How long has the farm been open to the public?
This fall is the fifth year Hill Creek Farms will be in operation.
Is membership required?
No, Hill Creek Farms is open to the public.
What is the cost of leasing three trees?
Sets of three trees (Jonagold, Cameo and Fuji, growing side-by-side) are available for $225.
Are pets allowed on the farm?
Due to insurance regulations, pets are not allowed on the farm.
Hill Creek Farms is a 20-acre, 17,000-tree apple orchard. The orchard includs three varieties of apples (Cameo, Jonagold and Fuji), growing in sets of three, side by side. These trees produce wonderful fruit that can be harvested from September to late October.
More Than Pick Your Own
Many orchards open their fields to visitors who pick their own fruit. Hill Creek Farms offers the opportunity to lease our three tree varieties for a full year. The farm is open six days a week to the public.
You may picnic in the fields, learn about thinning your trees, pruning, fertilizer and pest control. We will help you enjoy the property, relax in the barn and discover the pleasures of growing and harvesting your own fruit.
Hill Creek Farms's trees are grown on dwarfing rootstock. They produce full-size, wonderful fruit on trees that are about half standard height. Grown since the 1950s, dwarfing rootstock apple trees can be cared for and picked without ladders.
The three varieties growing in our orchard were carefully chosen for their distinctive taste and the timing of harvest:
- Our Jonagold De Coster trees are picked in early to mid-September.
- Our Cameos bear fruit late September to mid-October.
- The Fuji tree is picked late October to early November.
Whether you have leased three trees for season-long picking or stop by for a bushel to take home, the harvest is a long one.
Sets of three trees (Jonagold, Cameo and Fuji, growing side-by-side) are available for $225. Six trees are available for $400. Enjoyment and exclusive picking rights extend through November, 2012.