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Hard Cider and Pizza

Hard Cider and Pizza

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Opening Weekend June 2016

Opening Weekend June 2016

We just sent the Newsletter for our opening weekend! Check it out!

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May 2016

May 2016

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April 2016

April 2016

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Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

We just sent our November 2015 newsletter, Check it out.

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Wood fired pizza at Westwind!!

Wood fired pizza at Westwind!!

Westwind Orchard will be making and serving thin crust wood fired pizza every weekend. Chicco, the master pizzaiolo, has perfected nonna’s pizza dough recipe and used her secrets handed down through generations. We will be using Westwind Orchard fresh organic toppings……basil, zucchini, squash blossom, tomatoes, prosciutto and more. Westwind Orchard Pizza will be served from 12p to 6p every Saturday and Sunday through October.

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May 2014 News

May 2014 News

A day of rain is finally giving me some time to write what’s happening in the orchard. It’s been so much work planting our newbies while staying on top of our crops. Days start at 5:30 a.m. and never end before 8:30 p.m. We are excited to finally be done planting for this spring. It’s nice to see our “baby” trees next to their “Grandpas.” We planted more apples, pears(both Asian and European), plums, paw paws, and two lines of seedless table grapes. It is so exciting to see new faces on the ground! So far we have around 30 different varieties of apples, 8 varieties of pears, but still, we are not done. Every year we will plant more trees and vines. I need to have something to do when I retire, right? Let me give you a few updates on the farm. In regards to apples and pears, so far we have an excellent crop on the newer trees, and a very good crop on the old ones. Hopefully the weather collaborates with us to get these delicious fruits to size up, and be healthy and juicy! Our industrious honeybees are enjoying the warmer temperatures, pollinating our trees […]

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Pastiera Napoletana

Pastiera Napoletana

Why are eggs different colors? If you get eggs from us, you know that our flock lay different color eggs: brown, white, light blue and light green. Recently we talked to some NYC school children about our farm, and our eggs, and so many children were surprised by the color of our eggs! Of course, our chickens lay different color eggs because they are all different kinds of breeds. The Aracaunas and Americanas lay the bluish and greenish ones; Americanas are often called “easter egg” chickens because of the color of their eggs. The Pearl-White Leghorn and Anconas lay the white eggs, and the Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock lay varying colors of brown eggs. The eggs all taste the same—amazingly delicious, if we don’t say so ourselves—regardless of the color. We don’t dye our eggs this time of year—the chickens have already done it for us! Even though we don’t dye our eggs, Easter is still a big time for us. Laura’s mother comes to visit to ensure that our Italian Pasqua, or Easter, traditions are honored. Two of the things we most look forward to are the roasted lamb she makes, with garlic and herbs, […]

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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

March is a busy time of year for our farm, even though it’s still cold. This particularly cold and harsh winter has left snow still blanketing the shadier fields. Ice patches coat the areas by the barn and the house in large plates that sink when you step on them, and deep pockets of mud are forming everywhere. Mud season is not far off. Even though it’s cold, the trees are warming up, and that’s when we begin our maple syrup season. We have old-style metal buckets and taps on our big maples, with lids to protect the sap from anything falling in. The sap will begin to flow when the temperatures during the day are above freezing. During this time, pressure in the trees causes the sugary sap to rise up, but the nights need to be below freezing to create the pressure that makes the sap run. We try to be ready with the buckets in place a little before that time, so we don’t miss the sap flow. Because the sap stops flowing when it gets too warm, there is a small window for gathering sap. Like everything on our farm, there is a season, and we […]

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Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts

We wish to thank you and our friends and families for supporting us and our farm. We had a lot of fun this season, and loved every minute of it! A farmer friend said to me “remember 2013, because we won’t see too many years like it”. Well, yes this was a very special year…lots of apples, sun and fun!! We are at the end of the season. Our store is closed and pretty much all trees are shutting down. So are we! Well, not really :). We stored our tractors away, took care of most of the amendments for our trees, but we are not sitting down in front of the fire yet….we love working on the cutting boards, winter is a good season to get creative and stock up!! We are very excited to use special wood like black walnut, cherry and ambrosia maple. We will sell them online soon, but if you are interested now, please contact us. We are also going to build another mobile chicken coop for 30-40 more chickens, we love our organic eggs, it just doesn’t get better than that. We have a few gift boxes left for sale for the holidays, please contact […]

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