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, local food, live music, and fun to be had for the whole family! This event is free and open to the public; festivities will be held from 10am – 3pm. Normal market hours of 9am – 6pm still remain.
Food truck “The Gaucho and The Gringa” will be on site serving up their Argentinian / American cuisine for lunch (11am – 2pm).
The Mad Batter Baking Company (a long time vendor of fresh baked goods to the Quarry Hill Farm Market), will be offering beautiful peaches and sweet cream crepes made to order all day long using only Quarry Hill freshly picked peaches, and scratch made whipped cream. Start your morning off with a fresh crepe for breakfast!
“Fancy Me Boutique” will be on-site all day serving up fresh peach lemonade (courtesy of their children’s non-profit operation where 70% of proceeds are donated back to a good cause), in addition to their mobile shed on wheels that features handcrafted apparel, accessories, home goods and more. Happy shopping!
Flower crown making, nature make and take crafts, endless orchards to run through, live music, farm dogs Hudson and Walter, juicy ripe peaches to eat, and free popcorn and melon slices from Farmer Bill will round out a perfect day at the farm.
health and wellness day – AUGUST 20, 2018
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Firelands Regional Medical Center (FRMC) will be onsite at the Quarry Hill Orchards Market with a nurse offering blood pressure screenings, a nutritionist who will enlighten you about eating from the earth instead of out of a box; and breast health representatives attending encouraging women to be proactive in breast health. Their presence brings an abundance of resources to help you and your journey to better health and wellness.
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Elite Wellness Group (a Functional Medical Nutrition Business local to Huron, OH) will be onsite educating about how they help people achieve vibrant health. They will also be sharing special offers and coupons as well as demonstrating some of the healthy nutrition + green products available through their office.
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Whole-Food-Plant-Based Advocate and Educator, Laurie Morton will be onsite sharing her personal testimony, favorite recipes, and lifestyle tips and tricks for how to eat a Whole-Foods-Plant-Based Diet. For nearly 10 years, Laurie has been an avid home chef that uses little to no oil, and LOT of beans, grains, seeds, nuts, herbs, spices, and vegetables at nearly every meal. She has attended Cleveland’s own Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn‘s Plantstrong Conference which features Physicians and Nutritional experts by Caldwell’s “How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Team.” If you looking to make a change toward plant based eating, Laurie will help you get started!!!
6:30pm – 7:30pm: 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.
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.
Click Here for more information on Go Take A Hike or call #419-625-7783 Ext. 221
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 20-21, 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. Pick your own apples, wagon rides through the orchards, live music, hiking in adjacent Edison Woods Metropark, local eats and drinks, shopping with local vendors, storytelling with our local library, children’s homesteading demos, rope making, painting, and much more. You won’t want to miss this signature event! 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!