Entries by Orr's Farm Market

Come Visit Us This Fall!

So far September is comin’ through with fall goodness. Warm colors decorate the trees and cool breezes zip through the air. The apples are crisp, the dough is rising, and produce bins are overflowing. The farm is abuzz with preparation for all the upcoming fun. What’s in store? One more Bluegrass Weekend for the season, […]

Five Fall Faves

Is it just us or can you practically taste all the good cooking in the air? It’s that time of year. Ovens are fired up for bread baking and pie making. Jars are prepped for canning peaches and pears. Pots are brimming with soup and casseroles are bubbling over. Food is a uniting force. For […]

Crispy, Crunchy Apples Have Arrived!

It’s fall. The farm is bursting with apples. Lots of crisp, juicy apples. Eat ‘em raw. Put ‘em in a pie. Dip ‘em. Sauce ‘em. They love to adorn salads. They make a mean salsa. (Never tried apple salsa? Do it now.) They’ve been known to wrap up in a crepe next to a slice […]

Get in the Pits!

It’s August. It’s steamy. It’s the pits! Except the pits at the farm are ones you won’t want to miss. Confused? August is all about pitted fruits, also known as stone fruits: freestone peaches, nectarines, plums, and white peaches. We’re harvesting these beauties all month. Stone fruits are often overlooked for berries, which are more […]

Where the Buffalo Roam

We love our home state and try to celebrate its history and our heritage in as many ways as possible at the farm. The addition of a bison herd was one of these ways. These magnificent creatures represent the bison that were a natural part of the state’s fauna centuries ago. The first bison arrived […]

What a Family Farm is Made Of

The word family means a lot to us at Orr Farm Market. After all, it’s why we’re here. The farm and market you know today grew from a 60-acre orchard purchased in 1954 by George S. Orr Jr. After his passing, his wife, children, and grandchildren took over operations and helped guide the business to […]

Sweet Melon Days

Question: What fruit looks like a giant smile when sliced and is the envy of bubble gum? Answer: the watermelon! August might be the last month of summer, but it’s the beginning of watermelon season, and that’s something to smile about. Our watermelon harvest will be ready soon, and coinciding with it is National Watermelon […]

Blue Skies, Blue Grass!

Have we said this enough? We love summer! Here at the farm, we try to pack as many good times as possible into three months. We want our visitors to think of Orr’s Farm as not only a place to get fresh, local produce, but also a place to spend quality time with friends and […]

Sway the Day Away!

We hate to interrupt your summer relaxation, but we need to let you know there’s more relaxation ahead. Say what? National Hammock Day, that’s what! On July 22, trees around the country will stand in support of this fine holiday. People will swing and sway the day away, in the cool of the shade or […]

Peachy Keen!

Mark your calendars, folks. There’s a sweet celebration coming up: July 17 is National Peach Ice Cream Day! Peach ice cream is not your usual find at ice cream parlors, festivals, or restaurants. So when you do find it, you know you’re somewhere special. Of course, you could always make your own batch. And since […]