Tour & Tasting – Cherries & other stone fruits
Our Tastings are enjoyed by fruit experts, connoisseurs, and customers who simply want to taste and decide for themselves what varieties they like. Our Tours consist of our farm stand, the store/museum, the orchard, and the packing and drying facilities. It will cover the history of fruit, history of agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley, fruit growing, marketing, & varieties. Your guide will lead you on your Harvest Walk through the orchard. You’re welcome to savor firsthand the various fruits that are ripe at the time. You’ll receive a bucket to pick your favorites. The bucket is then carried back to our farm stand for weighing and purchase (fruit is priced per pound). It is really a fun way for customers to partake of some of the finest and freshest fruits available anywhere.
(All tours begin at 10:00 am)
SUNDAY, JUNE 17 (FATHER’S DAY) – Over 30 varieties of cherries and stone fruits.
NOTICE: Because this year’s cherry crop is one of the lightest in memory and because many varieties did not bare fruit, there will be a lesser number of varieties at our cherry tasting this year. However, we should still have sufficient quantities of fruit in general for tasting and picking during the orchard walks. Thank you for your understanding. —Andy
Now in their 10th year as Beekeepers, Michael and Kathleen Stang, along with their
observation hive, will be joining Andy’s Orchard on Sunday, June 17th to present their “Flight of
The Honeybee” honey tasting. This tasting will feature Mixed Bloom honey from West San
Jose, Clover honey from Gilroy, Sage honey from Saratoga, Eucalyptus honey from Woodside,
and creamed Honey, made from their Mixed Bloom honey.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 – Late cherries , apricots, plus other stone fruits.
Andy’s Orchard is pleased to announce that we will have author, Lisa Newman, on site for a book signing of her new book, “For the Love of Apricots: Recipes and Memories of the Santa Clara Valley.” If you love apricots, then you’ll really love her cookbook which includes over 60 recipes that range from Breakfast to Cocktails and use all forms of apricots–fresh, dried, preserves, and liqueurs. Lisa also weaves in the history of apricots in California as well as her memories of growing up in the Santa Clara Valley when orchards stretched in all directions.
SUNDAY, JULY 8 – Apricots plus other stone fruits.
Lisa Newman returns for a second book signing. Information listed above.
SATURDAY, JULY 21 – Apricots, peaches, nectarines & plums.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 – Peaches, nectarines, plums & pluots.
*These events are subject to the weather and fruit availability on the day of the event*