From The Orchard

We have a vast array of products from the orchard. Primarily, we grow certified organic, tree-ripened fruit. You can see the large list of varieties we offer in each category, along with the months that the fruit is typically picked and available to enjoy!

 
 

Apples

 

There are many apple varieties grown in our region, but these varieties are exclusive to Rest Awhile Country Market:

August

Akane, Arlet, Gravenstein, Macintosh, Transcendent Crabapple

September

Braeburn, Elstar, Empire, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Jonathan, Not-Spitz, Winter Banana

October

Common Red, Fuji, Granny Smith, Rome, Smokehouse, Spitzen, Stayman, Winesap, York Imperial

 

Apricots

 

Apricots are fabulous fresh, cooked (cobblers, pies, jams, pastries and more), and dried for later consumption as a terrific any-season treat; especially appreciated on your next family road trip!

July

Blenheim, Goldbar, Goldrich, Perfection, Rival, Tomcat

 

Berries

 

Berries are such a treat fresh-picked or in any number of ways. Check out the seasonal availability of cobblers, pies or other delicious creations we might have ready for you!

June

Blackcap Raspberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries

July

Blackberries, Blueberries

 

Cherries

 

Cherries are typically a short season. It is best to get what you desire while you’re here. And as a far healthier alternative to Popsicles, pit them and freeze several small containers/bags for the freezer in preparation for the hotter months to follow. Then, mix and match varieties for fabulously fun, frozen-treat surprises!

June

Bing, Chelan, Early Robin, Lapin, Rainier, Stella, Van

July

Montmorency, Sweetheart

 

Nectarines

 

Nectarines are also known as a “fuzzless peach.”

July

Arctic Glo

August

Arctic Jay, Firebite, Flavortop, Independence, Red Gold

 

Peaches

 

Peaches are great in many prepared ways. Yet, there is nothing like eating a cool, truly-ripe peach (something rarely seen at modern big-box stores). Ask for tips on picking the peach that is at peak ripeness, and for varietal suggestions based on your desired uses.

July

Early Red Haven, PF#1 (Flamin’ Fury), Queen Crest, Red Fremont

August

Blushing Star, Delp, Flame Crest, Improved Early Elberta, Red Globe, Red Haven

September

J.H. Hale

 

Pears

 

Believe it or not, the very delicious pear (like the apple) is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae). The name may have evolved from an Aramaic word that meant “fruit” or “to multiply and bear fruit.” No matter the origin or meaning, there are a few varieties we simply call “delicious!”

September

Bartlett, Bosc, D’Anjou

 

Plums & Prunes

 

The main differentiation is that a prune is a “freestone” version (pit is easily freed) and therefore great for drying, whereas plums are primarily for fresh consumption and are “clingstone” (pit literally clings for more difficult removal). Dried plum fruits are either called “dried plums” or “prunes.” The term prune stands on its own, implying it was famous for its “dried” state and qualities.

July

Duarte Plum

August

Black Plum, Early Italian Prune, Santa Rosa Plum

September

Elephant Heart Plum, Italian Prune, Sugar Plum (French Petite Prune)