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

Happy Holidays from all of us at Corey Lake Orchards!

While we are officially closed for the year, we still have items that you may be interested in, especially for the holiday season and will be happy to meet up with you by appointment (269-244-5690).  Here’s what we have:

Apples: Fuji:  These are the best keeping apples, so they are still crisp with the sweet/tart hints in each bite.   Pricing is$24 a bushel, $13 1/2 bushel, $7 peck or $4 for a 1/2 peck. 

Naturally Grown Produce:

It is absolutely delightful to be eating fresh spinach, kale and beautiful lettuce from Becca’s hoophouse this time of year. If you’d like to buy some, please call ahead and let us know what you want (269 244 5690) or check out the small table/fridge  at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers where we are stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, carrots, and more as Becca harvests this winter. We have some apples, potatoes, and black beans there as well. With the winter roads and snow around the market, this is another way for you to access fresh produce from the hoophouse plus do your other shopping in downtown Three Rivers. 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.

Mixed lettuces for a beautiful winter salad.

Mixed lettuces for a beautiful winter salad.

Brandy, Wine and Hard Ciders: For those people who are difficult to buy gifts for, this might be a nice idea. Or, if you are interested in a tasting/tour to get the family out of the house, please call us to set up an appointment: 269-244-5690.

Bakery Pies: The bakery is closed for the year as well–but we still have frozen apple pies for sale (with instructions on how to bake it yourself). It is our Northern Spy apple pie and would be perfect at your holiday table.  The bakery staff has been busier than Santa’s elves lately, today is their last day and pie making will be  done for the year, they have finished about 500 pies.  Thank you bakery staff!

Our bakery staff has been at it all week--look at the love and care that goes into our pies!

Our bakery staff has been at it all week–look at the love and care that goes into our pies!

Happenings on the farm: We are continuing the pruning of the concord grapes and expect to finish by the end of December, right on time, thanks trimming crew!  Then we’re not sure what to do as our white grapes need it to be much colder than this before we start, so okay, where is winter?  Our trees and vineyards are ready for their long winter’s nap.

Beth and Denim checking on the grape trimming progress, look at the pile of vines on the ground!

Beth and Denim checking on the grape trimming progress, look at the pile of vines on the ground!

Freshly trimmed apple orchard waiting for the real winter to come....who missed this apple??

Freshly trimmed apple orchard waiting for the real winter to come….who missed this apple??

Winter maintenance has started on all of the equipment and David has a regular parade going of implements coming in and out of the shop.

This lift tractor has been a favorite over the years but needs some serious work

This lift tractor has been a favorite over the years but needs some serious work

Last week, many of us attended the Great Lakes Expo held annually in Grand Rapids.  This is a 4-day  fruit, vegetable and farm marketing/agritourism conference that is one of the largest in the nation.  Our heads are full of new and reinforced learnings about fruit and vegetable growing, greenhouse and hoophouse production, hard cider, sweet cider, farm market and bakery sessions.     We are eager to try out some new things for 2016 that we took away–so stay tuned!

Beth checking out (and tasting!) new apple varieties.

Beth checking out (and tasting!) new apple varieties.

Emma-Grace attended the baking session with her Mom and Grandmother, starting her out at an early age!

Emma-Grace attended the baking session with her Mom and Grandmother, starting her out at an early age!

Merry Christmas and we wish you a joyful and peaceful holiday season!   Thank you for buying local!  Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards