Special Events

APPLE PEAK – OCTOBER 15, 2016 

Apple Peak For WebOn Saturday, October 15th, Quarry Hill Orchards will celebrate a true taste of autumn with their Second 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.  

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!

great lakes apple crunch – OCTOBER 13, 2016 

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Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into a Quarry Hill apple!  Meet Brooke at the farm at NOON on Thursday, October 13 to participate!  Everyone is welcome to Crunch!  

Join in! Visit the Apple Crunch Facebook page to get updates and share Crunch photos.  

To learn more about National Farm to School Month and farm to school initiatives across the Great Lakes Region, please visit www.FarmToSchool.org

antique tractor show – OCTOBER 8-9, 2016

antique tractor showThe Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association will be hosting their annual “Antique Tractor Show” at Quarry Hill Orchards on October 8th and 9th.   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

farm to table dinners at walden – october 4, 2016

 

Walden CC Farm to TableQuarry Hill Orchards will be featured at Walden Country Club‘s Farm to Table Dinner on October 4th.  This is the last of their seasonal dinner series which offer people not only a chance to enjoy food that is fresh from local farms but also meet the farmers who produced it.  In addition to dinner, mini, or pop-up, farmers’ markets and live music will be present.

The first two events were filled up with about 80 people attending each time.  Registration is open to the public.  To register, email DiCesare at dddicesare@aol.com.  Follow Farm to Table at Walden on Facebook here.  

ERIE METRO PARKS HARVEST HAPPENINGS – OCTOBER 1-2, 2016

Harvest HappeningsPlanning to attend the best family festival in Erie County?  Quarry Hill Orchards satellite farmers market will be there with fresh apples, cider, apple fritters and more!  Two days of fun-packed activities for everyone—Firelands Pioneer Power Assn. Tractor & Engine Display, children’s pedal-pull, Back to the Wild display, Pony Rides with the Ohio Horseman’s Council of Erie County, Dr. Insecta and a spider stroll, live music, food and craft vendors, Sandusky Children’s Museum activities, MetroParks Nature tent, hay rides, and much, much more!!

Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 11am-5pm, Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron, OH.

oberlin food hub farm to feast – september 17, 2016

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Farm to Feast will host 50 guests on Saturday, September 17th from 4-9pm on a group tour (via bus) of three farms, ending with a Farm to Table dinner at Quarry Hill Orchards where guests will enjoy a meal designed by celebrity chef, Sean Conroy of Market Garden Brewery, a popular establishment in Ohio City. This feast will feature products from the four featured farms.

The tour departs from and returns to downtown Oberlin, with three stops including: Tyler’s Farm, Legion Field Urban Farm, and Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

Post dinner, guests will return to downtown Oberlin where they will enjoy a “farmtail,” a cocktail that features local produce, at 1833, the new farm-to-table restaurant at the new Hotel at Oberlin.  

For reservations and details, contact OberlinFoodHub@gmail.com or 440.775.6219

REV3 TRIATHLON @ CEDAR POINT – SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

rev 3 triathlon imagePlanning to run Rev3 triathlon at Cedar Point this year?  If so, you’ll find Quarry Hill Orchards and an abundance of our homegrown fruit to replenish and revive you after the race.  Learn more and race registration.

Rev3 Cedar Point will take place over the course of two days.  The Sprint distance & Kids triathlons will take place on Saturday September 10, 2016 and the Half & Full distance triathlons will take place on Sunday September 11, 2016.

 

OHIO LOCAL FOODS WEEK – AUGUST 7-13, 2016

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Join Ohioans from across the state in a celebration of local foods August 7-13, 2016.  Quarry Hill Orchards is working with OSU Extension educators to help showcase local food producers in Northern Ohio.  Our on-farm market (open daily 9am-6pm) sources local produce (peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, melons, etc.) and artisan food products (bread, pasta, honey, jams, relishes, etc.) from Northern Ohio’s farmers and food entrepreneurs.  Look for the Ohio Proud Logo in our market barn to identify these products.    

You are invited to participate in the $10 Ohio Local Foods Challenge by committing to spend at least ten dollars (or more) on your favorite local foods during Ohio Local Foods Week (sign up here).  Come out to the farm to purchase some local food and complete this challenge.  Learn more about Ohio Local Foods Week and follow this event on Facebook and Twitter using #localfoodsOH.    

OPGMA SUMMER TOUR – JUNE 22, 2016

Summer Tour Save the DateQuarry Hill Orchards is this year’s place for the annual OPGMA Sumer tour and field day!  Step away from your business for the day to come and network wtih your peers, get a tour of Quarry Hill Orchards, enjoy one-on-one time with industry vendors, get the information you need to stay current on food safety regulations, and have some fun!  Details and online registration available here.  

SPRING BLOOM – may 7, 2016

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Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by embracing spring’s renewal at Quarry Hill Orchards on May 7th.  We will be offering two Spring Bloom planting workshop, orchard tour, fruit tree sale, and a pop up market with fresh cut asparagus, organic herbs, veggie plants, baked goods, and more.  This is a great opportunity to stop out for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts & spring ideas.  Get your family photos taken in our blooming orchards wtih Thomas & Thomas Photography, grab a cup of locally roasted coffee from Storm Mountain, and enjoy a spring day out at the orcahrd!  Visit springbloom.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets or visit us on Facebook for more event details.