As we close out the month of July, we wanted to give you an update:
Onions: We have harvested all of our “Candy” onions. This is a large, yellow, globe-shaped sweet onion. If you have been getting onions here this year, this is what you probably have purchased. You will find them hanging on the market to dry. With harvest complete, we have changed our pricing to give you better value: The cleaned, single onions in our bin are $1.00/pound or if you buy over 4 pounds, they are 80 cents a pound. The” onions on the string” hanging all over the market are also 80 cents a pound. So far, we have gotten great feedback from our customers on how much they love these onions, thank you!!
Baked goods: Our bakers are bringing blueberry and zucchini bread this weekend, try it, and give them feedback!!
Tomatoes: We are still bringing in tomatoes from our greenhouse but are also starting to bring in several bushel a day from the field. The first thing we noticed is how spoiled we got from eating the “perfect” greenhouse tomato! Since they grew in a controlled climate, never touched the ground or had to deal with inclimate weather, they looked good and tasted good. Let’s just stay the field tomatoes are not as pretty, as they have been subjected to just about everything mother nature can throw at them! But, the important thing is, they taste great!! We’ll let you know when there is enough to start U-Pick tomatoes.
Vegetables: The market is full of summer vegetables: corn, cucumbers, zucchini, spaghetti squash, yellow summer squash , green bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, hot hungarian peppers, jalapeno peppers, eggplant, red potatoes cabbage and green beans.
Fruit: The only fruit we have right now is blueberries, but we have plenty of them.
What’s coming: We hope to have peaches and melons within a few weeks. Both crops are coming along nicely. We probably will not have enough peaches to sell by the bushel, it just seems like the cold winters and deer have really taken the toll on our peach orchard.
Here’s hoping we see you this coming weekend for fresh, local produce and other goods.
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards