Heritage and Wild Fruit
The best-tasting dishes come from the freshest, most flavorful fruit.
Fruits chosen for the Farm reflect hours of researching old (1800s) and current references for descriptions of special flavor and necessary growing conditions. Fruits planted on the Farm are from the domestic (pear, peach, apple, plum, quince, cherry, nectarine, etc.) and the wild (persimmon, paw paw, elderberry, plum, etc.) harvested across the growing season.
Growing fruit organically in the Midwest is very difficult; it is a labor of passion and patience. Some fruit trees take as many as eight years to come into production, but the rich, distinctive flavors deliver a unique and pleasurable eating experience that is well worth the wait.
Typical seasonal offerings might include:
Rhubarb in May
Plums in June
Elderberries in July
Pears in August
Wild persimmon in September
Huckleberries in October