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Thank you, our customers are the best!

May your 2015 be filled with quiet delight and shouts of joy!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Market Hours 9:00 - 6:00.

Next Saturday 10/10, the fun festivities will continue with the last Apple Harvest Festival of the season!

(pics of the 9/26 Festival on the "Festivals" page.  More to follow)

Apple Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 10,   

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pick-Your-Own Apples, Raspberries  & Pumpkins. 4-H Group with their goats, Crestwood Lions Club Concessions,  Watch us make cider, Hiram Fire Dept.,  Face Painting,

Wagon Rides (weather permitting), M & M Railroad, Stories with children's author, Eric VanRaepenbusch, and much more!


Everyone gets a free glass of cider & an apple to eat.  Enjoy the scenic views of the farm, and have a

"Family Day of Fun"!.

It's Monroe's Apple Cider time!

Our Honey Crisp Apples & many more varieties are in the market now!

Wonderful flavors for your tastebuds and cornstalks, gourds, etc. to decorate for Fall in our market.  

PYO Apples Fridays - Sundays 11:00 - 4:00

Two of our Sweet Pickers 9/20/15

Enjoying the PYO Apples experience at Monroe's Orchard!PYO Apples 9/20  PYO Apples!

Raspberry patch is open 10:00 - 5:00 today.

Season is winding down, and you must work harder to fill your basket in October.

Thanks to all the Raspberry pickers .  Great job!  

PYO Red Raspberries 8/22 pickingRed Raspberry Picking (taken 8/22)Picking Red Raspberries for the market.  Lots of Raspberries for PYO.  We supply the pint containers for you.  See you in the Patch! 8/29

PYO Apples Fridays thru Sundays 11:00 - 4:00!

Pick Your Own Apples soon!  I'll keep you posted 


It's officially Apple & Cider Season

Honey Crisp, Spartan, Jonathan, JonaGold, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Melrose, Fuji, Empire & Macs are in the market along with the potatoes from a neighboring farmer, and much more.

Our Asian Pears are delicious & available now.  


Picking Raspberries to sell in the market.  Lots of Raspberries for PYO.  See you in the patch!Hello Sunshine!  Please remember we want you to be happy.  If you are happy with us and our produce, please tell somebody.  If you're not, PLEASE tell us, so we can address your concern, and make you happy, so you can tell somebody!  You are appreciated. God bless you.

Father-daughter time in the Red Raspberry Patch! BeautifulBountiful harvest taken home by a beautiful customer.  Look at that smile!

(Always check "Currently at Monroe's" Page for pricing and more details.)


Stay in touch.  We'll keep you posted here and on Facebook.  


Our PYO fruits are Strawberries, Cherries, Red Raspberries, Apples, & Pumpkins.  

We're looking forward to seeing you! Thanks to the parents and grandparents who sent the Strawberry & Cherry pics.  

Sweet Cherries at Monroe's OrchardSo much fun in the Cherry Orchard 

Harvesting 2015 CherriesPicking Cherries for the market, 6/16 

Lovin' the precious familes that PYO Strawberries at Monroe's Orchard.  Great time in the Strawberry patch!

Fun at the picnic table after Strawberry picking!Great job, Strawberry pickers are trained young here!  Thanks!

Abby picking Strawberries, best dressed tooOpening day Strawberry Season!


Our Strawberry patch is filled with beauty!Finding the perfect red StrawberryPre-picked Strawberries $4.50/quartPre-picked Strawberries $4.50/quart

Blossom pics

Strawberries May 26Strawberries May 26,'15 

For the most part the blossoms are gone in the trees, the Strawberries are still in blossom.  Enjoy the pics taken May 15th!

Cherries growing  5-15-15McIntosh Apple blossom, and small Apple 5-15-15

Our new family of geese.

Hurry kids, get in the water, the lady farmer has her camera again!

Geese May 15-15

Wonderful to watch the geese grow!  Could use some rain on 5-15-15



These are Cherry & Pear blossoms, pic taken 5/4!  Enjoy the Spring weather.  It's finally here!

Cherry orchard in full bloom, bees active!Pear blossoms

newly planted Strawberries being irrigated behind the Pear trees

Apple tree in full blossom 5/6Peach blossoms just emerging 5/6


Thanks to all who joined us for the festivals and more in 2014!

Pictures on the two "Festival" pages of the website. 




Send me your pictures please, email through "Contact Us" or FB (Monroe's Orchard)!  Thanks




Tom won the Great White Pumpkin Contest!

Thanks to the wonderful customers who entered!



All these fun activities are just around the corner!


Alex & ElizaAddy & Emma

Alex & Eliza,  Austin with the IH hat, & Addy & Emma were picking Apples on our first PYO day. 


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Please always check the "Currently" tab.  We appreciate you staying connected with us!  Have a blessed day.


Below are some of the wonderful families that spent some time picking Strawberries!  Thank you!

Strawberries at Monroe's Orchard






May you be blessed!!  

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


Kress' bucket w/cherries


Above is Kress' picking bucket with our 2013 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


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!


We are always open with Apples and Cider until Christmas!

(See Currently at Monroe's)

Feel free to 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...

many handsmany hands 2  


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


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!

Sugarhouse steam 2013Sugarhouse 2013Sugarhouse 2013Sugarhouse 2013-2 

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 truly appreciate you.  Our customers are the best!

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 2014.  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.




  • 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: 
Open Daily:  8:00 a.m.

Only in Strawberry season do we open at 8:00 a.m.

Closing Time:  Varies, please call (330.569.7464).

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

Winter Hours (November - December 24th): 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday:  9 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.