7 am Sunday morning, I got up, grabbed my three boys (or rather they grabbed me) and sat down on the couch like we usually do. I was trying to get my brain kick-started for the day with a cup of coffee when there was a knock on the door. My brother, normally the rather serious type, was standing on the porch, looking very pleased with himself. In his hand was not one, but three beautifully pink, perfectly round Honeycrisp apples. “We’ve started picking“, he gleamed, “and I brought one for each of your boys”. He was proud, the apples were flawless, and my boys were ecstatic. Caleb, 3, ran across the room, Levi, 2, immediately took a bite, and Jacob, only 7 months old didn’t stand a chance - his apple was devoured by my husband Kevin.
We went for a walk later that morning before heading out the door to church. And wow - Lance had reason to be proud -and thankful- for the harvest. The trees are sagging under the weight of the heavy crop. This is our first full crop of Honeycrisp out at our Grandview Flats farm, planted 4 years ago by myself, my brother, husband, dad and faithful employee of 18 years, Mehmood.
It takes time to grow an apple tree, and we’ve been waiting – you’ve been waiting – for more Davison Honeycrisp apples. Well this week has been Honeycrisp week. Lance and the crew have been working for the past 4 days straight, harvesting those crisp, juicy, oh-so-sweet Davison Honeycrisp.
And now it’s your turn! Come to the farm this weekend to harvest your own bag with our Honeycrisp U-pick Tours. They run Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4 pm. This is the only weekend pick your own Honeycrisp will be available - so don’t delay. It’s always fun, but let’s be honest - picking Honeycrisp is extra special!
SO… Come to the farm for some fresh picked fun!
Farmer's Daughter (4th Generation)
Laura Shaw, for the Davison Family
September is Apple Festival month. We take the whole month to celebrate this delicious tree fruit that gave Davison Orchards it's start!
Every weekend we have family friendly u-pick apple tours. You'll learn about our orchard and one of our farmers will show you the correct way to pick apples. Find the tree you like and pick the apples that catch your eye.
Make a mini pie with Nana Davison (2pm-3pm), free apple tastings, fresh pressed apple juice, mulled apple cider and amazing apple treats!
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