots and an Apple Food Art Butterfly. With a high of 61° and rain expected, the buds are starting to swell and green tip (1st visible green when a bud starts to separate) is just around the corner.

When Charles Hurd was visiting family in...

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