Growing Practices

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2022 Pick Your Own & Farm Stand

Open Every Day 9-5

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Apples are at peak ripeness and are so sweet! Come out and stroll our trails and pick a peck or two. Scroll down to check our schedule of events- this coming weekend, Sat. & Sun. 10/8-10/9 we’ll be serving our Farmstand BBQ Smoked Pork sandwich with a delicious apple slaw on french bread! Sandwiches will be available from about 11-2, while supplies last! We’ll also have a savory apple turnover for a vegetarian option made with apples, cheddar, dijon mustard and fresh sage.

Cider donuts, apple turnovers, and cookies are all available and much more to check out in the stand.

McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Macoun and Empire are all ready to pick.

In collaboration with Edgewater Gallery, sculptures by Jay Lagemann will be on view here at the orchard through October 30th. Map available to go on the “sculpture hunt” around the PYO area.

Ready to Pick:

McIntosh

Gala

Cortland

Honeycrisp

Macoun

Empire

See below for Schedule of Events for the 2022 Season!

Farm stand at Sunrise Orchards

Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11

Lunch offering: Chilled Gazpacho made with local vegetables from our neighbor Birdsong Herb Farm and Apple Rosemary Cheddar focaccia. Available all day!

McIntosh, Gala and Paula Red available for picking.

Coffee, cider donuts, apple pie & turnovers, and chocolate chip cookies also available in the stand.

Come by and browse the great gifts such as local honey, sriracha, coffee, t-shirts, baskets, and more!

Thursday, September 15, 4:30-6:30pm

NOFA VT Workshop: Organic & Eco Apple Certified: Orchard Walk and Tasting

Learn what it means to grow apples organically, what the Eco Apple program is all about, some tips and tricks from experienced farmers and do an apple tasting!

Sponsored by Sunrise Orchards and NOFA-VT- event is hosted by Sunrise Orchards.

Follow this link to sign up https://www.nofavt.org/events/organic-and-eco-apple-certified-orchard-walk-tasting

Friday, September 16th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Sculpture Hunt at Sunrise Orchards! Join us for the opening of Jay Lagemann’s whimsical sculptures placed around the orchard.

Hosted by Sunrise Orchards + Edgewater Gallery

Light refreshments will be served

Jitterbug Dancers by Jay Lagemann

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18

Chilled Gazpacho made with local vegetables from Birdsong Herb Farm (our last weekend of this amazing soup!) and an Apple Soshito Pepper and Parmesan focaccia. Lunch will be served all day, come by for a to go cup or enjoy at the farm! Apple pie, turnovers, donuts and chocolate covered donuts all available this weekend!

Saturday & Sunday, October 1-2

We will be serving up our delicious Sunrise Orchards Bahn Mi sandwiches made with slow cooked pork, pickled vegetables, sweet and spicy chili sauce and apples on french bread. Sandwiches available from 11-2, while supplies last. There will also be a vegetarian option- Apple, Cheddar, Dijon and Fresh Sage turnovers!

Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9

Lunch offering: Farmstand Smoked Pork Sandwich with BBQ sauce and an apple slaw on petit pain. Sandwiches available from 11-2, while supplies last.

Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16

Delicious Sunrise Orchards Bahn Mi sandwiches made with slow cooked pork, pickled vegetables, sweet and spicy chili sauce and apples on french bread. Sandwiches available from 11-2, while supplies last.

Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23

2nd opportunity to enjoy a Farmstand Smoked Pork Sandwich with BBQ sauce and an apple slaw on petit pain! Sandwiches available from 11-2, while supplies last.

Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30

Our last weekend of the farmstand, we’ll be serving Butternut Squash soup and a warm apple crisp.

What’s Ready to Pick?

McIntosh, Gala, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Macoun and Empire.

SEASON

August 20, 2022-October 30, 2022

HOURS

Open daily 9-5

NOW PICKING

McIntosh

Gala

Cortland

Honeycrisp

Macoun

Empire

We are passionate about growing apples.

Prioritizing healthy soils, waterways and workers | Encouraging beneficial insects

At Sunrise Orchards we prioritize the health of our soils, waterways, and workers, and encourage beneficial insect species in the control of pests. We gather information about our trees, specifically the insects and fungi that live on the leaves and how the weather interacts with these populations. Every growing season is different and is a new opportunity to research the biology of the orchard and how it interacts with climate change, weather, and human impact. Sunrise Orchards is part of the Eco-Apple program, and we are third party certified by the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Institute of North America. In practice, IPM means climbing trees, inspecting leaves, monitoring trap captures and many long walks down the long rows, listening to the insects, the weather patterns and the plants all creating a chorus of sound. We are stewards of this land and put a priority on working with the wild inhabitants of our orchards!

We are a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified farm since 2010 and are third-party certified by IPM Institute of North America since 2005.

Proud Member of Eco Fruit by Red Tomato
Certified byUSDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Certified by Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Institute of North America

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