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Sat March 23 11am to 3pm Fudge-a-Palooza w/ our famous Fudge Queen! Tastings of all our flavors, special custom packs, special pricing, Easter fudge bunnies and eggs and fun!
Regular hours resume March 11 (so back to 9 to 6 daily)
Founders Day is Sunday December 9! Pazdar Winery and Chef Shawn will be there as well to help us celebrate.
9/17 - this weekend pumpkin picking starts! also Pazdar Winery tasting 9/22, El Bandido tasting 9/23; and Build a Pie Bakeshop with Scotty's Country Kitchen both days
8/12 - check Facebook for updates! I forget to update this page - bad me! This weekend, jammin with james - learn to make jam, and take two jars home with you. Details here.
7/15 - we are open and back for another tasty season (let's hope this one is hurricane-free!). daily store hours 9 - 6
6/1: We are now closed for our annual 6-week season closing. Re-opening with peaches estimated for July 15! We WILL be at Warwick Farmers' Market this Sunday and we WILL have cider!
Get Scotty's baked goods all summer at the Warwick Market.
4/7: Happy Easter! Opening @ 10. Fruit pie sale today! Buy one get one half price! Enjoy!
4/2: we will be open on Easter at 10am... how late we stay open is TBD. remember to pre-order your holiday pies now! 845 374 5471
4/1: definitely have damage to the peaches, TBD how much. Apple bloom due in a couple weeks. Note that Warwick Farmers' market is starting early, May 13/Mother's Day this year. And we'll be trying out the "Black Dirt Farmers' Market" in Pine Island this year, Saturdays - we'll start in mid/late July assuming we have enough peaches.
Our next farm dinner is May 26! Sign up now!
3/25: The trees are four weeks early thanks to this crazy weather. Very cold temps threaten the peaches tomorrow night. Think WARM everyone!
3/11: Now that daylight savings time is here (back?) we're back to 9 to 6 hours daily
3/6: March is National Nutritional Month! All Idared and Red Delicious apples are 20% off!
Our next farm dinner date is April 21 - reserve your seats now!
1/28: Remember, if it snows we automatically have a cider sale! So stop on in if you see white and save!
1/27: Feb 4 dinner is sold out - we have a waiting list started. March date TBA!
Our next farm dinner is January 21 -but is sold out. The next will be February 4 - reserve your seat now!
Our Annual Founders Day is Sunday December 18th! Chef Shawn and Pazdar Winery will be on hand 11ish to 3ish to contribute yummy food and drink, plus special samples from Scotty's Country Kitchen. Plus special sales and a raffle to win a great Soons prize! and a 12:30 tour (weather permitting) of the orchar/grading operation/cider mill.
U-pick is done for the season! Plenty of apples in our store all winter - we are open til the end of May!
Columbus Day weekend - great weather on tap for apple picking and pumpkin picking! On Saturday, music and silliness on the lawn at the store - pie eating contests and face painting too!
Sept 2011! Apple picking is here! Pumpkin picking starting weekend 9-24! Pazdar Winery with us 9/24 for wine tasting. Hot dogs and snacks on the lawn (weather permitting) on Saturdays! Check Facebook for the latest news!
Have you seen our new facade? Completed just in time for our July opening by Bob Gibbons' Framing Company
BEFORE: We haven't changed this section of our storefront in more than 30 years! (We did add the donut room "bump out", on the left, a few years ago)
DURING: Bob Gibbons and his team working (and sweating - it was hot!)
AFTER: new siding, new paint, and a new porch extension!
Aug 30 - Due to the weather/flooding, Florida Farmers' Market is cancelled today.
Aug 28, 2011 - due to Hurricane Irene damage, you must enter Soons Circle from the orchard end of our road - it's a sharp left if you're coming from 17M. NOTE the Lower Road (Cty Rt 12) is closed due to downed trees etc; so there is a road closed sign at near our first entrance and Ridgebury Road - drive past it to get the next Soons Circle entrance.
Also note, bridge construction on County Rt 50 means a detour there, if coming from Middletown. If you're going to U-Pick from 17M, just go past the sign, U-Pick is before the construction.
Aug 2011: Yes we will have a U-Pick peaches weekend or weekend day - Aug 20-21
8/2011 Now open! Every day 9 to 6 - come on down and try something new!
8/2/2011: we will not be at Florida market today - we are in a peach "gap" - waiting for the next variety to be ready...
7/15/2011: Re-opening for the 2011-2012 season! July 22...! Our sweet corn is coming... we hope in less than a week. Some sweet corn basics...
Save the dates for Blossom Bash 2011 - May 7 & 8!
4/18/2011: Easter Sunday open 9 to 1. Pre-order your holiday pies for pick up Saturday or Sunday morning.
3/21/2011: Daily hours extended back to 9 to 6!
3/1/2011: Next farm dinner is march 26! then May 7
1/25/2011: Next Farm Dinner is Feb. 26 - make your reservations by stopping in or calling us today!
We will be open New Year's Day, 10 to 4, stop by and start 2011 off on the right foot, with great food!
Congrats to our $100 Soons gift card winner - Tammy P. of Otisville NY!
Dec 2010: Annual Founders Day Open House Sunday Dec 19, 11 - 4 with Pazdar Winery, Chef Shawn, lots of goodies to try, prize raffles and some history too!
pie orders and cheesecake orders due by Dec 21!
Dec 2010:Next farm dinner date is January 22- reserve your seats now!
10/12/10: U-Pick apples now closed for the season! An early bloom meant and early crop and all those sunny weekends meant lots of pickers!
U-Pick pumpkins continues til Halloween!
Beauty is back! (see photo further down the page) enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride into our "old" orchard (ride is $5 per, 2 & under no charge)
Oct 2010: October Sundays with Chef Shawn - Shawn will be on hand making something delicious every October Sunday to try and/or buy, weather permitting, 11:30 to 2:30
Oct 2010: NEW this fall - Face Fanatic face painting with Tina B., weekends 11 to 3. Fun designs starting at just $5!
Oct 2010: Check here: 100 year anniversary party news, scheduled for Columbus Day, Oct. 11 !
Oct 2010:U-Pick apple and pumpkins now open weekends plus Columbus Day! Facebook has daily updates - become a fan!
Oct 2010:November 6 dinner is sold out - stay tuned for a possible additional date with the same menu! Oct 23 also sold out!
Aug. 2010: SPECIAL U-Pick Peaches weekend Aug 7 and 8 Noon to 5!
Aug. 2010: Store is now open and we are stocking up on lots of great homegrown and local produce! For the very latest details be a Facebook fan - we update that every day!
Aug. 2010: Next dinner at the farm is August 7! SOLD OUT next is sept. 11
Next farm dinner July 17! reserve your seat today! SOLD OUT!
May 2010: Blossom Bash May 8 & 9
A YNN story about the warm temps in Spring 2010 - which did lead to a damaging freeze, hurting our apple crop significantly.
Help NY farms stay viable and strong - oppose NYS Senate bill 2247/Assembly 1867 - more on the Soons facebook page.
winter 2010: Congrats to our founders weekend winners: Joe B. of Goshen got a cool Soons bag, Cindy P. of Hewitt NJ got a pie, Maureen L. ,also of Goshen, won a huge $50 gift basket and Ed W. of Denville NJ won apples and cider every month for a year!
Next farm dinner is March 6th! Make your reservation today!
Cider makes a great mixer for your New Year's Party! Check out some recipes at That's the Spirit or Webtender.
Founders Weekend Dec 12 & 13! 11 to 4ish
Celebrate the Holidays with us and Enjoy Free Food & Drink, Prizes, History and Get Some Great Gifts… Weekend includes Local Wine Tasting, Cooking Demos & Tasting* * *
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Nov 2009: NEW! Thanksgiving Side Dishes with a twist by Chef Shawn - preview them this weekend -Sunday Nov. 22 11:30 to 3:30 - try Caramelized Apple Stuffing, Roasted Sweet Potatoes,
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce...yum!
Pre-order your sides by Tuesday noon and check another thing off your list!
SAVE THE DATE - Founders Weekend Dec 12 & 13!
Nov 2009: Another weekend of U-Pick apples - Nov 7/8 - 10 to 4... come on out for still a good selection of apples, including Newtown Pippin, Empires, Jonagolds, and Delicious.
Oct 2009: New fun on weekends - take a carriage ride into our "old" orchard (these are the full size trees that we pick for you-) with this gentle giant, Beauty! She's a Percheron, and boy, is she strong! [kids $3, adults $5]
Oct 2009: U-Pick pumpkins with requisite hay wagon ride, starts this weekend, September 19! about 11 to 4, Saturday & Sunday. Don't forget the camera!
Sept. 2009: U-Pick apples now underway - weekends, plus Labor Day, Yom Kippur 9/28, and Columbus Day. Grandma's Kitchen open for lunch and snacks each weekend - try the new offerings - so good!
Sept. 2009: Chef Shawn demo dates - come by to learn from a great teacher and try something tasty too! Sept. 27 and Oct 25, midday. Cooking class - focus on soups - Oct 1 (thurs) 6 to 8pm.
PLUS - the first annual Soons farm dinner - Nov. 7 - make your reservations now!
August 2009: U-Pick peaches?! yes! Aug 15 Noon to 5 details here
Peach picking was so fun today (one customer walked out with 80 pounds of peaches, thus losing a bet with his wife!) that we're doing it again next week - Saturday Aug 22! Spread the word and let's hope for a nice day again!
August 2009: Aug 4...just started picking white peaches...and they are tasty! I know folks have been waiting for these...!
August 2009: We're back - it's season number 99... ! Come on down for fresh fresh fresh everything :) And NEW from Chef Shawn and Soons - fresh prepared foods that are oh so good,from Stone Fruit Salsa (that's peaches and nectarines!) to Summer Veggie Saute... save the date for the next Chef Shawn demo & tasting - Aug 16 - it's always a fun (and tasty) time!
<<Market info here.>>
July 2009: Cornell Cooperative Extension (344-1234) has one more food preservation class in August. Soons plans a salsa class and a peach canning class in Aug-Sept also... dates TBA.
July 2009:URGENT (ongoing through this session) Support NY farmers - ask your state rep to oppose S.5212. Visit Farm Bureau's lobby page; my notes on Facebook.
July 2009: Help wanted for the new season, starting August 1. Info here.
July 2009: Soons grown and baled hay now available.
July 2009: Markets are returning... Warwick now open - get your Scotty's pie fix all summer! New this year - Sugar Loaf, Saturdays 11 to 3. Soons goes to markets once we start picking peaches in mid-July. Market info here.
Blossom Bash 2009 was fun - Chef Shawn's recipe is posted!
Just in! Local grass-fed, naturally-raised beef from Kezialain Farms, right around the corner in Westtown (that's some of their farm below). More about why grass-fed is so good for you at Eat Wild
Feb 1 2009: New cider special - 3 gallons for $12!
Team up with a neighbor or friend... or stock home, work, and the freezer with our homemade and always delicious apple cider.
Dec 18, 2008: Our Annual Founders Weekend was fun, with Pazdar Winery, Chef Shawn and Santa too!
Art Soons is pleased to learn from Santa that he made the "nice" list in 2008!
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No one needs more stuff! Give a gift of yummy fruit and goodies from Soons... order your holiday gift basket now to pick up anytime... for those far away friends and family send an apple gift pack. prices start at around $20.
2008: More holidays are coming ...you do the roast/turkey/etc, we'll do the pies! Get ready to order your Scotty's pies for pick up before the holidays. Soons closes slightly early on Xmas eve, and is closed Dec 25 and New Year's Day
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10/3/2007: Happy birthday Sandy Soons!
Fall 2008: Another fun cooking demo and tasting with Chef Shawn, who cooked up some of our great winter squash. so easy and so healthy too!
Fall 2008: Candy apple mania! We made 500 candy apples in two days for two different weddings...
Fall 2008: The varieties page and U-Pick page are updated! Honeycrisp are sold out :( (Let's hope the trees don't take next year "off" as well!)
Sweet corn..10/8: done... back 8/1/2009!
9/23/2008: U-Pick pumpkins now underway weekends, typically 11 to 4, or as soon as we have enough people to start the first wagon ride down to the fields.
Fall 2008: Grandma's Kitchen will be open this weekend for lunch on the lawn... enjoy a burger while admiring Laura's Soons-Thornton's oh-so-tall zinnias and sunflowers.
Sept. 2008: Peaches are done for the season... hope you froze some to enjoy once it turns chilly!
Sept. 2008: First cider-pressing of the season - mmm that famous Soons cider is back - hooray!
Sept. 2008: New at Soons: local goat cheese by Lynnhaven farms - it's so good, you've got to try it!
Sept. 2008: U-Pick is here...weekends 10 to 4, more than a light drizzle closes...
August 2008: It's time to can, again!
We learned the how-tos and tips for canning with experts and Soons customers, Barb and Fred King on Aug 27th. Thanks all who attended!
new at Soons: local free range eggs!
>>Tasty Re-Opening Weekend 2008 fun was had with a cooking demo on the grill with Chef Shawn!<<
remember you can visit us at farmers' markets Tues (Fla), Sat (Mtown) and Sun (Warwick)- we have our homegrown fruit, peanut butter, donuts, and now we're taking our fabulous homemade apple sauce. mmm mmm good! !