Another summer favorite is finally ready: Blueberries! We started picking this week and will be picking daily. Due to our field being older and not producing sufficient quantities, we will not be able to have any U-Pick this year, sorry. We also will supplement what we pick from our field with additional ones we will pick up locally from Leduc’s. This will allow us to make sure we always have blueberries when you come and offer them in larger quantities. Blueberries are: $3.00/pint, $5.00/quart, $13.00 for a 5-pound box and $25 for a 10-pound box. If you are interested in larger quantities, it would help us if you could order them in advance. 269-244-5690. Thanks.
The good news is that we planted 1000 bushes this year, so as they mature in a few years, we should have plenty of blueberries and be able to offer U-Pick.
Raspberries: We have two local suppliers who will be bringing in black and red raspberries as available. These are $3.50/pint. Feel free to call us to see if we have them on hand as it varies by day.
Summer Vegetables: Each day we bring in more and more summer vegetables: Fresh dug red potatoes, freshly pulled onions, zucchini, yellow summer squash, peas, cucumbers, lettuce, green bell peppers, hot Hungarian peppers and sweet banana peppers. The quantities available vary by day, so call us if you want us to hold something for you after we bring them in each morning. 269-244-5690.
“Make Your own flower bouquet:” On Friday, Saturday and Sundays, we will set up a “make your own flower bouquet” station. Bring your own vase or buy one of ours. These are picked from the hummingbird garden adjacent to the market.
Tomato shortage: Sorry, we currently cannot keep up with the customer demand for our greenhouse tomatoes, so they are not available every day. Hopefully soon the field tomatoes will start ripening so we have fresh tomatoes for you each day.
Lodi Apples are coming soon! The first apple of summer might be ready by this weekend. If you don’t know this apple, it is the modern version of what was known as the old fashioned “transparent apple.” They have a thick yellow skin and a sharp/tart taste! Due to its ability to cook down very quickly, it makes a great (but tart!) applesauce. Those folks who like sour things like sour candies, also like to eat them fresh. We seem to have a bumper crop of them year, so give us a call if you would like to place an order and have us call you when they are ready.
Sour Cherries are now gone for the season, we are picking the last few very ripe cherries off the tree tomorrow hoping to make some cherry brandy!
Where are green beans and sweet corn? These seem to be the most frequently asked question: Our answer is: They are coming, but totally dependent on the weather. We expect to have both in about 10 days to 2 weeks.
Again, thank you for buying local.
From everyone at Corey Lake Orchards