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Cornell Orchards

Cider & fruit in season, Cornell dairy products & more.

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Updated 9/20/2019

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Location: 709 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 366) across from the Vet School. View map.

Fall events:

Fall Harvest kick off – September 20, 2-5 p.m.: Come celebrate Harvest with us and sample products from the Cornell Dairy, Arnot Forest, Wide Awake Bakery, HoneyRock Farm along with other delicious treats. You can check out our store and pick up some fresh picked apples. Enter our raffle drawings, plus receive a free Cornell Orchards tote when you spend $25 in store. Free Orchards Tours start at 3pm.

Cider Sunday – October 6, 12-4 p.m: Cornell Orchards Store will host apple enthusiasts of all ages for an afternoon of walks through Cornell's research orchards, talks from educators, researchers and cider makers, and a chance to taste fresh fresh-pressed juice, including traditional European hard cider varieties. There will be a ticketed, age 21+, meet-the-cider maker market ($5) with food pairings from Cornell Catering. Learn more about Cider Sunday.

Produce available now!

Subject to change

Apples:

  • Autumn Crisp (Cornell Variety)
  • Zestar
  • SweeTango (limited supply)
  • Ginger Gold
  • McIntosh
  • Gala

Peaches:

  • Cresthaven (grown by Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY)
  • Glow Haven (yellow flesh, grown by Bittner-Singer Farms, Appleton, NY)
  • White lady (White flesh, grown by Bittner-Singer Farms, Appleton, NY)

Nectarines:

  • Fantasia (yellow flesh, grown by Bittner-Singer Farms, Appleton, NY)

Plums: 

  • Vanier  (grown in Cornell AgriTech's research orchard in Geneva, NY)
  • Au Rosa (grown by Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY)
  • Castleton prunes (grown by Bittner-Singer Farms, Appleton, NY)

 

Grapes:

  • Himrod  (grown by Cornell Orchards)

Vegetables: (grown by Plowbreak Farms)

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes – makes any sandwich more delicious
  • Toy Box Tomatoes – sweet and delicious
  • Baby Butternut Squash - Flesh is meltingly sweet and delicious
  • Fresh garlic uncured
  • Fresh onions
  • Fresh shallots

Pumpkins

  • Pie Pumpkins
  • Carving Pumpkins
  • Mini pumpkins

*In out of season, we offer controlled atmosphere (C.A.) apples. We place choice fruit, selected at harvest, in a sealed cold room for at least 90 days. We use nitrogen to bring the oxygen level down from the 21% that we breathe to around 2.5%, and allow carbon dioxide from fruit respiration to accumulate to around 2%. This slows fruit aging and preserves fruit firmness, acidity, sugars and Vitamin C.  The fruit with the C.A. label has higher nutritional and sensory quality than the regular cold-stored fruit of the same age. 

Also available (subject to change), products from:

  • 2019 Ithaca Weather calendars from Cornell University Earth and Atmospheric Science/Northeast Regional Climate Center
  • Cornell Maple Syrup from Arnot Forest research facility
  • Collection of Cornell Orchards shirts, hoodies, long sleeves and caps
  • Sweet Sensations Bakery run by Cornell Dining
  • Merle Maple products, Attica, NY
  • Lively Run Goat farm, Interlaken, NY
  • Howlands Honey, Berkshire, NY
  • Martin’s Kitchen, Dundee, NY
  • Darling Cakes, Ithaca, NY
  • Sunbeam Candles, Ithaca, NY
  • Betterbee, Greenwich, NY
  • StonyBrook Wholeheartedfoods, Geneva, NY
  • Heart's of Desire, Little Falls, NY
  • Knapp Farms, Lowman, NY
  • Jackies’s Jams and Jellies, LLC
  • J&K Clayworks, Victor, NY
  • Avital’s Apairies, Ithaca
  • Our 5 acre Homestead, Berkshire, NY
  • Peanut Principle, Syracuse, NY
  • Piggery, Ithaca, NY
  • Crooked Carrot, Ithaca, NY
  • Honey Rock Farm, Ithaca, NY
  • Finger Lakes Soap Company, Van Etten, NY
  • Many more…..

Contact: 607-255-4542 orchards@cornell.edu

Read more about this unique research and teaching facility:
Poster [.pdf] | Cornell Orchards brochure [.pdf] 

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