12147 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers, Michigan (269) 244-5690

Need to hurry out for U-Pick apple gleaning or grape picking due to cold weather coming

If you are trying to pick apples or grapes, we would encourage you to try to do that within the next few days, given the weather forecast for this week.  If it gets below 25 degrees for 3 or 4 nights in a row….that could be enough to freeze the apples and grapes.   So, hurry out!!

Below we a re repeating the same information as last week for our schedule and what is available: 

We will continue to be open daily in November, from 8 – 6.  We will remain open as long as we have picked apples left to sell.  With as many as we have left, this could be a long time, probably at least up until Thanksgiving.

Our “Buy one;   Get one or Give one” special will continue until we close for the year, so come on out and take advantage of it.

Here’s the deal: You can buy any quantity of apples, and we will give you the same size quantity for free.** So, buy a bushel, get a free bushel….buy 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.

This special will apply to the following varieties of apples which we currently have:

  • Fuji
  • Golden Delicious
  • Honeycrisp
  • Northern Spy
  • Pink Lady
  • Rome
  • (**The BOGO offer is not a 50% off special, you must get the 2nd bag of apples).

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:   Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, and Fuji.   Pick up one of our information sheets when you are here on the best way to store apples.

Note:  The following apples are now gone for the year:  Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Mutsu, Ida Red, Cameo,  JonaGold, Braeburn, and Gala.

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 “Plus”:  Our end of season gleaning is open and we are calling it Apple Gleaning “Plus” this year because it is not a typical end of harvest situation..  Because we did not finish harvesting the apples this year….there are many trees that have not been touched with beautiful apples on them.    So this is a great way for folks trying to get a lot of apples to do it very economically.  You may pick apples left on the tree or off the ground for $5/bushel.    So for those people who want to press their own cider, make a huge amount of apple sauce, get “animal” apples, etc, this is the time.

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 had enough frost to kill off part of the foliage, so the grapes are very easy to pick now because the leaves are out of the way!

The Brandy House will remain open for tasting and tours on Saturdays, from 1 to 4, through December.  A sip of our brandy is sure to warm you up on these chilly days.

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!

Due to popular demand, we are going to try to continue making donuts on Saturdays and Sundays  only in November as long as the market remains openWe 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 out soon.     Beth