Click on a link above to see a list of prices and variety of all our products. Availability: When "we pick" ..... Here at Jones Creek Farms we have very limited storage facilities. You will not find the terms "new crop" or "this years crop" used here. Most everything we sell was picked that day or the day before. It's as fresh as you can get!
With this in mind, the harvest dates are usually the only availability dates. The exception to this are varieties with special keeping qualities. We may keep some varieties for as long as a month if we find the space. These special varieties are known for their long storage life and in some cases their qualities actually improve in storage. Rest assured, though, that the practices employed by the apple industry (which have ruined the apple industry) of storing apples for months upon months will never be used at Jones Creek Farms!
When "u-pick" .... You can pick a variety any time you want. We encourage you to sample one before you pick a bag full and in that sense you usually leave the farm a full tummy. Many varieties will hang on the tree long after their official pick date and in most cases actually get better flavor. See the seasonal harvest schedule below. ( keep in mind this is only a prediction based on similar seasons harvests ).
Quantities: Quite simply, quantities are hugely variable. Between mother natures hand in things and differing numbers of trees of the varieties as well as varieties producing more or less fruit per tree than others.
Our varieties have been chosen to ripen over a several month period to stagger our market season so please e-mail ahead if you have a favorite variety you are looking for.
Notice: starting with the 2020 season Jones Creek Farms will no longer be certified organic by WSDA or NOP. This is a direct result of WSDA raising fees 4X for the 2020 season. This has put certification beyond the realm of sustainability for us. Please rest assured that our growing practices will not change because of this. Also in addition we will still be selling labeled organic produce. we will just be limiting the amount of these sales to keep our years sales under $5,000.00.
Although we strive to use mostly organic practices, we have chosen not to certify all of our products. The reasons why we grow both organic and non-organic are many but usually on a particular product it boils down to sustainability being more important to us than the government rules of certification. If we feel that we can provide a product as certified organic and still fall within our practice of sustainable farming then we will do that. Otherwise we feel that farming in a sustainable manner is more important than certification.
We have scionwood available for most of our varieties.
>>>Please e-mail us your requests as early in the year as possible<<< We will ship scionwood sometime fromJanuary thru February. Orders should be in by end of February for best graft results. Shipping is by USPS.
Sticks will be aprox 8" long. Diameters will vary by variety. In the event of diameters being on the small side we will try and supply two sticks. Price: $2.50 for each stick $1.50 for each stick over 5 of THE SAME VARIETY. Std shipping will be $10.00 for up to 20 sticks (or so). Shipping outside of continental USA will be by quot.