Spring has Sprung! Check out the Easter Farmers Market at Harrison Place on Saturday March 24, 10am-2pm. McCollum Orchards will be back at the market with beautiful, lush, fresh, nutritious greenshoots – sunflower and pea. So fresh and snappy and perfect for topping soups, salads, sandwiches or just snacking on.
Interested in the summer CSA farm share? Come ask questions and we will have flyers and membership forms available, too.
See you there!
For the first time ever, Game of Logging will be offered in Western New York!
Game of Logging is the premier chainsaw safety training course. Two class options of Game of Logging Level 1 will be held at McCollum Orchards in Lockport, NY on:
Friday, March 16th
Saturday, March 17th
See below for more information about the course and how to sign-up. You must bring your own chainsaw, safety equipment and lunch. This course is brought to you by the New York Center for Agriculture Medicine and Health
About the class: The Level 1 class focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. All classes are held from 8 am to 4 pm, and there is a participation fee of $25.
What to bring: Participants are expected to bring personal safety equipment, including a logging helmet, hearing protection, and logging chaps, along with a chain saw. If you do not own these items, some will be provided during the class; the one exception is the logging helmet, which you must supply yourself. Participants should also bring a packed lunch.
To register, you must call NYCAMH at 800.343.7527 or 607.547.6023 or E-mail email@example.com.
The 2018 CSA farm share registration is now open!
We welcome you to renew your CSA membership for McCollum Orchards’ 5th CSA season. Please find the form attached. Just fill it out and mail in with your payment to reserve your CSA membership. We love returning CSA members! Returning members receive a $10 discount, if paid in full by March 1. Read on for more updates from the farm.
New in 2018 We are excited to share some new things with you this year. We found some new vegetables we think you will like and added more flower colors in the u-pick gardens. Stay tuned for our new website with recipes and announcements for unique farm events this season!
We are trying a new schedule this year. The 2018 CSA will run from mid-June through November 1, 2018, on Thursdays, 3-7pm. We will start a week earlier and then take a break (no pick-up) the first week of August. We hope this allows time for farm restoration projects and some summer fun with our kids. Rest assured, CSA members will get the full value of their membership, and can catch up before tomato season hits.
You now have three farm share options. Check out your options and on the sign-up form. You can also check our website or email or call us with any questions. Thanks to your CSA membership, we can continue to restore this historic family farm. Thank you! We look forward to sharing fresh veggies and fun days on the farm with you. See you in the Share Barn!
Bree & Rich Woodbridge
and the McCollum Orchards crew
Happy Thanksgiving from McCollum Orchards! Give thanks with this cornucopia of local abundance! Order your Thanksgiving Share box – only ten shares left – Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order by Friday Nov 17 and Pick up on Monday Nov 20 3-7pm at the farm.
What’s Included: Pie Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, 2 lb carrots, daikon radishes, 1-2 lb onions, 10 lb certified organic potatoes, Northern Spy apples, 4 garlic, fresh parsley, sage, thyme, leeks, cabbage, kohlrabi.
Hello!! We will be at Locktoberfest this Saturday with ALL the goodies! This is our one time at market this season, so come by and say hi. Pick up:
Sweet Red Peppers
Certified Organic Potatoes
Grapes, Apples, Pears
Garlic and Elephant Garlic
Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Arugula, and maybe Ground Cherries!