We couldn’t let the holiday season come and go without wishing you all the very best. Here’s hoping you have a joyous, happy and safe holiday.
We have had a busy December. Jay, Michaela, Patti, Cathy and I spent four days at the Great Lakes Expo held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We toured other farms and markets for one day, then spent the rest in seminars on baking, marketing, cider making, fruit and vegetable growing, how to deal with weather impacts and so on. Our heads hurt from so much information by the time we returned! It was a great learning opportunity which allowed us to network with many other farmers and to understand how things continue to evolve in the world of agriculture. We also participated in the trade show and got to talk directly to the nurseries and seed companies–which will help us with our 2013 selections. It is truly amazing to discover how many more varieties of fruits and vegetables they keep coming up with!
Our winter grape pruning is right on schedule, we are 50% completed. If you are local, you might have seen us removing a grape vineyard on the south-west side of the farm. This four acre block will now be the site of a new apple orchard to be planted in the spring. So, this is your chance to send us your recommendations for an apple variety you would like to have us grow!
We sure miss seeing our customers and thank you for buying local and your support during this difficult 2012. We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year–filled with good fruit and vegetable growing weather, good health and happiness. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Beth and Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards