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

Monthly Archive: November 2015

Riviera Theatre Wine Night, Texas Township Market, Last Chance for Apples and Frozen Pies

We will be open on Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st, from 10 until 5, then we are really closing for the year. So, last chance to come to the market and stock up.

Apples: Red Rome, Northern Spies, Jonathan, Fuji, Golden and Red Delicious:  All size bags are buy one–get one free until they are gone for the year with the exception of Fuji which are normal priced.

Naturally Grown Produce: Becca has a small table/fridge at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers and stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, leeks, carrots, and more as she harvests this winter. Now that we will be officially closing, we will have some apples there as well. With the winter roads and snow around the market, we think this will be the easiest way for our customers to access fresh produce from the hoophouse.

Becca will be doing a Thanksgiving produce drop-off sometime on Sunday so if you’d like fresh carrots, lettuce, sage, potatoes, or other items, stop by. We’re also happy to reserve items for you and put your name on them in the fridge, just give us a call at 269 244 5690.

Brandy, Wine and Hard Ciders: Available when we are open. If you are interested in a tasting/tour, please contact us to set up an appointment: 269-244-5690.

As you think about your Thanksgiving dinner menu and what beverage will go with all you are preparing,  onsider having our hard cider, a fixture on most dinner tables in this country from its founding until Prohibition (now regaining popularity!). Our hard cider is lower in alcohol than wine, at about 6.5% percent, but has enough acid and tannins to do the job of a Thanksgiving beverage, cleansing and refreshing your palate to get you ready for the next bite, and the next one, and the next one…

If you’d like to sample our products and products from other area wineries, come and see us at the Riveria Theatre’s Wine Night on Saturday, November 21st! It starts at 7pm and we’ll be sampling our wines and ciders.

We’ll also be attending the Texas Township Holiday Market this Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. We will be selling wine, apples, vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, kale, etc.), and sage and other herbs. It will be chilly but we hope to see you there!

Maple Syrup and Honey: We will have a limited stock available, if you would like to order ahead, please call us to have it here.

Bakery Pies: The bakery is closed for the year–and we still have frozen apple pies for sale. (with instructions on how to bake yourself) So sorry, but we have been wiped out of the other flavors and only have apple remaining.  But….it is our very best Northern Spy apple pie and would be perfect at your holiday table.

Happenings on the farm: More pruning of apple trees plus we started the grapes.  More pick up of apple bins, signs, baskets, antiques, bench’s, toys and so on—hard to believe we have that much stuff spread out all over. Beth concluded her travel around the state, took many pictures, gained new ideas, met many great folks whose work is dedicated to providing safe, fresh and wholesome  fruits and vegetables and are passionate about sharing that bounty plus the farm experience with others (and who stay awake at night worrying about the same things she does!). Becca passed another few windy days pleased the hoophouse hasn’t blown over yet. All in all, some nice weeks in this pleasantly warm November.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  As we reflect on the many traditions this time of year, one is the completion of a successful harvest and the celebration of that. That resonates with us as we are grateful to have our major harvests complete and grateful to have shared them with our customers.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

 

 

 

 

 

Still Officially Closed and Unofficially Open – Get Pies, Apples, and More

With a few things left to sell, we decided to remain “unofficially” open, so here’s the deal:

  • We will be “officially” open on Fridays and Saturdays only through November 21st, from 10 until 5 each day.
  • We will remain “unofficially” open if you can catch us around the farm (yes, you can come up the driveway and blow your horn….if we are around, we’ll come over and take care of you…but we can’t hear your horn in the back 40, so you may miss us).
  • Call us and make an appointment:  269-244-5690.

Fresh produce available:

Apples: Red Rome, Northern Spies, Jonathan, Fuji, Golden and Red Delicious:  All size bags are buy one–get one free until they are gone for the year with the exception of Fuji

Naturally Grown Produce: Becca has a small table/fridge at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers and stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, leeks, carrots, and more as she harvests this winter. With the winter roads and snow around the market, we think this will be the easiest way for our customers to access fresh produce from the hoophouse. If you plan to visit the market between 11/10 and 11/21 and want produce from Becca, please call ahead and reserve it 269-244-5690.

Brandy, Wine and Hard Ciders: Available when we are open. If you are interested in a tasting/tour, please contact us to set up an appointment: 269-244-5690.

Maple Syrup and Honey: We will have a limited stock available, if you would like to order ahead, please call us to have it here.

Bakery Pies: The bakery is closed for the year–however, there is a selection of frozen pies available to choose from with instructions on how to bake yourself.  So, if you forgot to order your Thanksgiving pies, just give us a call and we can put those back for you in our freezer for you to bake for the holiday. Pumpkin, Apple, Cherry and Peach are the flavors. 269-244-5690.

Texas Township Thanksgiving Market: We will be at the Texas Township Thanksgiving Market from 4-7pm on Saturday, November 21st. We will be selling wine, apples, vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, kale, etc.), and sage and other herbs. It will be chilly but we hope to see you there!

Happenings on the farm: This great weather has got us scurrying around to1 get so many things done before it gets colder, we are making great progress on getting the apple orchard pruned.

When we finish trimming, the orchard is a tangled mess of  branches that we pull to the center, then mow down for additional mulching.

When we finish trimming, the orchard is a tangled mess of branches that we pull to the center, then mow down for additional mulching.

We use these "squirrel" machines to get up and around the apple trees to prune.

We use these “squirrel” machines to get up and around the apple trees to prune.

This week the bakery staff has come in to make the extra Northern Spy apples into frozen pies that we can start the  season off with next year before the first apples come in.

Many hands make light work--one of our favorite sayings

Many hands make light work–one of our favorite sayings

We will also press a large batch of cider this week with extra apples  for Becca to make into hard cider, she has been so busy keeping up with the hoophouse and all of the happenings in the brandy building.

Vegetables in the hoophouse, 11/10/15.

Vegetables in the hoophouse, 11/10/15.

Beth has finally left the farm (yeah!!) for a few days to travel around the state in her role as the President of Michigan Agritourism. While it may not seem like a vacation as she visits area farms and conducts meetings, it truly is–it is always a pleasure to meet up with like minded people and see what they are doing in their operations.

Hope your fall is going well and we once again, thank you for buying local.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

Officially Closed/Unofficially Open with Apples, Spinach, Lettuce, Squash, Pies, Potatoes

Thanks for those who came out on the rainy Halloween for our last official day of the seasonWith a few things left to sell, we decided to remain “unofficially” open, so here’s the deal:

  • We will be “officially” open on Fridays and Saturdays only through November 21st, from 10 until 5 each day.
  • We will remain “unofficially” open if you can catch us around the farm (yes, you can come up the driveway and blow your horn….if we are around, we’ll come over and take care of you…but we can’t hear your horn in the back 40, so you may miss us).
  • Call us and make an appointment:  269-244-5690.

Fresh produce available:

Apples:  Red Rome, Northern Spies, Jonathan, Fuji, Golden and Red Delicious:  All size bags are buy one–get one free until they are gone for the year

Vegetables: Onions, Potatoes, Butternut Squash

Naturally Grown Produce (this week only, see note): Kale, Lettuce, Spinach. Starting next Tuesday, Becca will be putting a small table/fridge in at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers and stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, leeks, carrots, and more as she harvests this winter. With the winter roads and snow around the market, we think this will be the easiest way for our customers to access fresh produce. We hope you will visit World Fare starting next Tuesday, 11/10. If you plan to visit the market between 11/10 and 11/21 and want produce from Becca, please call ahead and reserve it 269-244-5690.

Brandy, Wine and Hard Ciders: Available when we are open. If you are interested in a tasting/tour, please contact us to set up an appointment: 269-244-5690.

Maple Syrup and Honey: We will have a limited stock available, if you would like to order ahead, please call us to have it here.

Bakery Pies:  The bakery is closed for the year–however, there is a selection of frozen pies available to choose from with instructions on how to bake yourself.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful weather while it lasts, and we hope to see you in the next few weeks.