Rinker Orchards will open for Pick Your Own Apples for the 2014 season on Friday September 12, 2014. We will be open from 10-6 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through Columbus Day Monday. On September 12, the Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fugi and Ida Red apples will be ready for picking.
The Stephens City Lions Club will be making Apple Butter at the Orchard on September 12, 20 & 27th. They will have it for sale in quarts and pints. It makes wonderful gifts and comes in sugar free too! All the proceeds go to the Lions Club's philanthropic projects in our community.
Hope to see you!!
Help Us Celebrate 43 years!! The Rinker and Friends Cookbook
The Rinkers have had apple orchards in the same location for over 100 years! However, the fall of 2014 will mark the 43rd year of the Pick Your Own apple orchard and we want you to join in our celebration! We are compiling our first ever Rinker and Friends Anniversary Cookbook and we want you, our friend, to be a part of it.
We are inviting you to send us your favorite apple recipes, Rinker Orchards memories, and pictures. We will compile the cookbook with your recipes and our Rinker recipes and have it ready for the 2015 apple picking season!
Please send us your contributions to RinkerOrchards.PickYourOwn@gmail.com and include your first name and last initial as well as your hometown! We will let you know that we have received them! By sending us your submissions, you are agreeing to have them printed in a cookbook that will be available to the public.
We are all very excited about this project and we all are looking forward to hearing from you!
We reserve the right to edit or reject any submissions we deem inappropriate.