Blueberries are in full swing now and you’ll see we’ve got you covered every way possible from picked fresh, pick your own, in our blueberry zucchini bread, in a traditional 2-crust pie, a blueberry glaze pie, and Becca is working on a blueberry hard cider.
Becca’s organic certified produce: Lettuce, kale, green beans, turnips, beets, bunching onions, “single serving” cabbage, and cherry tomatoes. Some of this is in limited quantities so please call ahead and place an order if you want any of these items.
Other fruit and produce available at the market: The market is full of beautiful summer vegetables now….so whether you are grilling ,sautéing or eating raw, this is the time of the year to enjoy them this fresh. (We pick everything every day, and sometimes more than once if we run out!) The most frequent inquiry now is about sweet corn (we think maybe around mid July??) and peaches (check end of July/beginning of August).
Large quantities: For those who want to can or freeze this summer, we have started lists for up to bushel sizes of green beans, peppers, pickling cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes. You can add your name when here or call us at 269-244-5690.
- Brussel Sprouts
- Cut Flowers
- Fresh Cut or “Cut Your Own” Herbs
- Fresh dug potatoes: Yukon Gold, Red Norland and Adirondack Blue
- Field Cucumbers and small picking cukes are coming in daily
- Greenhouse tomatoes
- Green beans
- Onions: Just pulled
- Snow Peas/Sugar Snap Peas/Shell out peas
- Zucchini and Yellow Squash
- PIcked Cherries: We have Picked Sweet Cherries available on the market for sale, they are $5.75 a quart, $3 a pint or two quarts for $10, everything for the year is picked, so when these are gone, they will be done for the year.
- PIcked Blueberries: $26 for a 10-lb box, $13.50 for a 5-lb box, $5 a quart and $3 a pint. 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.
- U-PIck Blueberries: We have a relatively small field compared to most major blueberry growers (only three 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 fun experience! In order to allow everyone to have a chance to pick some, we are limiting the picking to 10 pounds per group until more are ready. We are picking “Duke” berries now. If we get picked out, we will close to allow the berries to ripen up again. So, you may want to call ahead to make sure our u-pick patch is open, 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.
- 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
- For anyone 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 cherries are still open for picking but going fast. You will need at least a step ladder to reach these. Pricing: $1.75 per pound to pick, $1.50 cents per pound for 50 pounds or over. (Same price as last year)
Bakery offerings for the weekend will be:
- Cookies: Cut Out Sugar, zucchini chocolate chip, Monster (chocolate chips, M&M’s peanut butter and oatmeal), Iced Lemon, Triple Berry, Peanut Butter, Ginger Molasses, and Oatmeal Raisin PS: the zucchini chocolate chip cookies are Beth’s absolute favorite–you have to try!
- Pies: Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Rhubarb, and Strawberry Rhubarb. We will have fresh Blueberry Glaze Pies coconut cream available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
- Bread: Whole Wheat, Honey Oat, Cinnamon, Italian, Whole Grain, Vegetable and Tuscan, as well as Hamburger Buns, Hot Dog Buns, and Focaccia Bread. We are partnering with La Brea bakery on the following breads: Semolina Cheese, Rosemary Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic Loaf, and Toasted Sunflower Honey.
- Cinnamon Rolls and Pecan Sticky Buns
- Assorted Dessert Bars
- Mini Cupcakes
- Slushies: Concord and Niagara Grape Blend and Our Own Apple Cider
- Muffins: Double Dutch Chocolate, Strawberry, Pistachio, Wild Berry, Lemon Poppy Seed, Raisin Bran, and Banana Nut
- Donuts: We will have our cherry, blueberry and buttermilk cake donuts available Friday, Saturday, Sunday. We also have our chocolate iced yeast donut rings as well as Bavarian Cream-Filled Long Johns, Raspberry-Filled Bismarks and Cherry Fritters!
Brandy and Hard Cider: We have our usual line of brandies made exclusively from estate-grown produce, including our ever-popular oak aged apple brandy. Made right here, we have Sweet Cider, Strawberry Hard Cider and Dry Cider for sale. We also have Double Cherry Wine, as well as our Tart Cherry Hard Cider and Hopped Hard Cider, which many of you tried and enjoyed when we debuted it last year. If you’d like to try before you buy, we’ll have free tasting at the market from 1 to 3 on Saturday. You can also call and schedule a tour any time: 269 244 5690.
Local Products: We try to offer as many local and Michigan made products as we can.
- Mollie’s Clay Vessels, a Flint based artist who does one of a kind bowls, planters, vases and more
- Meat from Mill Lake Farms, http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/other-products/mill-lake-farm-meats/.
- Yogurt from Mattawan Creamery
- Unique cards made by 3 area artists
- “Flatware” flowers and lady bugs made by our neighbor
- Honey and maple syrup
- Ruth’s pecan and cashew brittle
- Ladd’s Jalapeno mustard (made with peppers grown here)
- Artisan Cheese from Remy Pecot, (Benton Harbor)
- Michigan shaped chairs with matching Upper Peninsula tables (Kalamazoo)
- Eggs (Kalamazoo)
- Detroit Bold Coffee Company coffee (Detroit)
- Dried blueberries and cherries (Traverse City)
- 4 flavors of Great Lakes Chips (Traverse City)
- 5 varieties of Michaelene’s granola (Clarkston)
- Boxed (totally recyclable) water (Grand Rapids)
Need your help, or actually, we just need your “stuff.” Corey Lake Orchards and the Huss School Project https://www.hussproject.com/about have partnered together for years. Today we learned from Sarah (who works here at Corey Lake Orchards most often in the bakery and is in charge of this year’s rummage sale) that they don’t have very much coming in. So we are providing the information here for you to take advantage of cleaning out things you no longer need and at the same time, helping a very good cause. The rummage sale will take place at their annual festival, which is a fun thing to attend, and you will find our fruits and veggies there as well! It is July 23rd: https://www.hussproject.com/event/huss-future-festival-2016
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local. We hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend.
**Other information for U-Pick Tart Cherries
- U-Pick Hours: 8 – 6 daily, please be finished picking by 5:45 p.m. to be back to the market by 6pm.
- Be sure to dress appropriately (closed shoes, long pants and sleeves) as you may run into poison ivy or prickly plants in the orchard area, among other hazards.
- Please bring your own containers. We have buckets you may borrow to pick in, then you can transfer to your own containers (bowls, tubs, buckets, etc.).
- Check in at the market first for directions and to weigh the containers you are picking in.
- Please bring your own ladder as we do not supply ladders. Some of the best cherries are out of reach and even a small step ladder would be helpful.
- Our current orchard is an older orchard with very tall trees, so be mindful this is not always the ideal “small children” picking experience, although perched on a parents’ shoulder seems to work!