Summer Apples

The summer apples are now ripening. We’ll do several pickings over the next few weeks as these apples ripen in waves on the trees. These early apples used to be very popular, almost every farm had a Yellow Transparent, Red Astrakan or Lowland Raspberry tree. These apples were like daffodils, fiddleheads or rhubarb, the first … >More

The mountains will sing and the trees clap their hands……..

Everyday now it is a little greener, all the different shades of green on the hillsides and fields, the lushness of Spring. At home we’re just about to let the sheep and their new lambs out on pasture with the just hatched goslings waddling in between. I’m almost finished planting new trees, more quince, Elephant … >More

How to plant your new tree

We are getting ready at the Scott Farm for our annual spring tree sale, May 4 & 5, from 9 – 3 both days.  Each year in early May we offer peach, plum, pear, cherry and apples trees along with lots of advice to customers that come to the farm. We usually have a few … >More

Another Pruning and Grafting Workshop

On Sunday, April 14th, Scott Farm will host a pruning and grafting workshop for back yard fruit growers from 9 am – Noon.  Participants will receive instruction while pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from 9 -11 and practice grafting apple trees from 11 -12.  This class will discuss caring for their … >More

Waiting for Red Winged Black Birds by Zeke Goodband

It’s sugaring season in in Vermont  now.  The maple trees surrounding The Scott Farm orchard have been tapped by our neighbors and the sugary steam and smoke drifts from the sugar houses out over the orchard where Ben and I have been pruning since November. We have 6000 trees to prune with hand and pole … >More

Grafting in the orchard at Scott Farm by Zeke Goodband

Late winter is a great time for grafting new varieties in the orchard. Most of the pruning is finished and the weather is usually milder; for grafting I need to be able to work without gloves on. Apples do not grow “true to seed”, so if I plant a seed from a Baldwin apple I’ll … >More

Pruning and Grafting Workshop

On Saturday, March 16th, Scott Farm will host a pruning and grafting workshop for back yard fruit growers from 9 am – Noon.  Participants will receive instruction while pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from 9 -11 and practice grafting apple trees from 11 -12.  This class will discuss caring for their … >More

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

It’s mid July and the apples are getting larger every day; some are beginning to show a pink blush, and the Hudson’s, Ashmead’s and Reine des Reinettes are developing their cinnamon colored russeting. The Calville Blanc d’Hiver are becoming lobed and the noses of Sheep’s Nose are becoming pronounced. We’ll begin to pick the first … >More