Once a year we roll out the red carpet and give our customers and friends the grand tour of our orchard. Our 2016 farm tour will be on Sunday, May 29th. We start the tour at 10 a.m. We walk, talk, and look at all aspects of our farm. As long as Mother Nature is kind to us this spring frost season, we will look at the newly growing apples and peaches. The tour ranges from how we pack and cool the fruit, to our commercial kitchen, to how we grow our fruit. We’ll look at how we graft trees, run a wind machine and look at our newest trees. The best part of the tour? It’s free!
We are hosting a Saturday, May 28th, night dinner at the farm (amongst our fruit trees – weather permitting). Locally known chef Dava Parr from Fresh and Wyld will be preparing our primarily locally sourced dinner. To sign up for our dinner in the orchard go to our online store. As part of the tour we also organize winery and distillery tours on Saturday, May 28. All the tours are free, however, we do charge for the Saturday night dinner and a buffet lunch after the farm tour on Sunday. The buffet lunch can also be purchased on our online store.
In past years we have had over 100 people for our dinner in the field on Saturday night and 80 people for the walk around the farm. The food is great, the conversation excellent and it is all capped off by our view of the West Elk Mountains. Every year those that attend comment on all they have learned, how much fun it is to see a grafted trees and how powerful our wind machines are. We hope you can attend the tour this year!
Our Saturday afternoon tour will start with a guided tour of Stone Cottage Vineyards, proceed to Peak Spirits distillery and Jack Rabbit Hill Vineyards and finish with our dinner in the orchard.