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

Monthly Archive: May 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We are open 8 – 6 each day now, even through the holiday weekend.  We still have asparagus ($1.65 pound), Rhubarb ($1.50 pound), hanging flower baskets (2 sizes) and vegetable plants left.   Call ahead if you are looking for a certain kind of vegetable plant to make sure we have it.  269-244-5690.

From our greenhouse:  We are picking fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from our greenhouse daily, but they are coming on slowly so we  tend to sell out early each day.  Our tomatoes are $2.00 per pound and the cucumbers are $1.00 each.  But finally, it is so good to have a REAL tomato sandwich again!

Our greenhouse tomatoes growing...

What everybody wants to know……the questions of the day:

How much longer will we have asparagus and when will strawberries be ready?  I know you don’t like our answer which is:    It depends on the weather…but given the extremes of our weather this spring, you can see why it difficult to predict anything….

We are going to try to keep picking asparagus for hopefully another week or 10 days.

The strawberry crop looks good right now, loaded with blossoms and little strawberries coming on.  My best guess is that they might be ready the week of June 12th, but again, totally dependent on how hot it really gets this next week and for how long.   Of course we will keep you posted via our website and emails.  But I would check back with us around June 4th or so to see what the latest is.   We will determine our pricing next week and we are already taking orders for those who want a flat (8 quarts) or more.  Call us to order on:  269-244-5690.

Strawberries in full bloom, week of 5-23

We will leave you with one final picture of the farm that I took today on my rounds, the blueberries blooming!  They have such a delicate blossom, and as the petals fall away, you can see the formation of a tiny blueberry.    So while the weather extremes this spring have been difficult for us, it is these marvels of nature and the promise of good things to come, that keep us going….

blueberries blooming, 5-27-11

Happy Memorial Day from everyone at Corey Lake Orchards,

Beth

We have asparagus again!

Sorry for being out of asparagus for a day.  The weather has warmed up slightly and we are picking daily again.  It is still best to call ahead if you want large quantities (like over 5 pounds) so we can reserve it for you.  269-244-5690.

Sorry, Temporarily Out of Asparagus

Due to the cool weather, the asparagus is not growing very fast.  We are currently sold out and will not pick again until Thursday, May 19th.  If you would like to get some, feel free to give us a call and place your order and we will call you when we have it.  269-244-5690.

Here’s hoping for some warmer weather soon,  Beth.

Mid May update

Wow, this hot weather has made everything grow like crazy this week.   We actually had to pick the asparagus twice yesterday, which is rare, because of how fast it was growing.  It grows an inch an hour when it is this hot!  So, we currently have plenty of asparagus on hand, but if you want large quantities, it is still best to call ahead and have us save it for you.  269-244-5690.  It is $1.65 pound.  Given the weather extremes we have had this spring, we expect a shorter than usual asparagus season, so come out and get it soon.

We have a nice selection of various vegetable plants, with several varieties of tomato  and peppers plants.  They are 30 cents per plant, or a 4-pack for $1.00.  We also have hanging baskets, the 10-inch pots sell for $15 and the 20-inch pots sell for $20.

 

Ruth’s Candy is back!!   Many of you have been asking for her famous pecan and cashew brittle.   She delivered it today and we will have it now for the 2011 season.

All of the orchards are blooming now, the apple trees are at their peak blossom stage, so if you come out, make sure to take a look as you drive by them.

 

Baked goods.  Some of you may have gotten some of the wonderful Mother’s Day baked goods we had last weekend with the amazing rhubarb-strawberry pie.  Sorry to say that we won’t have baked goods starting back up for the year until June 3.    The baker is busy graduating from high school!

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards looks forward to seeing you soon!

Beth

 

 

 

We are open!

We have officially opened for the year as of today!    Our hours are 8 – 6 daily.

Asparagus:  We do have asparagus, but it continues to come on very slowly due to the cool weather.  Due to this, we anticipate we will sell out most days and may not have any for sale on the days that we can’t pick.  (Right now we are only able to pick every other day.)   So, please call ahead to make sure we have it and we will save it for you.  244-244-5690.  It is $1.65 pound.

The winner of our tomato plant contest!!  During the Rivers of Justice film festival which we helped to sponsor, we had a drawing for a tomato plant.  We drew out a lucky winner today: Caryn Wilson!  She was delighted to get her plant.  Caryn is the owner of the Voyager’s Bed and Breakfast in Three Rivers and if you stay there sometime, you may be lucky enough to eat one of the tomatoes!!  Check out her quaint B&B:  http://voyagers-inn.com/

Beth presenting Caryn with her tomato plant that she won!

Just some of the things we do for you….. Mother Nature fooled us again this week, so because of the frost warning Wednesday night we covered all of our tomato plants, around 1500, to protect them from frost so that hopefully we will have tomatoes for you later this summer.

Dayton Hubbard covering tomato plants on 5-4-11

Greenhouse tomatoes: Despite our early problems of freezing out the greenhouse and losing our plants, our second planting seems to have caught up and they are doing great.   We hope to have tomatoes by the end of May for you!

Greenhouse tomatoes, 5-3-11

Brandy: Our Brandy House will be open this weekend for tasting, on Saturday afternoon between 1 and 4.  We will have both brandy and our Polecat wine for sale.

Other Weekend offerings will include:  Baked goods, honey, eggs, vegetable plants, rhubarb, cards,  tote bags and artwork.  We hope to see you!!

From everyone at Corey Lake Orchards