As farmers working the land every day, we are truly grateful for all that we harvested this year and the abundance that we could share with so many. Safely enjoy this time with loved ones.
Winter Open Dates and Hours
You asked and we listened! Based on how many folks have continued to come to the farm these past Saturdays and asked us to keep this going, we have decided to open for the next four Saturdays with limited hours (10 am to 2 pm) to continue to provide you with fresh apples, vegetables, and other staples. Prior to each Saturday we will let you know what will be available. Note: The bakers have agreed to come back to bake cookies and other goodies for December 19th and Santa has agreed to stop by for a visit also. Details coming soon!
Just remember it is the winter weather season, and we are an open-air market located on top of a hill. Sooooo, there may be Saturdays where Mother Nature might win and we cannot open. If that should occur, just watch for our Facebook and website postings c920.
Recognition of Small Business Saturday
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Promoted by American Express, Small Business Saturday celebrates the uniqueness that small businesses add to our community. It occurs the Saturday after Black Friday with the goal to highlight, in the busy holiday season, what mom and pop stores do all year long in providing goods and services that meet the needs of their own area.
As a small, family-owned business we depend on our local community to support our goal of providing fresh food locally grown. You, our loyal customers, have returned week after week, year after year, and we are grateful for your support one hand clapping 다운로드.
Hours and Offerings This Week
Hours this Saturday, November 28: 10 am to 2 pm
Reminder: Pre order and/or curbside also available, or simply come in the market to shop!
We will be rolling out some specials this Saturday (listed below). This has been a particularly difficult year for small businesses, and we encourage you to support our other neighbors’ enterprises here and in your local communities as well throughout this season.
- Babcock’s Apiary: Honey
- Maple Row Sugarhouse: Maple syrup and maple syrup products
- Bankson Lake Farms: Lettuce, kohlrabi, mushrooms, and garlic
Small Business Saturday Sale
- Special of Buy 2 bags of apples, get one free continues
- All ¼ peck bags of apples are $2 (regularly $3.50) until we run out. Get everyone in your household their favorite type or pick up for gifts Download the Bethlehem Bible for Mac!
- Buy a ½ peck of Red Rome apples and get an onion free to make your own apple quiche, recipe below and available in hard copy at the market. This recipe comes from our own staff member Caryn Wilson, who serves this to her guests at her local business – Voyager’s Inn Bed and Breakfast in Three Rivers
- Hard Cider Special: 22 ounce Sweet, normally $5, now $4 each. Make the quiche for brunch and serve it with hard cider (just like a mimosa)!
Available on the Market this Week
- Produce – Apples, onions, squash, lettuce, garlic, kohlrabi, mushrooms
- Animal apples – Bag your own half bushel for $4.50
- Take and Bake Pies – We have Blueberry, Cherry, Cherry Berry, and Dutch Apple take and bake pies in our freezer!
- Pantry Staples – Honey, maple syrup, some jams and jellies
- Alcohol Products – Hard ciders, wine and brandy
- Straw – $6 a bale (seems to be a popular request as winter weather sets in)
Apples for Sale
- Golden Delicious: A gingery-smooth, sweet taste under a thin skin previous version of office. It is the most popular yellow apple, good eaten fresh, baked or cut in salads. Makes a nice apple sauce and many people use for canning pie filling.
- Red Delicious: America’s most popular apple, known for the “five little bumps” on the bottom. Best for fresh eating and snacks. Full-flavored sweet taste, yellowish flesh, and crisp texture.
- Northern Spy: The professional baker’s dream, cooks up well in applesauce, pie and other dishes. Stores well, easy to remember by saying “Spies for pies”.
- Cameo: Firm, crisp and sweet, tart. Great for snacking or baking. Keeps well in your refrigerator.
- Fuji: Has a fantastic sweet flavor and tart flavor, with a low acid content. An incredibly good keeper, it says crisp for weeks without even being refrigerated.
- Rome: A big, round apple right out of storybooks! Rome’s have a mild, sweet flavor. Most popular for baking because it holds flavor and shape well.
- Pink Lady: Medium size apple with a firm, crisp flesh, and a tart taste with a sweet finish. Stores well.
Apple pricing for the year: $28 a bushel,, $15 a half-bushel, $9 a peck (1/4 of a bushel), $6 a half-peck, and $3.50 a 1/4 peck. BUY 2 OF THE SAME SIZE, GET ONE FREE OF THE SAME SIZE!
Apple Cheddar Quiche
From staff member Caryn Wilson who owns the Voyager’s Inn Bed and Breakfast in Three Rivers, MI. This is a tried and true favorite she makes for her guests!
- Select desired size baking dish
- Cut apple into bite size pieces, enough for a single layer in the dish
- Dice onion
- Sauté onion and apple in a bit of cooking oil
- Apples should be semi-firm; do not over-cook
- Spread apple/onion mix into baking dish
- Whip eggs with a small amount of milk
- Sprinkle eggs with nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, garlic powder (if desired), salt
- Sprinkle eggs with a bit of Bisquick and whip mixture
- Pour egg mixture over apples; egg mixture should completely cover apples
- Top with plenty of grated cheddar cheese
- Bake at 350, until golden brown and knife comes out clean
Tips on Storing Apples
If you are trying to keep apples for the winter, we recommend Fuji or Red Rome as two of the varieties the keep the best. Here is information on how best to store them.
Apples are best kept in your refrigerator, preferably the crisper drawer or in an unsealed plastic bag.
Refrigerate apples separately from vegetables because apples naturally release small amounts of ethylene gas that can be damaging to lettuce and other produce. If you have a root cellar, you can keep larger amounts there if it is cool, dry and dark.
For every 10 degrees above 30°F, the apples’ lifespan decreases dramatically. You do not want the apples’ temperature to fall below 30°F, however, because that will make them freeze and turn to mush when they’re thawed. Their cell walls will all collapse. Therefore, apples are best stored somewhere around 30-35°F, in a humid environment.
If storing apples in the fridge, place them inside a crisper drawer and lay a slightly dampened paper towel on top of the apples. Apples are one of the few fruits that really do benefit from being stored in the fridge as quickly as possible. Keep them in the crisper drawer with aforementioned damp paper towel, or else keep them in perforated plastic bags in a cold shed or cellar.
There is trust to that old adage: “One bad apple rots the whole bunch.” Apples give off a lot of ethylene gas, and so just one bruised and rotting apple will give off enough to swiftly ripen (and rot) the others. If you have any bruises or soft spots on an apple, set it aside for eating. Don’t store with the other apples.
Ultimately, if you are planning on storing a lot of apples for the winter, look for firm, long-lasting apples. These are usually thick-skinned, tart apples. We recommend storing Rome or Fuji, properly stored they will last until spring.
Thank You for Supporting our Business!
We sincerely thank you for shopping local! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards
Pre-ordering: For your convenience pre-ordering is available.
Curbside service: We are happy to provide contactless curbside service.
- Simply call ahead with your order. Pay over the phone by credit card or give us cash or a check when you pick up. When you arrive, please park in the designated curbside area adjacent to our market, beep your horn, and we will bring it out to you.
- If you are not able to place your order in advance, no problem. Please pull into the curbside area, beep your horn, and we will take care of you. It just may take us a few minutes to get your order together.
We intend to continue to offer curbside service as an integral part of our market. We know we have a steep hill to climb from the parking lot, babies can be asleep in cars, dogs do not want to be left alone, you are in a hurry, or a myriad of other reasons!
Our policies and procedures will evolve as new, reliable information and local guidelines become available. We wish to maintain the peaceful, rejuvenating shopping experience our customers have come to rely on during these times. For a list of the changes we made due to COVID-19, please see below.
Current Operational Changes to the Market
- We will have one-way entering and exiting for the market. Customers should enter at the stairway, travel north side of the market towards the Bakery, curve around by Bakery, travel towards the checkout counter, and exit traveling west toward the play yard.
- For social distancing, we have marked the floors marked with X’s or potted plants every 6 feet.
- We have a hand washing station at the top of the hill as well as hand sanitizer in the market.
- We encourage everyone to use a face covering and consider using gloves.
- Please only touch items you are going to purchase to minimize surface contact. If you prefer to not touch anything our clerks would be happy to gather items for you.