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

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy first day of spring to everyone!   There are still so many large piles of snow, we’re having trouble believing it’s spring.  Instead of spending time on March Madness brackets, we’ve got our own thing going here trying to guess the date that the snow pile in front of the market will be gone.    Feel free to make your own prediction!

First day of spring, 2014

The first day of spring finds us still about a month behind on our winter work.  So expect to see a flurry of activity as we finish up the grape pruning, get all of the brush picked up from the apple orchards and then start into the normal spring pruning of peaches, cherries, pears and blueberries.  As soon as we can get into the fields (just starting to see them again where the snow is melting) that will launch another set of spring work.

The only place that feels like spring today is inside our balmy greenhouse.  The tomato plants are thriving and beginning to bloom.  That means only about 64 more days until the first BLT of the year!

First day of spring, 2014 in the greenhouse

Tomatoes in bloom, first day of spring, 2014

The Hubbard Family would like to thank everyone for their condolences, support and encouragement given to us in the past several weeks   We especially appreciated hearing your stories and memories of Dad and adding those to our own.

Think spring!  Thanks as always for buying local.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards