OPEN 7 Days a Week 9 am – 7 pm!!!!
U-Pick Blackberries, U-Pick Peaches and U-Pick Tomatoes are FINALLY here. Peach & Tomato picking is from 9 am-5 pm and U-Pick Blackberries are from 9 am-until all ripe fruit is picked that day.
For starting dates on Fall U-Picks:
SPECIAL Canning Tomatoes 30+lb case for $25.00!!!!!!
Hermans Farm has become a Tower Garden Distributor and we are taking it a Big Step further.
Look at the difference 2 weeks make!!!
All fruit and vegetable plants on this tower come with the Tower Garden.
Instead of the customers sowing the seeds which come with the Tower Garden we are supplying all the already grown plants at half price from our Farm. So instead of waiting 3 to 4 weeks to start harvesting your crops you can enjoy fresh herbs and lettuce within the first 2 weeks and in less than 6 weeks you can enjoy fresh peppers and tomatoes.
Unlike most other Orchards in the area, with a poor fruit crop because of the extreme cold this winter, we are thinning up to 50% off most varieties to guarantee size. I cannot explain why but only to say “Even a blind Hog finds an acorn in the woods every once in a while.”
We have the Commercial Apple Trees for sale, the same varieties we grow here on the farm.
Apple varieties: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonathan & Enterprise
This is our 65 day Red Duce Tomato planted and low tunnel covered early Mid-April. So far they have survived almost everything in Mother Nature’s Arsenal including High Wind, Hail & Frost. Today is May 31st, in approximately 20 days these Tomatoes will be mature enough to ripen and should be baseball to softball size ready to pick by June 25th in time for our Market Opening. This is our first planting 6000 each of our 65 day Red Duce Tomato which scores higher on the sweetness Brix Scale than most any other of the 20 varieties we tested.
Learn Advanced Backyard Gardening all the way to Starting and Running your very own Specialty Farm.
No matter if you have a 50 sq. ft. garden or a 5 acre field.
March to October, 2014, Saturdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
An introductory specialty farm course offered by Hermans Farm Orchard.
1. Learn from Tom Goeke, Sole Proprietor of Hermans Farm Orchard and Successful Business Owner in 30 years. Tom is a third generation farmer and is one of Missouri’s most successful specialty farm entrepreneurs.
2. Learn from Steve Millett, Ph.D., Certified Crop Advisor, and Leader at The Plant Doctor, LLC, excels at delivering specialized crop advice.
We are Stewards to the Land. Our job “Goal” Purpose is to make the Plants feel safe and comfortable throughout its lifetime in return they will provide a bountiful harvest. From Asparagus and Apples to Tomatoes and Zucchini and everything in between. We would like to hands-on teach and demo at the Farm on how to sow, plant, trim, train, tie, thin, weed, harvest and market the most popular types of Fruits and Vegetables for a successful and complete Local Farm Market Operations. Registrants receive discount on plant materials and growing supplies.
August 16th, Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1. Marketing Plan for Fall Season.
2. Setting up Greenhouse for Entertainment for Fall Season.
3. Lessons learned for Summer Fruits & Vegetables Season.
4. Integrated Pest Management.
5. Comparing Conventional & Organic Farming again & why?
September 13th, Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1. Pick Apples, Dig Chrysanthemums, Pick 4th Planting of Tomatoes for Fall Canning to witness Farm Marketing at its finest.
2. Bring the Family for Hands-on Harvesting at a Discount.
3. Shut down Peach Orchard.
4. Scout Farm for Winter Pests.
October 18th, Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
1. Bring Family for Hands-on Pumpkin Picking on us. You get to cut the Pumpkin from the Vine.
2. Shut down Blackberry Patch.
3. Shut down Apple Orchard demo. Hands on Mouse, rabbit, & deer Pest Management.
4. Lessons learned for the 2014 Season.
Fees: $50.00 per class.
Registration Form: How-to-Start-and-Run-a-Specialty-Farm-Registration-Form
Visit our new Farm Mascot, Trigger, a 34″ tall miniature horse!!!!
While you are here don’t forget that we have plenty of vegetable plants and flowers for sale.
Guess who is going to have a Peach Crop??
The old timers would say “For every degree the temperature drops below zero, you stand a good chance of losing 10% of the Peach & Blackberry Bud Crop.”
Around the 2 state area Peach Growers claimed temperatures from 8° to 17° below zero devastating most of the crops. Michigan Growers, depended heavily on the warm air off Lake Michigan, claimed temperatures from 20° to 25° below zero. Not only eliminating the Peach Crop but the much heartier Apple Crop as well. With temperatures this cold they will probably loose a lot of the trees. We are more fortunate because of the 5+° temperatures 1 week before this severe cold snap registering 8° to 10° below zero here at our Farm. The buds had a chance to tighten up and acclimate themselves to handle the sever cold better. 10 days ago we cut budded branches from some of our trees and brought them into the 70° to 90° Greenhouse. As it would appear here we are going to have anywhere from 50 – 70% of our Bud Crop. And since we prune a large percent of the fruit from the tree anyway it appears that barring no other disasters like Spring Frost during the bloom period we stand a chance of having a pretty fair crop of Peaches and Blackberries for U-Pick the Season.
At this time by cutting with a very sharp knife behind the bud where it is attached to the limb you can see if it survived or not as in our illustration. There is going to be a lot of ugly peach trees this year.
Apple & Peach Trees for Sale
Same varieties as we have on the Farm.
Apple Varieties: Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonathan & Enterprise
Peach Varieties: Red Haven, Coral Star & Flaming Fury
Directions to Hermans Farm Orchard:
From Florissant: Hwy 270 to Hwy 370 West across the MO River to 94 or 3rd St. Exit. Go Left on Hwy 94, 2 miles. Hermans Farm will be on your left.
From: St. Peters: Hwy 70 East to Hwy 370 East to 94 or 3rd St. Exit. Go Left on Hwy 94, 2 miles. Hermans Farm will be on your left.
Fall Grower Contest
Hermans Farm Orchard’s Phoenix Tomatoes, Cresthaven Peaches and Honeycrisp Apples took 1st Place in Vegetables, 1st Place in Fruits and Best in Show over 30 other growers at the Vegetable Growers Expo on Thursday, September 12th, 2013.
Taking Reservations for U-Pick Peaches, Apples and U-Cut from the Vine Pumpkins for this season which includes an Educational Hayride!
Locally grown produce for the freshest taste.
Hardy, locally grown annuals of all varieties
Apples and Pumpkins also Dig your own Mums
Look around and see what all we have to offer in locally grown fresh produce, hardy flowers, annuals, hanging baskets, herbs, and bedding plants.
Plus we carry a variety of jams, local honey, and in the fall we have pumpkins, hay, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourdes, and hay rides.
From our local produce to educational field trips for preschool age groups and Birthday Parties we offer something for everyone. Our family friendly atmosphere and extensive knowledge of produce and plants will have you coming back again and again.
Tom can show you how to get gardening weeks ahead of time in the spring with some tricks he has learned over the last few decades. Including covering your plants to make sure that they are protected from the weather.
Elsie can have your yard looking gorgeous with her talents for putting together flowering annuals that will work for your yard’s conditions. And bring in your favorite pots and we can put together a flowering arrangement that you will just love. We have a variety of Herbs and Spices that we can put into a planter for all your cooking needs.
In the fall we have many family activities: Pick your own pumpkin, free hayrides, u choose – we dig mums and u-pick apples.