Saturday, August 30, 2008

We will be CLOSED Sunday 08/30 & Monday 09/01!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out today and picked our Liberty apples! They are one of our favorites! So many of you enjoyed your Saturday afternoon with us and picked our Liberty apples clean! Therefore, we will not be open on Sunday or Monday as there are no other varieties ready for harvesting this weekend.

We have so many apples and peaches that are getting ready and you all will be able to enjoy a bountiful harvest in the coming weeks! Thank you so much for your understanding and support! Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


After evaluating our crop tonight, only Liberty apples are ready for harvesting this weekend. As a result, we have had to make changes to our hours for the holiday weekend. Thank you for understanding and for your patience as Mother Nature continues to prepare the rest of our crop.

Our late fall varieties including Fuji, Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap, Golden Delicious, Arkansas Black & more all look fantastic and bountiful and should be at their peak for picking from late September through October (depending on the variety).

Remember to check our picking report to the right for an up-to-the-minute status of our availability!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

In case of rain...

Happy weekend to you all! We were blessed with some good rain this morning and there is more forecast for this weekend! So here is the case of rain...

*We will be open - rain or shine!

*We will still have our famous peach slushies and cherry cider slushies and Prairie Fire BBQ!

*If it is actively raining, the hay-rack will not be running for safety reasons! Wet wood is very slippery. The hay-rack ride will resume when the rain has stopped and the wood has dried out.

*It is only a 7-10 minute walk to the back orchard. If you have children, you may want to bring an all-terrain wagon!

*Bring your umbrella or rain gear!

*Be prepared to get muddy! It is not that wet this morning but the potential is there for it to get muddy in the low spots! We are not envisioning walking through mud up to your knees, just getting your shoes and the hem of your jeans muddy a bit! So dress accordingly!

*Have some fun with singing in the rain!

We have discovered that fruit picks the same in the sunshine and in the rain. You still twist & lift and the fruit still tastes yummy! We have also discovered that with an umbrella, you don't really get wet while picking your fruit! And we know that if you are coming for the experience of having some good old-fashioned fun with your family and enjoy some fresh, home-grown fruit, you will find it here at Wagon Wheel Orchard, rain or shine!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Half-Price Peach Seconds on Sunday!

WOW! We just got back from vacation to find the peaches in overdrive! Last week was good for the peaches with the hot hot hot humid weather and the 3 inches of rain! We have SO many huge peaches that our limbs are going to break if they aren't picked soon!

We will be open as scheduled from 1:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday, August 9! So brave the heat, pick your peaches, and let the warm juices run down your chin as you chow down on your pickings all the way home!

And we have decided to go ahead and extend our hours this weekend and open from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, August 10 (we were originally scheduled to be closed that day). If you are a peach-canner or baker and would like to pick up pre-picked seconds for half price, Sunday is your day! First come, first served! When they are gone, well...they are gone! You can still come out and pick your own, too, but we will not be running the slushie machine or heating up the grill! Sunday is for the folks who just want the fruit! See you this weekend! Till then, it is fair week! Watch the posts for information on our entries!