12147 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers, Michigan (269) 244-5690

Rivers of Justice Film Festival and Greenhouse update

Corey Lake Orchards, along with other local businesses, is helping to sponsor the Rivers of Justice Film Festival, which is this Saturday, March 12th, from 7 – 10:30 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers.  The festival will feature two films.  The first is “Food, Inc.,” an eye opening documentary about how food systems in the US have changed and what eaters can do to contribute to the good of others, ourselves and the earth.  The second film will be “Asparagus!” which is the tale of small scale asparagus farmers’ struggle to survive in Oceana Country. There is a reception to follow across the street at World Fare.  Here you can enjoy local food; Corey Lake Orchards will have their white grape juice, pickled asparagus and freshly made applesauce there for you to enjoy.  We hope to see you.  Visit www.riversofjustice.org for more information.

A few weeks ago we were excited to share our greenhouse opening with you and that the tomato plants were in and growing.  Unfortunately, that following week during the snow and ice storm, we had a power line that broke, causing erratic voltage to our greenhouse, taking out both of our furnaces.  It was only 10 degrees that night and we were only able to save about 25% of our tomato plants.  Needless to say, this is a loss that we can’t recover from easily due to the time it takes to start the plants over, but we are doing everything we can.   We would like to thank Shramm’s Greenhouse in Portage for starting more seeds for us the very next day and accelerating their growth.  We would also like to thank Jon First, a fellow farmer in South West Michigan who gave us 300 plants that they had left over to fill part of our gap.  It has been a difficult several weeks for us to get all of this in place, but we will persevere in our desire to bring you those tomatoes we all look forward to in the late spring from our greenhouse.

Also, you can now find us on Facebook and follow us there if you would like.  Hope your  winter is going well.

Beth