The orchard will re-open Friday, June 17, 2022 through Saturday, October 29, 2022.
July through October
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
The 2022 CSA membership contract is now open and starts on June 17, 2022 until Saturday October 29, 2022. Middlefield Orchard offers a regular season fruit CSA, a vegetable CSA, and a combination of fruit & vegetable CSA for the 2022 season. We look forward to serve you during the upcoming season.
2022 CSA regular Season sign-up is now closed.
The Orchard opens Friday, June 10th for Strawberry picking to begin the 2022 Summer season.
You can also find us in the Cooperstown farmers market, Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm year-round, the Oneonta farmers market, Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm year-round, and in the Delhi farmers market Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm June through early October.
Strawberry picking will be officially underway starting Friday, June 10th. 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. Early apple picking starts in mid-August.
Please be aware that public safety requires that you use safe practices while at the orchard and please be courteous to others while at the orchard. Absolutely no animals in any of the berry patches - this is a health issue.
We strive to have the orchard as a family friendly place to enjoy. However, damage to the fruit, plants and/or trees is not acceptable.
Orchard Updates ****
Strawberry Patch: Three additional acres were added last year making a total a 6 acres for the 2022 season. Picking season starts mid-June and continues to mid-July.
Raspberry Patch: Two additional acres were started last year to increase the total to three acres of raspberries to harvest from late June through late October.
Blueberry Patch: Currently there are two and one half acres of blueberries for the 2022 season that starts early/mid July through the end of August/early September.
Apple Orchard: This season additional apple varieties will be planted that include EverCrisp and Pink Lady.
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.
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 12 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, raspberries 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.