So where are the peaches and U-Pick tomatoes?? We wish we knew! Both are taking forever to get ready. Even despite the hot/humid days of July, most of the fruit here and in the rest of the state is running about 2 weeks late. We know it is hard to be patient when you want a taste of a fresh peach, just picked!
Peaches: We will start picking a few Red Haven peaches this weekend. We will NOT have these by the bushel, but in small quantities only: 4-lb boxes for fresh eating. Because the peaches are late, we expect to have them for about a month once they start. We will not be bringing in very many each day until they get riper, so please call the market to make sure we have some or have us save them for you, before you drive out. 269-244-5690.
Tomatoes: We are bringing in quite a few field tomatoes now and are finishing up our greenhouse tomatoes. As we close out the greenhouse, we have lots of green tomatoes for sale at a “close out” price of $7 a half bushel. This is the time to make fried green tomatoes or green tomato salsa! U-Pick tomatoes: Because we want the tomatoes to be ripe and plentiful, it is going to be at least another week or 10 days before we open the U-Pick tomatoes. They will be the same price as last year: $12/bushel. So, Please check back about August 22nd. Sorry!
Homemade Baked Goods: This weekend our bakers have brought two new cookie types. I was allowed to sample each today, Yum! The first is a new cookie they have: zucchini chocolate chip cookies! They are amazing, especially with a good cup of coffee. The other is their normal sugar cookie, but this week in apple shapes with faces.
Bartlett Pears: We have a good crop of Bartlett pears coming, but not as many as last year. They will probably be ripe the last week of August. If you would like some, please call us and get your name on our list and we will call you when they are available. We want to make sure all of our customers get the pears they want as it is getting more difficult to find pears in the State of Michigan, (just not many growers), so we have many other markets which would like to buy them from us if we have any left over. Call us at 269-244-5690, let us know your name, phone number and how many bushel you would like.
Fruit on the market now: Jersey Mac apples and melons (blueberries are gone for the year.)
Vegetables on the market now: sweet corn, onions, red potatoes, various kinds of peppers, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, October or cranberry beans, kale, and collard greens.
Brandy Tasting: It is open every Saturday from 1 – 4. Please come out and visit with Bruce and try some brandy or our wine.
Sorry, no pictures of the farm this time, I have lost my camera…..I know it will turn up somewhere (maybe in the bottom of a bushel of corn?)
Thanks, as always, for buying local.
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards