Ela Orchard is located in Rochester, Wisconsin. We grow many varieties of apples and pears, and we press fresh apple cider.
JULY 29, 2015
THE APPLE HARVEST BEGINS AT ELA ORCHARD
We are picking Lodi apples, the first of our summer apples.
The first picking of Lodis is for people who like the biting tartness of a summer green apple. As Lodi ripen quite rapidly they remain tart and gain more subtle flavor, and then quite soon become softer texture, at which stage they make high flavored sauce and pies that have a lively flavor that is not repeated in later varieties.
Lodi apples this week are still at a good stage for tart eating,
and also make wonderful Apple Crisp, Apple Pie, and Apple Sauce.
We plan to be at:
BURLINGTON FARMERS' MARKET on Thursday July 30 in Burlington. and
DANE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET on Satrurday Aug 1, in Madison
We have not started hours at the Apple Barn, and will wait until we have a bigger supply, but If you want to pick some apples up at the barn before we open officially, call 262 534 2545 or contact us through our website contact and we will arrange a time to meet.
We will try to keep our Market and Barn details up to date on this page.
The crop in general looks promising at this stage, Lodis will be followed by Melba in several weeks, and then by Milton, and Wealty toward the end of August. with later varieties ripening in September and October