"Welcome to the home of The Barden Family Orchard"

56 Elmdale Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857 401-934-1413

Pick your own McIntosh, Gala and Honeycrisp 7 days a week!

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Our apples await you!!

Raspberries, and blueberries are very abundant. Blackberries are still hanging on and are so very sweet right now.

9am to 6pm Monday through Friday
9am to 5pm Weekends

Please wear good shoes and remember to bring your water this week!!

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Pick your Own BERRIES! WEEKDAYS 9am to 6pm, Pick you own APPLES starts THIS WEEKEND August 29, 2015

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Our berry crops are full of ripening fruit! Please come during the week to pick lots of beautiful berries. If you pick more than you will eat right away they are a great to freeze and store for winter. All of our berries can be put in a freezer bag, or frozen on a cookie sheet first and then frozen. They are a great treat in January and February on oatmeal, in smoothies, or on ice cream!

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES WILL START THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 29 for McIntosh and Gala.
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Our Hours!!

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Our last post does not list our hours Here they are:

 

Monday though Friday open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Saturday and Sunday open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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We are open for the 2015 season!!

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It is a soft opening this year.  Our pick your own berries are not available this weekend; however, we have SWEET CORN, nectarines, berries and tomatoes available in our farm market.  Please check back  with us next weekend for our white peaches and possibly berry picking.  

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Thanks for checking in with us!

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Pruning Time

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Over the last few weeks the men have begun pruning apple trees.  Pruning helps to even out the crop load/use of resources on the tree.  Pruning also promotes sunlight and air penetration throughout the tree,  keeping the tree healthy, and giving the crop better color.    Every tree should be pruned every year.   All of this maintenance leads to a healthier orchard, and tasty apples! 

There is also lots of office clean-up and organizing going on, lots of meetings and conferences to attend, and decisions on what annual crops our customers might like us to plant.  Plowing snow, ordering equipment and organizing barn and work spaces are also on the list over the winter.  We hope you enjoy your time indoors and out, on the nice days, over the next few weeks.

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Beautiful November Day Today!!

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It is well into November and today some of our hardy, industrious customers were out picking a few Fuji apples that we have out there. There are a few, but the apples must be checked to make sure they are still firm and of course you must taste them before you pick a lot!

Raspberries are also available in small quantities. They ripen much slower, so each day only a few more are ripe. There are still red and yellow raspberries to pick.

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away! We still have pumpkins for floral arrangements, decorations or seeds! We have pink Rascal pumpkins that are delicious to steam/roast in the oven.

Their rich squashy flavor is a little bolder than a butternut. No need to add anything extra to have a delicious healthy side dish for your winter feasts, no sugar or butter needed!

Come see us for Sweet Apple Cider, squash (butternut and Rascal pumpkin) and apples. We have A-grade and B-grade apples available in our market including Gala, McIntosh, Macoun, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Empire, Jonagold, Crispin, Granny Smith and Fuji.

We have Betty’s Bee Farm Honey, baking and pancake mixes and will be OPEN 10 am to 5pm everyday until November 26.

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Onto thanksgiving!!

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We have lots of cider, apples, squash and pumpkins at the farm!!!  ***There may be a few raspberries to pick on Saturday.

We are open in November,  EVERY DAY from 10AM-5:00PM

We  are also attending three markets this  Saturday morning

Coastal Growers Market   http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=380 

Pawtucket Wintertime Market   http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=29

Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market    http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=18

 

Check out our facebook post this week.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barden-Family-Orchard/187614251366943

 

 

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