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It's finally Spring!  

We are hosting, along with the Portage Park District , the "Stargazing & Meteor Shower" April 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m.

Join us for an early morning shower–the Lyrid meteor shower.  We are close to the highest elevation in Portage County! The Portage County Park District's volunteer sky ranger, will have a telescope to see stars and planets.

We'll be supplying the coffee.  See the Portage Park District Website for more details.

 

 Looking forward to seeing you.

 

May you be blessed!!  

 

Kress' bucket w/cherries


Old & new memories mesh as we celebrated the birth of our Savior.  Above is Kress' picking bucket with our new cherry crop.  Kress (Roger's Dad) used this to pick berries so Georgia (Roger's Mom) could make him one of her famous pies. 

May your wonderful memories flood your mind and heart and may you make new memories this year, to remember always.

You are a blessing!

The Monroes

We are sold out of Apples and Cider.  We truly appreciate your patronage.  If you're looking for Maple Syrup, please stop by the house of leave a message on the answering machine, and we'll set up a time that works for us both!

 

Pictures from 2013 are below and through the website.  Enjoy!

 

Congrats to our Great White Pumpkin Winner, David!

David's guess of the weight of our Great White Pumpkin was only 2 ounces off!

Thanks for entering, and for holding that heavy pumpkin for the picture!

Reese was one of our second place winners!  Good job, Reese!

Mason 2nd place winner

Mason, above, also came in second.  Good job, both he and Reese were 1/4 pound off!

Very colorful customers choosing pumpkins, Rachel and Raeann are seen in the picture below. Signs are down now.  Getting ready for sorting many apples and planning Thanksgiving. Yum.

 

Take a drive to Monroe's Orchard, where all the Wooly Bears you can find are free!  

Thanks for spending the Apple Harvest Festivals with us, Justin & Hunter!  More pics on the Festival Pages.

Justin & Hunter

We had a marvelous time with you all!  We are so grateful. Thank you for joining us for a day of family fun!

(If you see I mistyped a name, please send me an email.  Want to keep the wonderful children who visited happy with their pics on the website!)

 

Thanks to all who joined us to celebrate the Apple Harvest Festivals!  Pictures are on the Festivals pages.

 

Above are some of our sweet apple pickers, Kyra, Bella, Mya, Brianna, and Karissa!

See more of our beautiful customers on "Currently at Monroe's" Page!

 

The Raspberry season is over.  Thank you for your patronage.

 

We will be open with Apples and Cider until Christmas!

(See Currently at Monroe's)

You may always call the market for info (330.569.7464).

If you find we make you happy, please tell someone.  If you find we have made you unhappy, PLEASE tell us, so we can fix it, and make you happy, so you can tell someone.  God bless you.

 

 

Above: The Cashew Crunch got delivered...Yum!

 

Teamwork at Monroe’s Orchard gets the Red Haven peaches picked and ready for customers.  Alicia and Alyssa, wonderful employees & both star basketball players for rivaling Garfield High School & Crestwood High School, work together at Monroe’s Orchard. Now many of our peach picking employees are back to college or high school.  Thanks for your patronage!  Peaches are gone for 2013.

  Red Haven peachesAlicia & Alyssa

 

 

Always remember, many hands make light work!

...and gloves definitely help...

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Strawberries and Sweet Cherries are shown below being harvested by some of our wonderful customers.

Jayna    

Thank you for Jayna's and Lucy's pictures above at left.  To the right, is Brooke enjoying the strawberries while her brother, Eli, enjoys the cherries. 

Above are C.J., Taliyah, McKaylen, Elijah, & Quinn in the market after picking some yummy fruit, and Jordan, Isaac, Sydney, & Abram after they picked a basket full of cherries.

Below are Sandra and Paul to the left, with neighbors, David and Willow.  All are picking cherries on our first day to offer P-Y-O cherries!

 

Roger,  Steve and Rusty getting the strawberry patch ready for picking! Thank you Bret Gustafson for the pictures!

Check out... 

"Monroe's Orchard Sugarhouse Shake" on YouTube!

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Looking forward to seeing you soon.  Stay sweet everyone, and don't forget to check out the "Monroe's Orchard Sugarhouse Shake" on YouTube!

You can definitely see the younger generation's influence...


 

Monroes w/tractor75

 


   

Thank you for your patronage, you are truly appreciated!

We pray your 2013 is truly blessed!


We always look forward to seeing you !

(2012 pictures below)

Directly below we begin some of our Apple Harvest Festival Pictures!  Please check out the Festival Page for more of the fun!  Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day with us.  We truly appreciate you.


To the left, Michael, Joshua, Emily, Colleen, Glen, Christine, Sarah, & Glen Jr. are standing near the McIntosh orchard. What a precious family to visit with! Thanks for being here.

To the right is Mischa.  You'll see her on the "Festivals" page, and her grandmother sent this picture.  Mischa found out she loves ponies as well!  Thanks for this picture, what a great job I have...don't you smile when you see that face?


     Directly below is Rylynne (left) and Lyla (right), who were enjoying picking apples! Can't keep from taking pics of our adorable apple pickers! (Thanks for sending the pics, parents! Truly appreciate you. You add fun to my life as I change the website. Keeps me smiling!)


Thank you for your patronage! 

I recently had a customer leave with a smile, and I told her to have a good day, she told me that if she had good food, that was all she needed for a smile!

Great Attitude!!

We've had a great weekends for PYO, many enjoyed our Ohio Autumn sunshine in the orchard! To the right are some of the KSU Girls Basketball Team, Leslie, Amber, Heather, Tamzin, Ashley, Lerren, and Mel.  Thanks for sharing the day with us!  Have a great season, Girls!

Left:  Our last "Pick-Your-Owners", cousins, Sam, Greyson, Ella and Myla. Cousins from different parts of the USA enjoying some time together and some delicious apples at Monroe's.  We appreciate you spending some of your time with us!


 We truly appreciate you.  Our customers are the best!

I wanted to thank the customer/friend that dropped off the book, "The Shack"!  What a wonderful story that made me laugh and cry, and appreciate how much God loves me!  I highly recommend it. Thank you so much!

We are encouraging everyone to get on our email list instead of our mailing list.  We sometimes offer specials to email customers.  Sign up below in the "Join our email list" box!  Thanks!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  I do love the blue sky, red roof, and the white snow.  

As always, you are appreciated!  Our customers are a blessing!

Thank you to Randy and Megan Miller for sharing this photo. They were out here for photos during the autumn! What a beautiful bride and groom!


It's true!  Our customers are the best.  To the right, the Cartwright boys are enjoying the apples at the Apple Harvest Festival!   Keep crunching those apples, boys!


We are counting our blessings and you are on our list!  Our prayers are for you to have a wonderful and prosperous 2012.  We are truly grateful for all of you. 

The Monroe Family

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Visit Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market, LLC to experience what farm life is all about. Since 1938, the skills required to run a farm have been passed down to the next generation at our family-owned-and-operated farm in Hiram, Ohio. Whether you are interested in purchasing fresh fruit, picking your own, or viewing our selection of gifts and crafts, we invite you to stop by our farm market today to experience what life on a farm is like. And just for fun, check out all our farm activities.

Come out and experience life on the farm, and

Make a Memory!


The pictures on this page were taken at our farm.  (Directly Above) Nevaeh takes an October swim with the beautiful scenery all around.  (Right)  Enjoy the scenic view and fresh air at Monroe's Orchard. (Below in "About our Farm Items") Daniel and his mother, Kelly Cartwright are enjoying the face painting at the Apple Harvest Festival, a picture of our barn built in 1863, and our Angela Mangeri, local artist, and amazing face painter.

Field

Fruit

 

  • Strawberries:  June, usually 4 week season.  Begins around June 1-10
  • Peaches:  Beginning of August, usually 4-5 week season.  Six varieties of peaches grown here on the farm.
  • Raspberries:  Begins the end of August and lasts until the middle of October, or the first freeze.  Call and ask about picking times.
  • Pears:  End of August, Bartletts available first.  Four varieties of pears available as harvested.
  • Apples:  Middle of August until Christmas.  See varieties below.  Some are available for pick-your-own.  Please call orchard for PYO times and varieties.
  • Cider:  Middle of September until Christmas.  Our apple cider is made here at the farm.  Please stop by and watch the process.
  • Maple Syrup:  Produced during February and March and available throughout the year.

Types of Apples Available

PaulaRed,  Mollies,  Elstar,  Gala,  Golden Supreme,  McIntosh,  Cortland, Spartan, Shamrock,  Macoun,  Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Empire, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Melrose,  JonaGold,  Mutsu,  Northern Spy,  IdaRed,  Winesap, Fuji 

How many apples to buy…

Approximate number of medium size (2 ¼" – 2 ¾" ) is:
1 pound
1 peck
1 bushel

2-3 apples
24-36 apples
96-144 apples

A pound of fresh apples makes 3 to 4 half cup servings of applesauce. About two pounds of medium size apples are needed for a nine inch pie.

Apples ripen 5 to 10 times faster at room temperature than when refrigerated.

If you have any questions concerning our orchard, please contact us. We will be glad to answer any questions we can. We welcome your comments and recipes. 


About Our Farm Items
Our fruits are grown right here on the property.  To help you see this for yourself first-hand, we open the fields up to you during some of our seasons and allow you to pick your own strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and apples.  Our other fruits are available for sale, but not for pick your own.  For strawberry season you can bring your own containers or you can purchase ours.  For raspberries and apples, we supply you with the container.  During the appropriate season, you are also able to purchase fresh cider and maple syrup in many different sizes. If you are unable to make it to the farm, we are glad to ship any mailable items to you anywhere in the country. Contact us today to learn about what fruits are in season and how you can place an order.


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Contact us in Hiram, Ohio, for fruit, crafts, and gifts from the farm.

Hours of Operation:

Strawberry Season: 
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Peach Season - October 31st: 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Saturday:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Winter Hours (November - December 24th): 
Monday - Friday:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

If we are not open and you are looking for maple syrup, preserves, or other goodies, please stop at the house.