Happy Labor Day Weekend!

MacGregor Orchard Has Asian Pears & Fresh-Made Apple Sauce

Labor Day Weekend is always the kick off for Apple Season and we are excited to announce we have began making the delicious fresh Apple Sauce for the season.  We have the original apple sauce recipe and the "no added sugar" recipe. This weekend we have Jonagolds, Early Fuji, Honey Crisp, Gala, and Golden Supreme apple varieties. 

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It is Asian Pears time! We have a couple of varieties available to choice from and a few Standard pears (Sugar Pears and NY-614)

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We are sad to say we are fast approaching the end of peach season. ..... This weekend we have the yellow freestone Big Red and a white freestone peach called September Snow. It has been a great year for peaches with the wide variety of sweet, juicy, tangy, and delicious flavors.

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Please call us at 864-320-2778 if you have any questions or if you would like us to reserve any products above.

We hope to see you at the orchard this weekend,
Stephens and Julia

Honey Is Here

MacGregor Orchard is restocked with honey, along with a wide variety of fruit and veggies

MacGregor Orchard Bees have been busy and working hard. We pulled our second round of honey from the hives about 2 weeks ago and now we are stocked up again. We have 2lb and 1lb bottles, and 12oz Honey Bears available. It is as smooth and delicious as the first batch. 

As you know our first honey offering was a delicious blossom flavor. This batch has more of a sourwood/blossom combination flavor.

Our neighbors stopped to pick up some more honey. They recommend it on pancakes, pies, and fingers! Yes, fingers…

We are still picking several of our late season peaches. Emmett enjoyed his first fresh peach at MacGregor Orchard last weekend. It was a beautiful sweet sight to see.

We have our NY-614 (powerful pear favor- yum!) and Seckel (Sugar) pears this weekend. Asian Pears are just around the corner! We are so excited.

Castleton Prunes

Castleton Prunes

We will have Cortland, Gala, Golden Supreme, Early Fuji and a limited supply of Honey Crisp apples. We plan to start making apple sauce and apple cider in the next week or so. We will let you know as soon as we start the press up!

We are still picking the Queen’s Fig, which is the larger variety. We also have smaller “Mystery” Figs. We have all come to know any “Mystery” varieties of fruits grown at this orchard are always a wonderfully delicious surprise.

We regret to say the late season plums (Damson & Elephant Hearts) did not do well this year and we are very sad. We will try again next year.

We have picked our Castleton Prunes. Our customers with European backgrounds have been making cakes and dumplings with the prune. I would love someone to share their recipe with me...

Our veggie offerings keep expanding! We're currently offering all of the following:

  • Bi-color corn

  • Cabbage

  • Eggplant

  • Sweet green and red peppers

  • Jalapeno peppers (Some like it Hot!)

  • Okra

  • Tomatoes

  • Roma tomatoes

  • Zucchini

  • Squash

  • Onions

  • Green beans

Please call us at 864-320-2778 if you have any questions or if you would like us to reserve any products above.

We hope to see you at the orchard soon,
Stephens and Julia

Overflowing With Fruit

MacGregor Orchard is overflowing with fruit - peaches, plums, nectarines, and the start of apple season

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The Orchard is in full swing and the fruit is flowing. We currently have our midseason peaches and they are as tasty as the early season peaches. We will start picking Georgia Belles this week, which is a white peach. 

Nectarinesplums and prunes are also available. Yes, prunes! Prunes are not dried plums despite the common belief. Fresh prunes are amazing.  Plum varieties include BubblegumOzark Premier and Starking Delicious, which has beautiful red flesh. Apricots were damaged in the frost so they were only a handful and I am sorry to say that Julia ate them...

I have started picking some early Apples (Ginger Gold) but their quantities are low because of the late freeze this year. It’s hard to believe it's time to start picking apples, but it is exciting to see all these amazing flavors coming off the trees.

Standard Pears are getting close and we will start picking them in the next couple of weeks.

We continue to add more local vegetables (sweet yellow corn, okra,  tomatoeszucchinisquashonions). The delicious sweet blueberries and some new table grapes are from Happy Berry. We are also still enjoying sweet, juicy watermelons and cantaloupes.

Local Squash and Okra available at MacGregor Orchard

We prepare all our fresh fruit preserves here at the farm. The smell of cooking preserves has been waffling through the orchard. Not only do the fruit preserves smell delicious cooking but they taste amazing. We currently have peach, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, nectarine and plum preserves. Strawberry/Rhubarb sauce is also available. Preserves and sauces are available in 8 oz and 16 oz sizes.

MacGregor Orchard Bees were busy this spring making a rich and beautiful blossom-flavored honey. We expect the next round of honey will have more of a sourwood flavor. We have honey in 1lb and 2lb jars, 1.5lb with comb, and 12 oz honey bears.

We are also featuring some beautiful hand-made pottery honey pots from Mud Dabbers Pottery.

Finally, our Glassy Mountain View Farm Black Angus is available. We have a variety of cuts of meats to select from at the orchard. The steak selection includes Ribeye, Filet Mignon, London Broil, NY strip, Hanger, Flank, Skirt, T-Bone and Sirloin. We also have ground beef, brisket and more. They are pasture-raised a mile away at our cattle farm.

Please call us at 864-320-2778 if you have any questions or if you would like us to reserve any products above.

We look forward to seeing you all soon and we thank you for your business in advance,
Stephens and Julia

The Long Wait is Over

MacGregor Orchard (Formerly Perdeaux Fruit Farm) Opens Today!

Hello from MacGregor Orchard!

Allow us to introduce ourselves! We are the new owners of MacGregor Orchard (formerly Perdeaux Fruit Farm). Our names are Stephens & Julia Gregory. We have two amazing sons, Dilland and Walker Gregory.  

Stephens is a proud descendant of the MacGregor Clan in Scotland so we named the Orchard after his heritage. He has 30 years of experience working in agriculture and has always loved the outdoors and nature. We already own Glassy Mountain View Farm, where we raise Black Angus cattle and vegetables. It’s about a mile from the orchard.

We are thrilled we had the opportunity to purchase the farm from Dick Perdue. MacGregor Orchard will continue to make the delicious recipes you have come to love over the years. We are happy to say that Jill, Alyssa, and Frankie will continue working with us. They are truly a blessing!

As you all know Mr. Perdue is a wealth of knowledge and he will continue to bestow it upon us as an advisor for the next couple of years, so don’t be surprised to see him still around.

Since we have purchased the orchard we increased “nature’s” work force on the property by bringing 30 bee hives to full working order to help with pollination and to provide you with local honey.

As a family-owned orchard, we are proud to be able to share our hard work with you by raising a crop in which you can taste the love. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos and videos from the orchard.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family! It is honor to provide our products to you.

Thank you,
Stephens and Julia Gregory

2019 Opening Date and Hours

We will open for the season TODAY and be open the next two weekends:
June 14-16 and June 20-23
9:00am to 6:00pm
 

We will open with Sentry Peaches, Blueberries, Blackberries, Tomatoes, and other Vegetables.

Days/Hours after 6/23 to be determined.

2019 Fruit Crop Overview

  • Peaches & Nectarines: The crop is loaded this year and they look great.

  • Plums & Prunes: The crop is heavy and they look great. We lost very little to a late freeze.

  • Apples: We lost some fruit from late freeze but it was a good thinning for the trees. All in all the apples look good.

  • Pears & Asian Pears: The crop is heavy and looking good for both Asian and Standard.

  • Muscadines: The crop is just getting started but looks great.