Our U-Pick Grapes opened on Sunday, September 9th. Despite the early morning fog, we had a lot of groups out to pick grapes for juice/jelly/pies and fresh eating. Everyone who came found good picking, sweet grapes, and seemed to enjoyed the experience; especially the aroma of ripe grapes! We anticipate having grapes to pick for several more weeks, but it depends on the weather and how many customers come out each day. We have more concord (purple) available then niagara (white) grapes. So don’t wait too long if you want to get white grapes! Please go here for more information on grape picking: http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/2012/08/update-on-grapes-apples-and-labor-day-weekend/
In case you have wondered how we get all of these grapes picked, we do have some mechanically harvested, if you were driving by last week you might have noticed these monster pickers going through.
Picked Grapes: If you want grapes by the bushel, please call ahead to order them. They will be $10 a half/bushel or $18 a bushel. 269-244-5690.
Quick apple update: Apples are coming and going about as fast as they ripen and are picked this year, so we encourage you to call ahead to make sure the apple you want is available. 269-244-5690. We will continue to keep our 2012 chart on the website updated with the latest information. You can find the link to the chart on the home page of our website: http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/2012/08/apple-update-for-2012/
The following apples are available on the market:
- Braeburn (half pecks and by the pound only)
- Cortland (pecks, by the pound, and a few bushels, but going fast)
- Gala (pecks and by the pound only)
- Honeycrisp (half pecks and by the pound only, but going fast)
- JonaMac (pecks and by the pound only)
- Jonathan (half-pecks and by the pound only)
- Nu-Red (pecks and by the pound only)
The following apples are currently gone for the year:
- Molly’s Delicious
Please note that we had anticipated picking Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme and Ida Red’s starting today, but the cooler weather has slowed them down and we want them to get riper. Please check back around September 15th for these.
We hope to see you soon to enjoy our vineyards!!
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards