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MT. JULIET, TN

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Breeden's Classroom

Breeden’s Classroom will use the orchard as our classroom.  We have based these classes on our field trips which are primarily for K thru 5 grade children.  This year, field trips are not an option for most schools and, almost all children are being home schooled in part.  Our classroom will allow some time for play and some time for learning. Our classes will ask questions, find answers and hopefully have the children leave knowing more than when they arrived.   

Visit the Events page and find out more and register!

Apples & Fresh Apple Cider!

Apple Cider Donuts

We have Apple Cider donuts Friday and Saturday mornings – Pre-orders of a dozen or more of these scratch made donuts full of 3 types of apple (cider, butter and apples…)

Apples This Week (Oct 29- Nov 1)

  • Pink Lady – Pink Ladys are a sweet a sweet-tart apple that has high sugars and high acids with a crisp bite and effervescent finish. It tends to fall more towards the tart side than sweet but is oh so refreshing! This is a great eating apple, it stores well and can be used in baking and sauces.
  • Winesap – This apple originates from the colonial times. It is a medium sized apple with red skin and firm yellow flesh. It is a great balance of a sweet & tart apple with a tangy finish. It is great for eating, baking, sauces, and cider. It stores well. Interesting fact – Winesap flowers are pink not white.
  • Arkansas Black – Arkansas black is a southern favorite. It gets better with age. You can store this apple for a minimum of 6 months ** if done correctly. Very dark red in color with white flesh. Great for all apple uses it just needs a bit of time off of the tree.
  • Granny Smith – Originated in Australia in the 1860’s. This apple was named after Maria Ann Smith who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. Described as tart and crunchy, it is also juicy and crisp.
  • Mutsu – Known as Mutsu in Japan and Crispin in the USA. It starts out looking like a Granny Smith and as it ages starts to look and taste more like a Golden Delicious. This apple is a winner for eating and baking It can be stored for up to 3 months.
  • Dixie Red – Dixie Red Delight are medium to large-sized apples with yellow skin covered by red. It has crisp, juicy flesh. The flavor is a balance of sweet and tart. Think of a Red Delicious with a crunch.
  • Golden Delicious – If you have never had a Golden Delicious from an orchard…boy are you missing out. It is a “Chance Seedling” which means we don’t know exactly how it originated. Large, yellow and sweet.
 

Apples Are Available In These Sizes:

  • 1/2 Peck
  • 1 Peck
  • 1/2 Bushel
  • 1 Bushel

* If you would like more than 2 bushels of apples please pre-order by Tuesday 5 p.m. – Call or text 615-449-2880.
**all apples are pre-picked

Fresh Cider

  • 1/2 Gallon
  • 1 Gallon

*If you would like more than 5 gallons of cider please pre-order by Tuesday 5 p.m. – Call or text 615-449-2880.

It’s Pumpkin Time!

We have a great variety of pumpkins – stop by for your fall decorating needs!

Fresh Local Produce

Hydroponically grown lettuce, kale, sweet peppers, mini red bell peppers and heirloom tomatoes.

Hours

Thursday –  4:00PM-7:00PM
Friday – 8:00AM -12:00PM
Saturday – 8:00AM -2:00PM

Thursday – Farmers Market – 4:00PM-7:00PM
Friday Story Time  – 9:30AM
Saturday Curbside Pickup – 8:00AM-10:00AM / Normal Shopping Available 8:00AM-2:00PM

Update

Well that was then and this is now… April 29th 3:30 am I got that punch to the stomach when the doorbell rang in the middle of the night.  Of course it was bad news… but since my mind went to a very dark place, to hear that the orchard was on fire was actually a step up.  I told my husband on the ride to the orchard that as long as we had peaches on the trees we would be ok. 

Fire is the great neutralizer. You see it in the movies and in pictures, but when it’s yours, you understand that on whole different level.    It took Chad’s work of heart and charred, bent and reduced it to soot. Telling Chad, Max and Wendy was going to be the hardest part.   I broke them that day.  Chad put everything into that building.  Max loves the orchard like I didn’t know that anyone but me could.  And Wendy, who we bullied into leaving layabout status, well… she cried.  Side note… I am the one who cries.. not Wendy.  Wendy is strong, fierce and powerful.  

Later that day we cried with Miss Marynell, Michelle and Aspen.  It may be our place now but it was theirs first and it still bares their name.   

The next morning, I sat in the parking lot and started to build my vision of the future of the orchard and my playlist.  I mean it is Nashville, right, so we need the right songs. Our vision for the future includes all of you.   

All the plans, all the work, all the lists for 2020… up in smoke.  

So, just like when your mind starts to wander while meditating.  We begin again.  

So 2020, we call your bluff.  We’re upping the stakes.  We got this.  You just watch.