Forsythe Family Farm cider press day and harvest festival

Celia Klemenz Port Perry Star | Oct 30, 2014 Gord Geissberger prepared an apple press with ground apples as juice dripped from the press. Folks visiting the Forsythe Family Farm were treated to seeing a cider mill in action. The mill is owned and operated by brothers, Gord and Gary Geissberger, who stopped in [...]

Pumpkins, Apples, Food and Fun equals Fall

Fall is not only beautiful with the leaves changing colour, it is fun and delicious. The colours are at their peek and driving down our lane takes you back to the beauty of the country. Traffic and worries can be left behind. The apple and pumpkin crops have been good this year. The Mutsu and [...]

Cold Enough?

As with many of you we have felt the frost quakes, had difficulty starting cars and tractors and generally griped about the cold.  We've been working diligently in the market trying to keep the apples and the water pipes from freezing.Our moving has been hampered with the cold weather as most things are frozen into [...]

October Harvest Festival Happenings

Fall is now in the air with the cool breezes and cold nights.  Halloween is quickly approaching and the fun continues.  Our pumpkin crop has been amazing this year - in quality, size and numbers.  Our pumpkin corral just keeps filling up to give you a great selection of pumpkins.This will be the last weekend [...]

FUN and FOOD defines Labour Day Weekend

Labour Day weekend - The defining weekend between summer and fall when we get back to our regular routines after the summer break.For us on the farm it means the tomato crop is coming on strong, fresh picked apples have arrived and the bins of squash are coming in filled from the field.  Many of [...]

Ginger Gold Apples are Here

I love the start of apple season.  There are many early apples, my favorite is Ginger Gold; it is crunchy and sweet.  For all you tart apple lovers we have a small amount of Paula Red apples, they are just starting to be harvested.Time flies and before you know it September will be here, Macintosh [...]

November is a time to pause

November gives us the opportunity to catch our breath after the hectic buildup to Halloween and to pause before the busy Christmas season.   The beauty is in the browns of the trees and fields, the call of the geese heading south and the cool, cloudy skies.It's also a time to cook all those great [...]

More Apples Are Now Here

Jim just picked up Cortland, Macs, Honey Crisp and Gala apples.  They'll be in the market today.  DELICIOUS!!!!! and ONTARIO GROWN!!!!!!!  We're looking forward to also having the Ambrosia and Fuji varieties.The first batch of new crop apple cider is being delivered Thursday.  Due to the apple shortage this year there will be a price [...]

Countdown to Halloween

Wow... 3 more days or sleeps (whichever way you want to look at it) to Halloween. We've got some special activities planned to make the last weekend of our Harvest Festival special. Come on out and enjoy. We've still got a good selection of pumpkins in our Pumpkin Corral and field. The farm is much [...]