Pick-Your-Own is one of our most popular events and draws in people from all over! If you’ve been, you know exactly how much fun it can be. If you haven’t been, grab your family and reserve your spot now for socially distanced picking.

Here are some reasons why our customers love Pick-Your-Own:

  1. Pick your Preference. While we ask you not to eat your pickings on-site, we understand the temptation. Our yummy fruit is too good to resist, and you’re able to pick your perfect piece! From size to ripeness to shape, each piece of fruit is different and picking your own allows you to pick only the pieces that you want.
  2. Prices you can’t beat! According to the Produce Market Guide, in 2018 the average cost for a pound of blueberries was $4.69. At Orr’s, blueberries cost $3.99/lb for up to 10lbs, and then drops to $3.79/lb if you exceed 10lbs. The more you pick, the more you save!
  3. Fun for everyone. Picking your own fruit on a nice summer day is hard to beat, especially after being cooped up all spring. We provide a safe and fun environment for all of our customers!

Right now, grapes and blackberries are in full swing! If you don’t feel up to picking your own or if all our reservations are full, we have pre-picked fruit available in our market along with other goodies.

Use our online ordering system to pick out fresh berries and your favorite local products. Once you’re happy with what’s in your cart, you can place an order for curbside pickup here. We’re open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Happiness grows here!

Blueberries

Blueberry season is upon us and we’re in the mood to bake with some delicious berries. Not only are blueberries good for you, but they taste great and add a punch of flavor to any recipe. Plus, did you know July is National Blueberry month? That makes it the perfect time to celebrate this superfruit!

What’s a better way to start the day than with some Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls? This amazingly tasty recipe by Crazy for Crust gives you the perfect chance to change up how you bake with blueberries.

Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • 2/3 cup warm non-fat milk, about 45 seconds in the microwave
  • 1 package active dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1/3 cup + 1/2 teaspoon sugar divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest from 1 medium lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 3 – 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • Paddle attachment & dough hook for your mixer

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest from 1-2 medium lemons
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen (if frozen, make sure they are thawed and drained), see note

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese very soft
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3-4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions 

MAKE THE DOUGH:

  1. Place milk in a microwave safe measuring cup. Heat for 45 seconds in the microwave, until it’s about 120°F, think of a hot bath. (The time you heat it will need to be adjusted depending on your microwave. You can use a candy or a meat thermometer to test the temperature.) Add yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar and stir. Let it sit for a few minutes until frothy.
  2. Place sugar, butter, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until the butter is distributed throughout the liquids, although it may be chunky. Pour in the milk/yeast mixture and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add 3 cups flour and stir with the paddle attachment just until the mixture starts to stick to the paddle. Then replace the paddle with the dough hook. Continue mixing on low speed until the dough forms a ball in the center of the bowl. The dough will be slightly sticky and elastic. There will be minimal transfer to your finger if you poke it. If it’s still very wet, add up to 1/4 cup more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in it. Spray the top of the dough ball with cooking spray (lightly) and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit for 2-4 hours until it doubles in size. Note on rising: if your house is warm, it should rise no problem. If it’s cold in your house, it may take longer for the dough to rise.

PREPARE YOUR ROLLS:

  1. Stir together butter, sugar, lemon zest, salt and flour until it forms a paste.
  2. Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle, about 10” by 14”. Spread the filling as evenly as possible over the rectangle, making sure to reach to the sides so the outer rolls have enough filling. Sprinkle with blueberries. I used 1 cup of mini (or “wild”) blueberries that were defrosted and drained. If you’re using regular sized berries, you might want to use more of them.
  3. Roll the dough up tightly from the long end. Slice it into 12 equal rounds. Place the rolls into a 9×13” pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (Or, if you want to make them the same day, cover with plastic wrap and let them sit for 1 hour until they’ve puffed up a little, then continue as directed below.)
  5. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and let them warm up to room temperature while the oven is preheating. Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 23-28 minutes, or until they are golden brown. (Mine took 24, be careful not to over bake. The bottoms will turn golden before the tops do.) Note: the blueberries will drain to the bottom of the pan overnight. That’s not a problem.

MAKE THE FROSTING:

  1. Whisk the melted butter and softened cream cheese until mostly smooth. If your cream cheese is too stiff, you can use a hand mixer. Whisk/beat in powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons lemon juice, adding more as desired for thickness. Pour over warm rolls and serve.

Step outside for some much needed fresh air and reserve your time slot for a socially distanced pick-your-own experience! Now you can enjoy the experience of picking your own crops without the crowds. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Happiness grows here!

Farmer giving box of veg to customer on a sunny day

We are super excited to celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! June is the perfect time to acknowledge these staple products because the growing season is in full swing. Fruits and vegetables are ripening up and in-season. This month we wanted to remind you how important fruits and vegetables are.

  • Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients like calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamin C, and more, which keep your body strong and healthy!
  • They’re low in calories, and because they contain fiber, they actually fill you up.
  • Fruits and vegetables are also delicious regardless of how they are prepared. Fresh, frozen, grilled, steamed, or juiced, there is a tasty way to get the nutrients you need no matter how much time you have.
  • They contain Phytochemicals that protect you from diseases like type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and cancer.
  • Some studies suggest that eating fruits and vegetables benefits the environment as well!

Here at Orr’s, we have a variety of local vegetables and fresh fruits, and we can’t wait to see you! Step outside for some much needed fresh air and reserve your time slot for a socially distanced pick-your-own experience! Now you can enjoy the experience of picking your own crops without the crowds. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Happiness grows here— and so do fruits and vegetables!

We didn’t feel right without the pick-your-own experience. We love to see your smiling faces as you fill up your bowls and baskets with our fresh berries. Picking your own fruits and vegetables allows you to form a deeper connection with the earth than grocery shopping. It also sets a wonderful, peaceful environment to talk with your friends and family. Now more than ever, farmers need help and it feels good to know where your food comes from.

We’re so happy that we were able to reintroduce pick-your-own to your summer plans! Here are some steps to safely picking your own produce.

  • Wear a mask!
  • Wash your hands. Handwashing stations will be provided for our customers. Washing your hands helps reduce the risk of spreading germs.
  • Stay in your designated area. Picking Assistants will provide each customer with a patch row to pick in once they arrive. Even if you think you see the perfect berry, it’s important to stay in your patch! This will help reduce the risk of exposure and create a more comfortable environment for our customers.
  • Have fun! Enjoy this opportunity to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and connect with the earth.

We love helping you fill your kitchens with fresh produce. Click here to schedule your pick your own experience. We’re open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. We can’t wait to see you. Happiness grows here!

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