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Everyone Loves our Asian Pears

Often referred to as the “Apple Pear” for it’s shape, but more the crispness and texture. Not your typical pear that is more mealy in texture, the Asian Pear is sweet, extremely juicy, extremely crisp and a flavor unlike any other fruit. These pears have a long history and have been cultivated for over 3000 years in Japan. These pear must be picked golden as they will not ripen once picked, however, when they are golden, they remain crisp and you’ll want to have a napkin ready as they are juicy!

- Farmer Fred

 

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Mutsu Apple at Hill Creek Farms

The Mutsu Apple, one of Hill Creek Farms favorites for those who have tried it previously. Large yellowish/green apple born from a cross of Golden Delicious apple and the Japanese Indo Apple first discover and named after the Mutsu Providence of Japan. Great eating and cooking apple, chefs love to chop this apple up for salads, served with cheeses, wines and nut platters.

This apple very aromatic, sweet, sharp and juicy fresh. Holds well in storage!

 

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Jonagold Apples at Hill Creek Farms

Jonagold Apples is a cross between a Golden Delicious Apples and the blush Crimson Jonathon Apple. The combination creates a large sweet apple crunchy apple, get for eating and great for baking. Its flavor profile is sweet with a little tang, it’s color is more yellow with red blush. Holds exceptional well in storage. This apple picks mid September. Looking great so far!

- Farmer Fred

 

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Granny Smiths, One of Hill Creek Farms Favorites!

Hey guys, we are getting ramped up about this season at Hill Creek farms. Granny Smiths are starting to look the part.

Famous for its bright green speckled skin, they are about the size of a golf ball as of June 27th.

Very firm, juicy, crisp in texture and of course, Sour!

Fun fact about a Granny Smith – best for pies as they hold their texture well while baking, also they have 13 x more phytonutrients than a Ginger Gold or other similarity classed apples.

- Farmer Fred

 

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Enterprise Apple at Hill Creek Farms

The Enterprise Apple coming along nicely thru end of June. Already starting to take on its red/maroon color. The flavor of the Enterprise unlike most. Mildly tart, and rich spicy in flavor. Other compared to the McIntosh, as it was born from the McIntosh, Gold Delicious, Rome Beaty and crab apple. Excellent baking apple, and great eating apple for its crispness and unique flavor. Did you know a medium apples contains less than 100 calories, but is nutrient rich with almost 20% of the daily dietary fiber and nearly 15% Vitamin C?? and has good Vitamin B as well. Holds great in storage, and flavor actually increases in storage! Great choice, only at Hill Creek Farms.

 

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Notice All the Apples on the Fround, That's Pedro and Manuel Hand Thinning

Why are all those apples on the ground? At Hill Creek Farms, one of our missions is less chemical intervention whenever possible. As one of the last remaining farmers who still insist and value hand thinning as oppose to chemical thinning, it is yet one more way we listen to our clients. Without thinning excessive fruit off the trees, the fruit will be smaller, less flavorful and less in color. The easiest and cost effective way to accomplish this is by chemical thinning, but the most beneficial for our environment and our clients, is clipping them off, one at a time. See our video on website to watch Pedro clip some off.

- Farmer Fred

 

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Hill Creek Farms Staked Tomatoes

Being timed for our opening on August 14th, our tomatoes, peppers, Eggplants and more are grown on trellis like set-ups. Farmer Mario want our vegetables clean, off the ground and keep free of disease and insects. These great practices mean less pesticides, less fungicides and vegetables more like the public desires. All this and more will be ready for our U-pick and fresh Market pick clients come August 14th. We’ll have Jersey Round Tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, 6 kinds of sweet and hot peppers, Purple and Italian Eggplants. All $1.49 lb. Mix and Match. See you then!

- Farmer Mario

 

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Hill Creek Farms Gala Apples, Perfect Size, Flavor and Awesome Eating

We are expecting our Gala’s to be ready for picking by August 22nd. The apple is about golf ball size, and showing signs of red cheeks!! This early apple is also one of the our most popular apples. Known for its delicious sweet flavor, its density and thin skin, makes it a great eating apple. Not the best baking apple, but perfect in size for the kids, their lunch boxes and healthy eating. Low in calories, and a fair amount of Vitamins A, B and C. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. Don’t tell the kids about all these great nutritional benefits, just let them eat one and enjoy all its great taste!

- Farmer Fred

 

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Sunflowers are Here Beginning August 14th thru September 29th

We can't think of a better way to open our season other than with Sunflowers! Last year we planted a bunch without realizing the true value of the Sunflower and how they can attract a crowd. This year, Farmer Mario has planted thousands and thousands of Sunflowers, 4 types in all. And he plans on having all of them bloom in the same time periods of our season (August 14th thru August 29th). Get your tickets early - they go on sale late July. Check our website.

What makes our Sunflowers best - well we grow them under plastic and we feed them through drip irrigation! All they need after that is plenty of sun and heat! We’ll have live music, free wine tasting and more. Bring your clippers, or use ours.

Sunflower facts:

Sunflowers always face the sun, then twist and turn and show their face all day to the Sun
In ancient Greek, the sunflower meant adoration and loyalty
In China, it means “long life, good fortune and vitality
And to native Americans, it represents Harvest, bounty and spirit.
Sunflowers also given on 3rd wedding anniversaries.
 
Come enjoy the day at Hill Creek Farms, bring your camera’s, blankets and chairs, find a fun place alone and away from crowds and enjoy yourselves. 
Our Market will be open, grab some cider donuts and other market goodies, we have something for everyone! We look forward to being your host!

- Farmer Fred and Mario