Happenings on the Farm
We are always excited for spring on the farm. There is so much to look forward to in the weeks and months ahead. We hope you enjoy this season as much as we do.
Farm News: Our outside crew is getting ready for spring. We are plowing, discing, and planting. Fruit trees are being planted and pruned in the orchard, candy onions are being seeded, and straw is coming off the strawberry plants. The landscape crew is busy sprucing up our lawn and planning the flower beds. We hope to be harvesting asparagus by the end of the month. Stay tuned to our social media to know when our homegrown produce will be available in our Market.
Market News: Check out our newest initiative in our Market, Chef Basket, a fun collaboration between White House Fruit Farm & area restaurant chefs. This new partnership combines the fresh produce and ingredients from our farm with amazing chef-inspired recipes from the area. Each month (April - August) a different area chef will create a simple and delicious recipe with seasonal produce and ingredients from White House Fruit Farm. Kim (Hull) Sisco joins the chef for a demonstration in their kitchen to prepare this recipe for everyone to follow along.
The monthly Chef Basket, full of necessary ingredients and the chef-inspired recipe, will only be available at White House Fruit Farm Market. Purchase a different Chef Basket each month to take home and cook with your family or friends while watching our cooking demonstration, found on our website. This month’s recipe and cooking demonstration comes from Ely’s To Go, in Boardman. Chef’s Yiota & Dave Italiano cook with Kim for a fresh, delicious recipe. We hope you enjoy this fun way to shop and cook local month after month. (Don’t forget to share your meal with us by tagging it #WHFFChefBasket on social media.)
We still have plenty of our own apples. Grab some on your visit for a healthy snack or a favorite recipe. (Check out our recipe pages for some cooking inspiration.) We are also making fresh cider throughout the year. Look for this refreshing treat in our coolers.
Our donut of the month is carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting. DELICOUS! Our standard varieties are made daily. Don’t forget that you can always call to place an order for your favorite donuts to guarantee getting all of your favorites.
Events on the Farm: Our annual Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic is back April 17. Learn how to prune apple & peach trees like the pros. We are offering 2 class times, as well as on online option. Click on this link to print our form and get registered as soon as possible.
We are also excited to bring back our annual White House 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run to benefit area veterans, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Catch the apple blossoms in bloom and support local veterans with our challenging cross-country course. Kids run begins at 9:00am, 5K at 9:30. Click this link to print our form to get registered and start recruiting your friends to join you (or at least cheer you on).
We look forward to seeing you on the farm this spring with so much to enjoy.
Debbie Pifer, The Hull Family & the White House Fruit Farm Staff