U-Pick Apple update: Just a reminder, we opened the U-Pick apples today for the season. What we have for picking is: Cortlands, Red and Golden Delicious, Fuji, a few Cameo, Jonathans and possibly a few Northern Spies. Sorry, we have a very light crop of apples this year due to a spring frost compounded by a hailstorm which damaged them. They will be $12 a bushel to pick, the same as last year.
U-PIck Grape update: We have lots of white Niagara grapes yet to pick and should have them for several more weeks. They are beautiful this year and most folks are describing them as “fun” to pick because they are so plentiful. However, due to the frost and freeze with the purple Concord grapes, we are still on a day by day basis as to whether we will have them. Due to the high number of people coming out to pick, we can’t assess how many are left until the end of each day. So far this week we have had about 75,000 pounds of grapes picked here by our customers, that is a lot of grapes!! So please call us on 269-244-5690 before you come out to make sure they are still available.
Bosc Pears: This is a wonderful eating pear available now. They are $16.00 a bushel plus we have smaller quantities for fresh eating as well.
Winter Squash: Is now ready, we have many varieties to choose from at 40 cents per pound.
Fall ornamentals: We now have mums, pumpkins, indian corn and gourds for you to choose.
It’s Cider time: We are now on our 3rd pressing of cider for the year, each pressing gets better and better as the flavor of the apples changes. It is $5.00 a gallon, $2.75 a half gallon, and this year we offer quart jugs for $1.50. Our cider is not pasteurized (so of course it must be refrigerated) but we feel that is what makes it so good and tasting like real apple juice.
Homemade Baked Goods: We are continuing to offer homemade baked goods on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This week I highly recommend the apple dumplings. They are made from our Cortland apples, they are amazing.
We love decorating the market for Fall, when you come out, please bring your camera and feel free to take pictures. We now have 3 areas adjacent in the market set up for spots you can take family photo’s in, decorated with pumpkin scarecrows and our famous old truck.
Hope to see you this weekend,