peaches and cream ice cream social – AUGUST 18, 2018
Join us for a celebration of our summer peach harvest with a scoop of Cleveland’s famous Masons Creamery Ice Cream and a ripe Quarry Hill peach. Food trucks, live music, and children’s activities will round out a perfect day at the farm. Festivities will be held from 10am – 3pm.
health and wellness day – AUGUST 20, 2018
Join us and our friends from Erie Metroparks as we take a Wellness Walk through the orchard. Pack a picnic dinner and meet us at the farm. Walk starts at 6:30pm. Learn more and register here.
Yoga class in the orchard offered by Open Way Yoga. Learn more and register here.
EARTH TO TABLE DINNER AT CULINARY VEGETABLE INSTITUTE – AUGUST 25, 2018
CVI Chef Jamie Simpson will prepare a multi-course dinner at the Culinary Vegetable Institute that pairs his creative vision with ingredients that have all traveled distances that we suppose could be measured in acres rather than miles. Served family style, the platters will brim with peaches, nectarines, brambles, early pears, and summer apples- all picked straight from Quarry Hill Orchards and still warm from the sun. Side by side on the menu will be the tomatoes, squash, beans – potentially the expression of the entirety of the 800 varieties of vegetables from the soil of The Chef’s Garden – full summer and early fall converging at the most bountiful time on the farm. Tables will be set outdoors. Purchase tickets here.
GO TAKE A HIKE 15TH ANNUAL KICKOFF & 5-K PREDICTION RUN – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
Join the Friends of Erie MetroParks for a 5K Prediction fun run and guided hikes of various distances through the prairies, orchards, and woods. There will be activities for all ages: hayrides, bobbing for apples, nature crafts, storytelling, live music (by Cleveland’s Brent Kirby), and complimentary refreshments (chili, cookies & apples). The farm stand of Quarry Hill Orchards will be open for those wishing to share the bounty of the harvest. Prizes for top 10 runners who finish closest to their predicted end time. Registration for 5K begins at 2:30 pm with a $5 fee; kids free.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW – OCTOBER 13-14, 2017
The Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association will be hosting their annual “Antique Tractor Show” at Quarry Hill Orchards on October 13th and 14th. Bring the kids to explore antique tractors, machines from the past, buzz saw, burr mill, hit & miss engines, corn sheller, blacksmith, handmade brooms, rug weaving, seed potato cutters, knitting, and classic cars. Kiddie tractor pull is on Saturday at 2:00pm. Prizes for all age groups. The event is from 10am – 5pm and open to the public. Questions? Contact Jim @ 419-366-1767 after 6pm
APPLE PEAK FALL GATHERING – OCTOBER 19-20, 2018
On the third weekend of October, Quarry Hill Orchards will celebrate a true taste of autumn with their Fourth Annual Apple Peak Gathering. This event will highlight the peak of harvest, the turning of the leaves, and an appreciation for all things local. This event is free and open to the public. Quarry Hill Orchards has teamed up with local and regional favorites to bring a full day of flavors, engaging activities, and unique keepsakes for all ages. Join Miss Melissa, from the Huron Public Library, as she shares stories, songs, and crafts to help celebrate and honor the apple peak season. Thomas and Thomas Photography will be on site (amidst the apple orchards) shooting mini family portrait sessions. For details about the photo shoot and to book your reservation, click here. Don’t wait to reserve your spot – these sold out extremely quickly last year!