Hurd Orchards

Welcome to Hurd Orchards

July Abundance

On our farm mid summer means
cherry trees hanging heavy with fruit,
bright blue blueberries dancing in the sunlight
and the first of the raspberries.
Baskets are full, days are long and we smile.

Available now:

Sweet Cherries
Sour Cherries

Plan Now For
Four Fruit Festival Week
  Tuesday, July 11-Thursday, July 20th

Celebrate summer fruit with us during this special week.
Mid July is the height of summer fruit harvest at Hurd Orchards.
Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, American Tart Cherries, and Sweet Cherries
all are ripe and ready in abundance. Baskets are filled, truckloads delivered,
pies are made, blueberry muffins rise, and every hand is busy with the flurry of harvest. 
Come share the excitement in our week-long Four Fruit Festival 2017!
We want to share with you in every way that we can the excitement and importance
of fresh, delicious summer fruits. There are many terrific ways that you can participate.   Here are a few:

Four Fruit Festival Luncheons - please refer to our calendar of events!

Pick Your Own Fruits - We will have staff in each picking block to help educate about how
our fruits are grown and how to harvest! Pick your own fruits are by the pound
and will be weighed and paid for in our market.
No reservations necessary. Please come!

Frozen Pies and Frozen Fruits - Our handmade frozen pies and pre-frozen blueberries
and sour cherries will be ready for purchase to take home and tuck in your
own freezer ready for winter enjoyment. Enjoy a slice of raspberry pie all winter
long, and the fragrance of your kitchen!

Four Fruit Festival Weekend
Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jam Making  - Saturday July 15th - Pick Your Own berries and make your own jam!
This is a small group session. Please call our market to reserve and for details about cost.

Cherry and Berry Pies in the Barn - Our mouthwatering handmade pies will be
available for purchase by the slice in our barn each day. Warm blueberry pie with
freshly whipped cream…All American cherry pie topped with homemade vanilla iced cream…
No reservation necessary - just come! Weekend Only!

Four Fruit Cuisine Demonstrations - Enjoy presentations throughout the day
by our talented cooks about creative recipes and the basics, too. How do you make
perfect homemade real whipped cream? Watch us make a quick and easy sour
cherry confit to compliment summer grilled chicken…Complimentary program.
No reservations required. Weekend Only!

2016 Landscape Preservation Award

We were totally surprised and delighted to receive a phone call in November of last year
that we were to be awarded the Landscape Preservation Award for 2016
given by the Landmark Society of Western New York.
We received the award at the Rochester City Hall on November 13th, 2016.

Even more wonderful than this unexpected honor were the reasons why we were selected.
When we queried, "Why us?" the answer given was, "You steward both the land and buildings respecting their historic origins.
In addition to preserving many individual structures you have maintained
original field size and saved many authentic heirloom plantings. The preservation of landscape
requires the most commitment of time and resources of any award we give."

This recognition validated our years of quiet devotion to the conservation and preservation of our farm.
The fact that those more knowledgeable than we saw our work and believed in what we are
trying to achieve is just fantastic! Though we may follow a path that veers from the norm for a modern fruit farm,
this recognition has given us renewed confidence to continue with our dedication to the preservation
of all aspects of our farm and farm life.