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

Blueberry U-Pick Opening, Abundant Vegetables, and the Last of the Cherries

What a fantastic 4th of July weekend! We loved seeing so many of you here at the farm, and all of us loved the perfect weather. Cherries are finishing for the year as blueberries come in. Here’s what we have at the market right now:

Picked blueberries on the market are available now: 10-pound boxes: $25, 5-pound boxes: $13.50, quarts: $5 or pints: $3.00. The blueberry variety is Duke, which is a nice large, sweet berry. Some are coming out of our field and again this year we will be supplementing from Brookside Farms in Paw Paw, Michigan as we have done in previous years onenote 2016 다운로드.

U-Pick Blueberries are ready: We have a relatively small field compared to most major blueberry growers (only 3 acres), so our u-pick blueberries are for folks who just want to come over to get a few pounds or so at a time and pick them because they want the experience and because it is fun 카카오톡 영상 다운로드! We have two varieties, and the Duke variety is ready now. The Jerseys will be ready toward the end of the month of July. Please call before coming to make sure our u-pick patch is open, as we will close the field when they are picked out and need to ripen.  269-244-5690

  • The hours for u-pick will be 8 until 5:45 each day, must be finished and checked out by 6 back at market 리니지 클라이언트 4.7 다운로드. We cannot let anyone start picking after 5:15 p.m.
  • Pricing will be $2.00 a pound to pick (this makes it about $3.50 a quart)
  • We will have them off and on probably through most of the month of July
  • We have buckets for you to pick in and boxes to send them home in
  • There is a 20 pound picking limit per group in order for us to accommodate the number of people who want to pick them here

For anyone trying to pick blueberries now or who wants large quantities, we would recommend Brookside Farms as a great place to go. They are located in Paw Paw, their phone number is 269-657-3500 or find them online at:  http://brooksidefarmsmi.com/

U-Pick sour cherry orchard is still open psp rom 다운로드. Pricing: $1.75 per pound to pick, $1.50 cents per pound for 50 pounds or over.

The sour cherry trees are about 10 – 20 feet tall.  Please bring step stools or step ladders for better picking 지금 만나러 갑니다 무료 다운로드. We hope to have these through the weekend, but after that, better call us to see what is left.    269-244-5690.

Other produce available at the market: 

  • Broccoli
  • Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas and Shell-Out Peas
  • Kohlrabi
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Onions
  • Green Beans
  • Red Potatoes (ours are not ready yet, so these are coming from a farm in Indiana, they are the same kind we grow)
So nice to finally be bringing in more and more from the fields

So nice to finally be bringing in more and more from the fields

Greenhouse Produce: 

  • Greenhouse cucumbers
  • Greenhouse peppers
  • Greenhouse tomatoes minitool partition wizard 다운로드. Our own greenhouse tomatoes are slowly coming back, and we are still supplementing tomatoes from greenhouses in Indiana.

Cut flowers will be available this weekend onedrive file. The rain has brought many on and brightened their hues.

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Produce from Becca: As always, my produce is grown with organic standards in mind without synthetic chemicals vld 다운로드. If you want, call ahead and we’ll set some aside for you as often we sell out fast – 269 244 5690.

  • “Personal size” cabbages ($1/lb 청소년 영화 다운로드. and half a pound to a pound each).
  • Green Beans from the hoophouse, $3/lb.
  • Bell Peppers ($1/each) and Jalapeno Peppers ($0.25/each) from the hoophouse
  • Cherry Tomatoes from the hoophouse ($3/pt.) and Big Beef Slicer Tomatoes ($2.50/lb.)
  • Red Russian, Curly, Siberian and Tuscan Kale, $3/half lb 서울시 로고 다운로드. bag
  • Limited amounts of Lettuce and Carrots
  • Basil from the hoophouse and from the field, $1/bag or loose for $1/oz.

The u-pick herb garden is open for u-pick at $1/bag, look for the bags and scissors hanging on the large bird overlooking the garden. Bring your recipes and pick them fresh! With green beans starting to come in and abundant dill, now is the time to make dilly beans! Mmm.

Brandy is available as are Owl’s Omen and Cherries Jubilant Hard Ciders. We will have open tasting from 1pm-3pm on Saturday for people who would like to learn and sample.

Other Local Products:

  • Thick Greek-style yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Cards
  • Pecan and Cashew Brittle
  • Honey and Maple Syrup
  • Michigan-made Sanders Dark Chocolate Fruit Dip
  • Mary’s jams:   Mary will be here at 11 am on Saturday and Sundays with a selection
  • Gift items (Check out our new Bee spoons that everyone seems to like)

From the Bakery:  
With blueberry season in full swing, this means we will have fresh blueberry pie and blueberry glaze pies for the weekend. Since zucchini is now here, we are bringing back two of our favorites: blueberry-zucchini bread and zucchini chocolate chip cookies. Please feel free to call and order any of our items in advance at 269-244-5690.

The first loaf of blueberry zucchini bread coming out of the oven to cool (I wanted to eat the entire thing)

The first loaf of blueberry zucchini bread coming out of the oven to cool (I wanted to eat the entire thing)

This weekend in the bakery we will also have:

  • Donuts: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cherry, Buttermilk and Blueberry.  
  • Fruit Pies: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb and Blueberry-Rhubarb
  • Specialty pies:  Fresh Blueberry Glaze
  • Cookies: Zucchini-Chocolate Chip, Cut Out, Monster, Lemon, Triple Berry, Peanut Butter, Ginger Molasses and Double Chocolate
  • Bread: Blueberry-Zucchini, Cinnamon, Whole Wheat, Vegetable, Honey Oatmeal, Italian, Multi-Grain, Tuscan, and Hamburger Buns/Hot Dog Buns
  • Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns
  • Muffins: Double Dutch Chocolate, Cherry-Almond, Pistachio, Wildberry, Raisin Bran
  • Coca-Cola Cupcakes
  • Dessert Bars: Cream Cheese Cookie, Caramel Brownie, Mississippi Mud, Tiramisu, Lemon, Chocolate Truffle, Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie, Chocolate Caramel Mousse Brownie
  • Frozen Slushies: Welch’s Grape Juice or Apple Cider
Emma-Grace came in to the bakery over the busy holiday weekend to have a quick visit with her Mom and Grandma!

Emma-Grace came in to the bakery over the busy holiday weekend to have a quick visit with her Mom and Grandma!

Happenings on the farm this week:

We picked lots (1000 pounds) of tart cherries for making brandy and other products.  The cherries were in their prime ripeness, almost sweet, so we can’t wait to see how they process.

A thousand pounds of cherries is a lot of buckets!

A thousand pounds of cherries is a lot of buckets!

After the holiday weekend, I finally got away from the market and out on the farm to see how things were coming along. Here are my findings:  Sweet corn, tomatoes and peppers, our heat-loving crops are not making much progress.  When will we have sweet corn is the new question from most of you, and it is several weeks away, sorry. Field tomatoes will be even longer (August). All of the fruit – the few peaches we have (roughly 20% of a crop) plus apples, pears, plums and grapes – is looking good.  The popular summer Lodi apple will be ready in about 10 days.  We have baseball size cantaloupe and football size watermelon coming along.

As always, thank you for buying local.   Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

When Emma Grace comes to my house, she gets to play with vegetables--have to get her "in the know" at an early age!

When Emma Grace comes to my house, she gets to play with vegetables–have to get her “in the know” at an early age!