Workers thinning peaches

Thinning Peaches

Occasionally trees make more fruit than they can handle. This causes the branches to split and the peaches to be small. So we “thin” the trees trimming away the excess peaches. This helps the tree put its effort into the remaining fruit so that they grow big and juicy and ready for picking in July!

Jensen Family riding Mountain Orchard float

Westfield Parade

Today we rode our float in the Westfield parade, celebrating Westfield’s 350th birthday. We are proud to have provided apples to this great city for over 50 years and we look forward to many more! 🙂

Peach blossoms on the Orchard

May on the Orchard

The orchard is opening it’s blossoms unveiling cascading rows of white and pink across the orchard. The peaches are blooming and the apples are not far behind. 🙂

Job Offer on Indeed

Now Hiring on Indeed

We’re looking to hire an Assistant Orchard Manager to work with us at Mountain Orchard. You can find the full job offer Here on Indeed. (read post to use link)

100th Anniverary of Mountain Orchard

100th Anniversary

It’s been 100 years since Edward Jensen planted the first apple trees that would later be know as Mountain Orchard. Since then the orchard has grown to include over eight thousand fruit trees. While most are apple trees, there are peach, pear and nectarine trees as well. Although things have changed in the world over …

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Apple Pan Pie with slice on plate

Pan Pie Recipe

Here is a recipe that we love. 🙂 It’s called Farm Apple Pan Pie, enjoy! Egg Yolk Pastry: Filling: Icing: 5 c. sifted flour 5 lb. tart apples, peeled & sliced 1 c. confectionery sugar 4 tsp. sugar 4 tsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. milk 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt …

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Christina holding "Thank You" sign in front of barn

Stand Closed

Thank You for your patronage! 🙂 We’ve closed our self-serve stand for the Season, you can still pickup apples at our cold storage. Open times and varieties for sale are listed on our Available Fruit page.

Mountain Orchard's snowy barn

Snow Days

We got about 8 –10 inches of snow. What a surprise! 🙂 Because of the weather the self-serve stand might have to be taken down early this year. As the days get colder and the snow comes falling down we are reminded of sledding, making snowmen and curling up next to the fireplace with a …

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boxes of Rome apples

Picking Romes

We are picking the Romes! They are perfect for use in pies, sauces, and baking. 🙂 You can buy ½ peck bags at our stand or 1 bushel boxes at the cold storage. For more information check out our Available Fruit page.