The snow that came down all day only compounded our harvest problems. We still have yet to pick two more varieties. So….we have an “ap-peal” out to everyone which is: Help! Not only has the weather slowed us from finishing the harvest….we have so many apples this year we are even out of bins to put them in. The only way to free up some bins is to move some apples off the market. Thus, we are offering this special starting Friday, October 25th through Monday, October 28th.
Here’s the deal: You can buy or pick any quantity of apples, and we will give you the same size quantity for free.** So, buy or pick a bushel, get a free bushel….buy or pick a 1/2 peck, get a free 1/2 peck, etc. Can’t use the extra bag of apples? Then we will be happy to donate it on your behalf to one of the many food banks in the area that we are supplying. (**The BOGO offer is not a 50% off special, you must get the 2nd bag of apples).
This special will apply to the following varieties of apples:
- Golden Delicious
- Golden Supreme
- Ida Red
- Northern Spy
The BOGO special will not apply to the following varieties of apples which are already specially priced:
- Red Delicious (Bag your own 1/2 bushel for $5)
- Cortland & Jonathan (1/2 price or $12 a bushel)
Needless to say, this is a great time to stock up for the winter on apples. The apples that keep the best are: Mutsu, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, Golden Supreme and Fuji.
2013 Apple pricing: All of our picked and U-Pick apples are the same price this year (except for Honeycrisp). You can mix and match any variety of half-bushels for the bushel price. But remember, for 4 days you can buy one–get one free.
- Bushels: $24
- Half bushels: $13
- Pecks (1/4 bu): $7
- 1/2 pecks: $4
- By the pound: $1
U-Pick apples: We still have lots of apples to pick yet….so if you haven’t made the trek out for your annual family experience–please come on out. (Our own pickers have proven that you can wear snow pants and pick apples at the same time!)
For a description of these and all of the apples that we grow, please go to the apple listing on our website: http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/seasonal-offerings/apples/
Apple Gleaning: We will open apple gleaning when we can finish the harvest—but we have lost some time this week. We hope to have it open by November 1st, please check our website for our opening of this or call us.
U-Pick grapes: The White Niagara grapes and Purple Concord are still open for picking . We have plenty of both types left to pick. We expect to have grapes available up until the first hard–killing frost.
We have decided to include onions in our buy one–get one special as well. So pick up a bag of our sweet onions and take a second one for free. Our white and yellow onions are $7.50/bag and red onions are $9/bag. Our onions keep very well in a cool place where they can’t freeze.
Apple Cider: Our dedicated cider-making crew is currently making cider as I write this, working in some pretty cold conditions. We will have a fresh pressing available Friday morning about 8:30. It should be a very nice blend as the apple flavors are so good right now. If you didn’t know, you can freeze cider to use in the winter by simply taking out enough for the jug to expand as it freezes. Just make sure to shake it up when you unthaw it.
Brandy: Bruce will have the brandy house open on Saturday from 1 – 4, don’t be surprised if there are barrels of fruit fermenting when you walk in as we are trying to use our excess fruit up.
The fall bakery items we are offering this weekend will be:
- Pies: apple, pecan, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry
- Apple Dumplings
- Pumpkin cupcakes
- Cookies–several varieties
- Cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns
- Bread: cinnamon, whole wheat and 12 grain
- Slushies: Cider and grape
- Donuts: apple cider, pumpkin and buttermilk
The bakery is now taking orders for Thanksgiving and Holiday pies and other goodies. Stop in and fill out an order form and let our wonderful bakers do the work for you!
2013 closing date projection: Many of you have been asking about how much longer we will be open this year. With everything running late this year and the fact that we still have so many apples yet to pick, closing seems a long ways off.
Our projection right now is that we will be open our regular hours (8 to 6 daily), 7 days a week through November 3rd. After that, we will remain open in November while we still have apples to sell, but at a reduced schedule. We will provide you an update when we know more. For the best selection of apples, don’t wait too long.
Due to popular demand, we are going to try to continue making donuts on weekends only in November. We will also try to continue to press cider into November as well. We seem to have some customers who claim they are addicted to our donuts and cider and want us to keep them coming as long as we can! So, we are willing to give it a try.
Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local and we hope to see you this weekend!