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.

local food stories presented by CISA, hosted by WRSI's Monte Belmonte

CISA Interview

Monte Belmonte interviewed Christina Jensen Teter about receiving a loan through CISA’s Emergency Farm Fund and growing new & old apple varieties. You can hear the interview here and you can checkout other works by Monte on The River website

worker moving empires to storage

Picking Empires

Today We’re moving freshly picked empires to our cold storage! 🙂 They are resistant to bruising and make an excellent snacking apple. We have them for sale in 1 bushel boxes at our cold storage, as well as ½ peck bags at our self-serve stand. For more information, check out our Available Fruit page.

ripe MacIntosh apples on tree

The MacIntosh are Ripe

The Macs are ripe for the picking, and that’s just what we’re doing! 🙂 They are some of the best all-purpose apples. We’ve got 1 bushel boxes you can pickup at our cold storage, ½ peck bags at our self-serve stand and there are other quantities listed on our Available Fruit page.

Chrissy and Anne at Blandford Fair

Blandford Fair

We went to the Blandford fair and entered some of our beautiful apples. Two of our entries won 1st place blue ribbons. The Blandford Fair hosts every year, welcoming in people of all ages to enjoy many different events. There are tractor pulls and rides for little kids. You can even check out their website …

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boxes of Paula Red apples

The Paula’s are in

The Paula Reds are in. 🙂 They’re good for fresh eating and applesauce too. We’ve got 1 bushel boxes you can pick up at our cold storage, ½ peck bags at out self-serve stand and other quantities on our Available Fruit page.