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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 […]

The Best Blues!

Mid summer already? Where did the time go? We hope you all had a great Fourth of July holiday. Surely your celebrations involved a berry or two, right? Share your cookout standouts on our Facebook page! We love seeing the unique ways our friends and fans use our fresh berries in their summer dishes. Now […]

A Juicy June!

June has been a berry busy month at the farm! The pick-your-own turnout has been great, and we hope you’ll continue to visit us throughout the season. So far our customers have enjoyed strawberries and cherries. Now we’re putting the spotlight on two more delicious summer favorites: blueberries and black raspberries. First things first: Do […]

Spoiler Alert!

Welcome to the second week of June! Here at the farm, we’re gearing up for the cherry harvest. Mid June is time for sweet cherries. Later this month, tart cherries will be ready to roll. Due to the frosts this spring, we will have our cherries pre-picked in the market to sell. There will not […]