We have been busy at the orchard preparing for the fast-approaching growing season. We have been getting tractors and equipment ready, switching out snow plows for field plows, collecting soil samples to be analyzed by The UMASS Soils Lab and installing and fixing trellis systems. Some extremely cold temperatures in January and February are most likely going to have a big impact on our crop. This early on it is hard to know just how much of our fruit crop will be effected. We will continue to monitor the flower buds and keep you updated.