The orchard will re-open Saturday, June 27, 2020 through Saturday, October 31, 2020.
July through October
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
The 2020 CSA membership contract is now open and starts on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Middlefield Orchard offers a Winter CSA for both fresh and processed food, and for the regular season a fruit CSA, a vegetable CSA, and combination of fruit & vegetable CSA for the 2020 season. We look forward to serve you during the upcoming season.
The Orchard opens Thursday, June 18th for Strawberry picking to begin the 2020 season.
You can also find us in the Cooperstown farmers market, Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm and the Oneonta farmers market, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm year-round, and in the Delhi farmers market from June through early November.
Strawberry picking will be officially underway starting Thursday, June 18th. The orchard is open Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Raspberry picking will start the end of June and blueberry season will follow shortly thereafter.
Please be aware that public safety requires that you use safe practices while at the orchard such as social distancing and other common and courteous responsibilities. Sanitizing liquids will be made available.
We strive to have the orchard as a family friendly place to enjoy. However, damage to the fruit or plants is not acceptable.
A VERY NICE ARTICLE BY SHANNON KIRCH
Shannon Kirch, Cooperstown Farmers Market manager visited the orchard and wrote the following;
We offer a large variety of fresh vegetables throughout the season at our farmers markets and at the orchard.
If you or your family eat a lot of apples or process any apple products this is by far the least expensive way to go. The Rent-a-Tree program is not accepting any new contracts for the upcoming season.
Farm Safety Plan
A Farm Safety Plan is now implemented for any and all visitors to the orchard to enhance the safety of all concerned. Hand washing stations and instructions are easily located for your convenience.
Enjoying the Harvest
FRESH FRUIT & FRESH VEGETABLES at any of our markets in Cooperstown (Sat 9 am to 2 pm) year round, or Oneonta (Sat 9 am to 1 pm) year round, or Delhi (Weds 9 am to 2 pm) June through early November.
CSA Customer comment:"The Middlefield Orchard CSA is a way to provide healthy food for your family while supporting our local farmers and region. All the produce and fruits are fresh, sweet and flavorful. Favorites of ours are the blueberries, rasberries and strawberries. Our family enjoys going out to the farm and hand-picking the raspberries, apples and pumpkins. Nate and I have done the math, and for the amount of produce and goods we receive it would be more than twice that at the store- and likely grown outside of our country and months old. You can bet we will be back for another summer and winter CSA again this year. Nate and Suzanne Furman
You may sign-up for our seasonal CSA program by printing and filling out the contract form located on the bottom of the CSA page or pick up a contract at one of our markets. Click on the CSA button on the left hand navigational bar and scroll down to the bottom of the page.