September 1, 2016
While peaches are slowing winding down, apples are almost here, and we are once again excited to see all of you again this season! As another apple season is quickly approaching, we wanted to provide you with some information on what we have coming up. We are officially starting u-pick apples on Saturday, September 3rd. Yes, this approaching Saturday! We will start u-pick apples with the following varieties: MacIntosh, Gala, Golden Supreme and Blondee. Apples look absolutely fabulous this season. Hours will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. As always, these hours are weather permitting.
The apple that most people ask about is Honey Crisp apples, which is not surprising considering how great the apple is. We plan on officially opening the u-pick for Honey Crisp apples on Wednesday, September 14th. All apples, including Honey Crisp, are .95 cents per pound. When it comes to picking apples, we always suggest calling our u-pick answering machine, 269-561-8651, before coming. On that machine, we provide the most up-to-date information about what varieties we are currently picking, as well possible closures due to weather.
The corn maze will officially open on Saturday, September 3rd. Cow trains and hayrides will open on Saturday, September 24th. The hours for the corn maze is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily. Once open, the hours for the hayride and cow train will be from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., and will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that if the u-pick is closed due to weather, the corn maze, hayrides and cow trains will also be closed.
Lastly, on September 3rd from 12 – 6 p.m. there will be a Centennial Celebration at the pavilion down by the corn maze. For more information on this wonderful event, we have posted a flyer on our website, www.craneorchards.com. Please click on the “fruit” page to view the flyer. We look forward to seeing all of you again. Once again, for more information, go to www.craneorchards.com or call 269-561-8651.
Rob, Maria, Cody, Taylor and Trevor Crane.
August 2, 2016
Hello everyone! As most of you know, we are getting close to peach season, and we wanted to give you the latest up-to-date information. We are officially starting u-pick peaches on Thursday, August 4th. Supplies will be limited considering it is our first peach picking this year. However, have no fear, as there will be plenty more to come. All peaches will be $1 per pound. As always, remember to call the day you plan on picking peaches to make sure we are open for business. Peaches ripen differently than apples, and due to that, there may be times we have to close for a couple of days and wait for more to ripen. This happens when we get busy, and all of the ripened peaches are picked. We only want to be open for business if we can provide you with the best fruit possible. We will also have a nice supply of pre-picked peaches from our commercial farm.
While peaches are upon us, apples are not far behind. Apples will start Labor Day weekend with the following varieties: Macintosh, Golden Supreme, and Gala. More varieties will continue to follow after Labor Day weekend. Hours for apples are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (weather permitting). All of our u-pick fruit is absolutely beautiful this season, and we are excited to share it with you. Our corn maze will also open Labor Day weekend. Hours will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily (again, weather permitting).
Lastly, on September 3rd from 12 – 6 p.m. there will be a Centennial Celebration at the pavilion down by the corn maze. For more information on this wonderful event, we have posted a flyer on our website, www.craneorchards.com. We look forward to seeing all of you again. Once again, for more information, go to www.craneorchards.com or call 269-561-8651.
Weather has been warmer apple varieties could run earlier so please keep checking our website we don’t want you missing your favorite apple!!
Rob, Maria, Cody, Taylor and Trevor Crane.
June 20, 2016
Hello everyone, It’s that time of year for u-pick season. We have been working hard to produce the best fruit for our u-pick customers. Sweet Cherries will start June 25th Saturday. Hours 10-6pm. Cost of cherries $2.50 a pound. There is a beautiful crop of cherries this year. Peaches will be in August, we will update that information when we get closer to August. Always remember to call 269-561-8651 or check website email@example.com just before coming to pick cherries and peaches. We also keep the website and phone number updated for any information you will need in the fall.
Apples will be Labor Day weekend starting with Macintosh, Gala, and Golden Supreme. We will continue to have more varieties as the season progresses. There is also a nice crop of apples. Hours for apples will be from 10-6pm daily (weather permitting).
Now for the corn maze, this will also open Labor Day weekend. Hours 10-6pm weekdays and 12-6pm weekends. During the weekdays you will purchase maze tickets up at the u-pick.
We look forward to seeing all of you again this year, and looking forward to another great u-pick season. Hope to see you soon.
Rob, Maria, Cody, Trevor, and Taylor Crane