|Check out our Ripening Schedule for the approximate weeks when each of the fruits grown on Gogle Farms will be available. Please understand that the actual time the fruit ripens is highly dependent on the weather and may differ from year to year. Call us or check this site about two weeks ahead of the ripening schedule to confirm the true schedule for the current season. Why get your fruit at Gogle Farms? If you've never experienced tree ripened fruit fresh from the farm you are in for a treat! In order for fruits to withstand long distance shipping, the crop is harvested as early as possible when it is still very firm. These fruits will eventually achieve full color, but are never as flavorful as those left to ripen on the tree. When you get your fruit from a local source, like Gogle Farms, it can be left to reach the height of perfection just as nature intended. The result is a sweeter, juicier peach, a redder, tangier tomato and the complete range of flavors from tart to sweet found across the different varieties of apple. Go to Gogle Farms to experience the difference. BRIEF HISTORY: Gogle Farms is a family run orchard located near Laurys Station in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles north of Allentown. We offer a variety of fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables from July to October. With most of our crops, customers have the option of taking a short hayride out to the field to Pick Your Own. Although the current orchard was only founded in 2008, our trees are planted in ground that has been farmed by at least 7 generations of Gogles. Over the years hay, corn, wheat, barley, potatoes and pumpkins have been grown in this soil. Now peach, apple, cherry, plum, apricot, and pear trees have been planted. It takes a while for the trees to reach fruit-bearing size from the little bare-root sticks we planted. Our peach trees were the first to give us a marketable crop in 2011. For 2012, we again offered free stone peaches - white and yellow - while adding tomatoes, potatoes and a variety of pumpkins from our fields. Then in 2013 we got our first apple crop and even a few pears. In 2014 we had our first plums and apricots. For 2015 we will again be offering all these fruits and vegetables in season so long as the weather cooperates. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates during the season.
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