What’s Available? What’s Next?
At Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso we don’t order in produce to simply fill the shelves. We grow most to the fruit here on the farm. What we do buy, is grown by our friends & neighbors. Consequently, you won’t find things like bananas and oranges. You will find regionally grown and sourced fruit grown with care by local farmers like us.
As of 11/8/2020 we have closed for the season. Here’s a timeline of our 2020 year. Thank you for reading. It should help give some understanding to the challenging harvest we had this year. Better luck next year?! We sure hope so. We have closed a little earlier than planned, but that just means I can work harder – faster to get things re-built and back open.
♥After our doors closed on 3/18 due to the COVID19 crisis, we have been working behind the scenes to stay connected with the farmers that help us bring you their finest harvests. Frost took a toll on the soft fruit crop, rain is decreasing the cherry harvest, and the season is slow to start. Lone Pine Orchard’s Apricots, Peaches and Cherries have bloomed well and the fruit is set. Not much more we can do but send them love and nutrients till their fruits are ready. Ask Mother Nature to send kindness and sunshine.
♥We re-opened May 19th… but the harvest continues to post challenges. Expected a very unusual harvest, things are delayed due to cool weather temperatures and lack of work force.
♥May – August was a roller coaster, but we survived healthy! The months had their ups and downs. Cherries were good, apricot crop was small but good, and peach crop was excellent. Thank you to all the farmers that help us. Special THANK YOU to Estes for sharing your surplus and Feil Fruit Stand for buying our surplus. The community effort this year was heartfelt. Our number one goal was to do our very best cleaning and sanitizing, keep you & our staff healthy, and give you the best Lone Pine experience we could in Phase One.
♥With heavy hearts we made the decision to move back outside Sept. 7th. (still in Phase One) Closing the inside of the store for the rest of the year. We still run our staff making espresso, pies & sweet treats, but everything is sold through the trailer stand in the parking lot. Our goal it to stay open till November 21st. With your help, support, ideas and prayers, we hope to accomplish this.
♥On October 22nd we made changes again.. Icy cold temperatures convinced us to move to a walk-up window on the porch. We have created another mini fruit stand on the porch. A little more protected from the elements, allowing us to serve you longer!
We have ended our harvest. All of our apples are off the trees! YAY! Last of the yummy treats: Fuji, Braeburn, & Pink Lady.
(This doesn’t mean we are out of business. It’s just a break to clean, re-organize and re-invent)
We and all our farmer friends are trying their very best to get the best of the best to you!
If you’d like to special order 20 pounds or more, please call (509) 682-1514 or email email@example.com.
Keep checking in for updates. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy! We are all in this together. ♥