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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We are thankful for you every day!

We are closed today and will open tomorrow!

We now have our winter hours in place, we close at 5:00 on Saturdays!

Hot cider awaits you in the market!

along with ... JonaGold, Cortland, Empire, Red & Golden Delicious, IdaRed, Mutsu, & Jonathan Apples, Squash, Pie Pumpkins, the best local honey, preserves, butters, and so much more! 

 

Ellie won our 2017 Great White Pumpkin!

Carving the Great White Pumpkin! (Ellie's parents used the sawsall!)

Carving the Great White Pumpkin! (with help of parents!) Ellie with help from Reagan! Thank you, Ellie and family!

Out of the 1400 entries, Ellie won our

2017 Great White Pumpkin! 

Clare, second place winner Bryan, second place winner

Our second place winners were Clare and Bryan!

Thanks to all who have joined us at our Apple Harvest Festivals! 

And thank you to Eric VanRaepenbusch, M&M Railroad, Brandon's Bouncers, Crestwood Lions, Hiram Fire Dept. & Pygmy Connections for making our Apple Harvest Festivals a wonderful place to enjoy a day of family fun! 

...and of course our staff and volunteers!!  Thank you all!

You were wonderful PYO-ers of our Apple Crop. 

Apples are now all harvested and stored to keep them fresh and juicy!

PYO Pumpkins! Pumpkins in the patch or the yard in bins!Pumpkins in the patch or in the yard!Family togetherness grows at our orchard!

You are appreciated. We are thankful for you everyday!

Our Own Apple Cider available!

Somedays the hot cider is brewing as well! This depends on the weather!

Monroe's Orchard Apple Harvest Festivals are fun for the family!On their way to the PYO Apple Orchard at Monroe's Orchard!Thank you Gary from the Hiram FD!  Always fun to visit at the Fire truck!

 Monroe's Orchard is a delicious place to be! 

Delicious potatoes are in the market from a local farmer and much more!

Monroe's Orchard Apples!Monroe's Orchard Bartlett Pears! Monroe's Orchard Apples! 

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Pics below are from 2016

Tart Cherry trees pictured below in November.  

Plan to PYO Tart and Sweet Cherries the end of June and the beginning of July!

Jubileum Cherry trees on the left with the red leaves, and Monmorency on the right.

Our PYO fruits are Strawberries, Cherries, Red Raspberries, Apples & Pumpkins! 

Four Cuties (17 days apart in age) enjoying their first time in the Pumpkin Patch.  Watching them grow up will be wonderful! 

Festival pics on the three Festival pages.  Thanks everyone!This sweet couple not only got Apples, but got hit with the hail that arrived just as they did!

      

May your year be blessed with shouts of joy & quiet delights!

It's Apple & Cider season.  

Apple Harvesting has begun!

 PYO Apple season is over, thank you to all who participated!

Many Apples in the market to choose from, and our delicious Cider!

Two Beauties in enjoying PYO Red RaspberriesGreat photo ops in the pumpkins...especially when you're this adorable. Two cuties enjoying the wagon ride on their way to PYO Apples Just like our handsome gentleman here you may PYO Apples Fridays - Sundays

Looking foward to seeing you!

Photos to enjoy...

Our Sweet Cherries (June 2016).

Monroe's Orchard Sweet Cherries

Our customers have been amazing Strawberry pickers, thank you!

Father and son - Sweetness in the patch!

Thank you for all the wonderful pics of your families enjoying Monroe's Orchard.  We look forward to seeing you soon for Peaches, Apples, Red Raspberries and more!

Beautiful Smiles in the Cherry Orchard

You may bring your own containers or purchase ours.

Thanks for the pic.  Two beautiful Strawberry pickers!  Delicious Strawberries and 2 Beautiful Strawberry pickers!

Thanks to all who spent time at Monroe's Orchard picking apples!  And we appreciated all the photos!

Enjoying the PYO Apples experience at Monroe's Orchard!PYO Apples 9/20  Pick Your Own Apples Some of favorite Pumpkin Carvers.

 

Picking Raspberries to sell in the market.  Lots of Raspberries for PYO.  See you in the patch!Hello Sunshine!  Please remember we want you to be happy.  If you are happy with us and our produce, please tell somebody.  If you're not, PLEASE tell us, so we can address your concern, and make you happy, so you can tell somebody!  You are appreciated. God bless you.

(Always check "Currently at Monroe's" Page for pricing and more details.)

 

Stay in touch.  We'll keep you posted here and on Facebook.  

 

Our PYO fruits are Strawberries, Cherries, Red Raspberries, Apples, & Pumpkins.  

We're looking forward to seeing you! Thanks to the parents and grandparents who sent pics.  

Harvesting 2015 CherriesPicking Cherries for the market, 6/16 

 

Pre-picked Strawberries $4.50/quartBlossom pics

Strawberries May 26Strawberries May 26,'15 

For the most part the blossoms were gone in the trees, the Strawberries were still in blossom.  Enjoy the pics taken May 15th!

Cherries growing  5-15-15McIntosh Apple blossom, and small Apple 5-15-15

These are Cherry & Pear blossoms, pics taken in May.  Spring finally arrived.

Cherry orchard in full bloom, bees active!Pear blossoms

newly planted Strawberries being irrigated behind the Pear trees

Apple tree in full blossom 5/6Peach blossoms just emerging 5/6

 

Thanks to all who joined us for the festivals and more!

Pictures on the three "Festival" pages of the website. 

 Send me your pictures please, email through "Contact Us" or FB (Monroe's Orchard)!  Thanks

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 Please always check the "Currently" tab.  We appreciate you staying connected with us!  

 May you be blessed!!  

Kress' bucket w/cherries

Above is Kress' picking bucket with our 2013 cherry crop.  Kress (Roger's Dad) used this to pick berries so Georgia (Roger's Mom) could make him one of her famous pies. 

May your wonderful memories flood your mind and heart and may you make new memories this year, to remember always.

You are a blessing!

The Monroes

Above: The Cashew Crunch got delivered...Yum!

 Always remember, many hands make light work!

...and gloves definitely help...

many handsmany hands 2  

Check out... 

"Monroe's Orchard Sugarhouse Shake" on YouTube!

Sugarhouse steam 2013Sugarhouse 2013Sugarhouse 2013Sugarhouse 2013-2 

Looking forward to seeing you soon.  Stay sweet everyone, and don't forget to check out the "Monroe's Orchard Sugarhouse Shake" on YouTube!

You can definitely see the younger generation's influence...

 

 

Monroes w/tractor75

 


   

Thank you for your patronage, you are truly appreciated!

 


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Love the blue sky, red roof, and the white snow.  

As always, you are appreciated!  Our customers are a blessing!

Thank you to Randy and Megan Miller for sharing this photo. They were out here for photos during the autumn! What a beautiful bride and groom!


It's true!  Our customers are the best.  To the right, the Cartwright boys are enjoying the apples at the Apple Harvest Festival!   Keep crunching those apples, boys!


Visit Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market, LLC to experience what farm life is all about. Since 1938, the skills required to run a farm have been passed down to the next generation at our family-owned-and-operated farm in Hiram, Ohio. Whether you are interested in purchasing fresh fruit, picking your own, or viewing our selection of gifts and crafts, we invite you to stop by our farm market today to experience what life on a farm is like. And just for fun, check out all our farm activities.

Come out and experience life on the farm, and

Make a Memory!

The pictures on this page were taken at our farm.  (Right)  Enjoy the scenic view and fresh air at Monroe's Orchard. (Below in "About our Farm Items") Daniel and his mother, Kelly Cartwright are enjoying the face painting at the Apple Harvest Festival, a picture of our barn built in 1863, and our Angela Mangeri, local artist, and amazing face painter.

Field

Fruit

 

  • Strawberries:  June, usually 4 week season.  Begins around June 1-10
  • Peaches:  Beginning of August, usually 4-5 week season.  Six varieties of peaches grown here on the farm.
  • Raspberries:  Begins the end of August and lasts until the middle of October, or the first freeze.  Call and ask about picking times.
  • Pears:  End of August, Bartletts available first.  Four varieties of pears available as harvested.
  • Apples:  Middle of August until Christmas.  See varieties below.  Some are available for pick-your-own.  Please call orchard for PYO times and varieties.
  • Cider:  Middle of September until Christmas.  Our apple cider is made here at the farm.  Please stop by and watch the process.
  • Maple Syrup:  Produced during February and March and available throughout the year.

Types of Apples Available

PaulaRed,  Mollies,  Elstar,  Gala,  Golden Supreme,  McIntosh,  Cortland, Spartan, Shamrock,  Macoun,  Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Melrose,  JonaGold,  Mutsu,  Northern Spy,  IdaRed,  Winesap, Fuji 

How many apples to buy…

Approximate number of medium size (2 ¼" – 2 ¾" ) is:
1 pound
1 peck
1 bushel

2-3 apples
24-36 apples
96-144 apples

A pound of fresh apples makes 3 to 4 half cup servings of applesauce. About two pounds of medium size apples are needed for a nine inch pie.

Apples ripen 5 to 10 times faster at room temperature than when refrigerated.

If you have any questions concerning our orchard, please contact us. We will be glad to answer any questions we can. We welcome your comments and recipes. 


About Our Farm Items
Our fruits are grown right here on the property.  To help you see this for yourself first-hand, we open the fields up to you during some of our seasons and allow you to pick your own strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and apples.  Our other fruits are available for sale, but not for pick your own.  For strawberry season you can bring your own containers or you can purchase ours.  For raspberries and apples, we supply you with the container.  During the appropriate season, you are also able to purchase fresh cider and maple syrup in many different sizes. If you are unable to make it to the farm, we are glad to ship any mailable items to you anywhere in the country. Contact us today to learn about what fruits are in season and how you can place an order.


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Contact us in Hiram, Ohio, for fruit, crafts, and gifts from the farm.

Hours of Operation:

Strawberry Season: 
Open Daily:  8:00 a.m.

Only in Strawberry season do we open at 8:00 a.m.

Closing Time:  Varies, please call (330.569.7464).

Peach Season - October 31st: 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Saturday:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Winter Hours (November - December 24th): 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If we are not open and you are looking for maple syrup, preserves, or other goodies, please stop at the house.