This website was updated on Thursday August 6 2020
Our sweet cherry season has finished for 2020. It was a short - but sweet - season! Unfortunately, we do not have any apricots, yellow plums or red plums for picking due to the frosts in the spring.
Next variety of peaches will be freestone - ready around the third week of August.
We have finished our first two varieties of peaches - both were picked in just a few hours. We do have more peaches ripening on the trees, but there are not many of them this year. In May we had three nights of frost, which killed a significant number of blossoms, which means very few flowers produced fruit this year. A few weeks later, we had a 15-minute hail storm; the result is that baby peaches were knocked off the trees. The hail was particularly hard on the nectarines - they are now starting to 'bleed' a gummy substance on the surface where they were hit by the hail.
The result of these unfortunate weather events is that there is very little fruit on the trees - some orchards are completely empty. We are having a difficult time trying to figure out what information to put on our website. We do have some fruit in the orchard that we will pick once it's ripe; however, because there is so little to pick, we are hesitant to recommend visitors driving from a distance to pick on our farm this year. Because the ripe fruit gets picked so quickly, there is no guarantee that there will be fruit to pick once you get here. It is very frustrating and disappointing for our visitors, and it is very disappointing and frustrating for us, too. We cannot change the picking conditions for this year - only hope for a better crop in 2021! Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support.
We will continue to update information as it becomes available; the most reliable source is our voicemail: 905-562-5481.
Pricing: (we accept debit or cash - this year, debit is preferred)
In an attempt to minimize transactions and contact, we will not be selling/weighing fruit by the pound. Each person entering will be required to prepay a basket:
- for peaches and nectarines, we will be using 8L baskets. Our baskets hold approximately 14 pounds, and they are $25. This works out to less than $2 per pound. Up to five people can share a basket.
Hours of operation:
We will be open when there is ripe fruit to pick - please check our voicemail when we are open, where we will update picking conditions throughout the day.
We are a family farm, and the health and safety of our family, employees, visitors and customers are our number one priority.
We are committed to complying with all protocols and guidelines established by the public health and governmental authorities. As a result, the following rules will be in effect:
- social distancing will be enforced - stay 2 metres apart
- all visitors will have their hands sanitized on entering the orchards
- visitors will be required to verbally confirm they have not been out of the country in the past 14 days, and, that they are Covid symptom free
- please, no sampling
- visitors will only be allowed to take essentials into the orchard - no backpacks, picnic coolers, bags or containers
- all visitors requiring the use of the people mover MUST wear a mask;
Once again, we will be asking everyone to help keep our property safe; do not enter if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Covid. We will require a 2 metres distance to be maintained among all individuals, or families, on our property, and ask that all social distancing arrows be respected.
To limit the time spent on the farm this year, we will unfortunately not be providing picnic tables. There will be shaded areas for families to rest, but social distancing will be strictly enforced.
Please stay safe, please stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon! Please check our voicemail before heading to the farm (905-562-5481).
the Moyer Family