Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

This recipe is from Home Cooking Adventure and a video they shared on Youtube. The cherries they are using look like they might be pie cherries, or maybe they are store bought and not very ripe. We used Lamberts in one version and Royal Anne in another attempt. Both...

Do you have your cherry pitter, yet?

Every year we get asked if we sell cherry pitters. Unfortunately, we don’t, we can’t compete with the box stores. I thought I would give our customers some options that can be easily obtained on Amazon, along with some feedback. In my lifetime, I’ve...
July Update – 2014

July Update – 2014

We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls and emails from people wanting to come pick. We are delighted in the interest, but so far, we are not ready. We are estimating the week of July 27th. The cherries are still very green, as you can see from the photo. They...
Spring 2014 Bloom

Spring 2014 Bloom

The orchard is in full bloom now! The weather has been chilly, but the trees are full of bees. We are expecting rain the next couple of days. We have good sun and a few warm days and that should help get the blossoms all pollinated.
Save the Honeybee!

Save the Honeybee!

Scientist think they’ve identified two problematic chemicals that are contributing to colony collapse disorder. Hockaday Orchards is committed to protecting our bees and will be label checking to make sure we are not using either chemical. Two chemicals –...
Spring 2014 Is Finally Here!

Spring 2014 Is Finally Here!

It has been a very long winter, here in NW Montana! Spring has finally arrived. There is still a lot of snow in the mountains, but things are getting warmer. We should be seeing blooms in the next couple of weeks!