Friday, November 13, 2009

What A Year!











We would like to take a minute to Thank EVERYONE! This has been another great year here at Westview. We hope you all got to enjoy the great fall weekends and family fun areas here at the orchard. Now, it is onto Holiday time here at the orchard. We are gearing up our ovens for lots of Holiday Baking, so don't wait! Place your orders now, in person or 0ver the phone.








We are also shipping our apples all over the country! Give the gift of Fresh Michigan Apples! We are looking to have our online ordering up and running this coming week, so share with your friends the great idea of apple gift giving.








Here are some pictures from our Fall Family Fun Area, do not forget to submit your photos for our Annual Photo Contest pictures are due by November 30th!




Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Out in the fields...

Oh what a rainy spring we have had!
Makes it very difficult to get into the fields to start planting our corn, pumpkins, and strawberries! However, we started yesterday working the ground for our strawberry plants that we are planting this spring. We have decided to put our new field behind the standard cherry orchard on the rolling hill. This makes things just slightly more difficult than planting on a flat field however, we are planting on a terrace style, to make sure irrigation and drainage works to keep those new plants healthy.

We are still out in the orchard pruning our peach trees. We had prune all the trees in the orchard, starting in January with the apples, and then cherries. Last but not least is our peach trees. If you have driven by you noticed a week ago we were in full bloom, and now the trees have dropped the blooms and are working to produce that fruit we all love!

Looking forward to seeing all our friends June 1st!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spring Has Finally Sprung!


Welcome Spring!

We are sure happy to see this great weather upon us here at the orchard, and warm weather means our fruit trees are producing nicely for this season. If you have driven by our orchard, you have seen our Cherries in bloom, but if you have not here is a picture for you to enjoy!






And get ready to enjoy all Westview has to offer earlier this season, after listening to everyone, we know you can not wait to enjoy those fruit flips, or hot donuts so we are opening June 1st! Also new this year, we are opening up the Schoolhouse Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe. You can come and enjoy the nostalgia of an old fashioned ice cream parlor, and candy store. I can not think of anything else that sounds better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day! We will be offering both Hard and Soft Serve Ice Cream, Sundaes, and some Signature Items you will only find here at Westview Orchard. Construction continues around the farm to get everything ready to serve you better than before!

This year we will also be participating in the Michigan Lavendar Festival, July 17-18, at Wolcott Farm, as well as, the Leonard Strawberry Festival on July 18th. Come and visit with us at either festival and enjoy our baked goods!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Looking for a Summer Job?

Looking for a part time job? Enjoy the outdoors? Want flexible scheduling? Look no further! Westview Orchards & Cider Mill are accepting applications for summer and fall positions here at at the orchard. From the Bakery and Farm Market to the family fun area, we have lots of places that can suite your interest. Download the application at WestviewOrchards.com

Available Positions:
Farm Market Sales
Bakery Sales
Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe
Concessions
Cider Mill Sales
Family Fun Area Monitors


We look forward to your applications.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!

Hope Everyone had a wonderful Easter, and enjoyed the day with family and friends. We here at Westview Orchards are gearing up for this season faster than ever, June 1st we will be opening up the Schoolhouse Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe. Soft Serv, Hard Dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes, and much much more!

We are also booking now for Fall Parties, Schooltours, and Events. Please give us a call at 866-WVO-4-FUN or email us at tours@westvieworchards.com for more information.

Don't Miss out on ANY of the Fun!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ice Cream Anyone?!

I know it is still chilly outside, but we are looking forward to staying cool all summer long! What is better than ice cream with friends, a baseball team, family? NOT MUCH! So Westview Orchards is proud to say we are adding ice cream to the Schoolhouse Sweet Shoppe this season. Michigan made ice cream and all the toppings will be opening in June with lots of fun flavors, but what is your favorite? Let us know what you would like to see in our ice cream freezers!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What Would you like to see...

Spring is here, or at least it feels like it here today in Michigan! That means we are starting the planning for new ideas for around the farm. What would you like to see? New attractions? Changes to Existing? Shows? Games? The sky is the limit and we want to know what our customers are looking for!!! Send us an email to tours@westvieworchards.com with your ideas!

Also, do not forget we are now accepting reservations for school tours, birthday parties, corporate events, company parties, and any other reason to celebrate! Please email tours@westvieworchards.com for pricing and information. OR as always visit us on our website at WestviewOrchards.com!

Here are some pictures from our trip to the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association visit to the wonderful state of Georgia!

This was one of our stops around historic Savannah Georgia, they had a mix of all sorts of Fruits and Vegetables and Boiled Peanuts!

Here is Panorama Farm Market, an orchard in Northern Georgia that has breath taking views and a great place to get new ideas to help us make our markets more customer friendly!

A trip to Atlanta would not be complete without a visit to the Aquarium the largest in the World!!! This here is Nico showing off his dance moves for us at the Beluga whale exhibit!

Looking forward to see what you all want to see this year at the Orchard and until next time, keep warm and enjoy the spring time feelings we have today outside!!