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

Lettuce, Kale, Spinach – Eat Fresh This Winter!

While we are officially closed for the year, we still have items that you may be interested in and will be happy to meet up with you by appointment (269-244-5690). Some of you may be still feeling the after-effects of Thanksgiving, perhaps finding yourselves in the mood for some fresh produce or needing to find wines, brandies, or a pie to take to an upcoming event. If so, we can help you! Here’s what we have:

Apples: Red Rome, Jonathan, Fuji, Golden 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.  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). My favorite salad this time of year is simple: sliced apples, walnuts and blue cheese chunks added to greens with a simple vinaigrette made of mixing olive oil and balsamic vinegar (1/2 and 1/2 portions). I have also found a great recipe for spinach-kale pasta which I have made three times now in the last week and loved by everyone who tried it. It’s comfort food that is actually healthy!!  Note from Becca: I don’t normally like pasta dishes but I love this one…Note from Becca to Beth: feel free to bring me lunch tomorrow. 🙂

Mixed lettuces for a beautiful winter salad.

Mixed lettuces for a beautiful winter salad.

Spinach growing strong on December 3rd.

Spinach growing strong on December 3rd.

Becca also has a small table/fridge at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers and stocking it with kale, lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions, carrots, and more as she 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. 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: 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–abut 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.

Happenings on the farm: We finally have finished pruning the apples and are focusing on pruning the concord grapes. So if you drive by you may see us working or on some of these warm days (which are not normal in December) if you have your  window open you will hear “snip, snip, snip”  as we cut away the old and leave what we hope are the perfect vines for a great 2016 crop!

 

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards