Hello! The farm is still winding down for the season but as promised we’ll be open Saturday and Sunday so you can pick up things for the holidays. If you can’t make it this weekend, we’ll be open the following other days:
- Saturday November 19th 11 – 3
- Sunday November 20th 11 – 3
- December 3rd 11 – 3
- December 17th 11 – 3
Here’s what we still have available:
- All half bushels of apples are Buy Two Get One Free, so it is 1 and 1/2 bushels for $24. Can mix and match all varieties. We have several varieties that keep very well for the winter, ask us about these. If this is still too many apples, then give a bag to a sports team, a school group or donate to a food bank. We send apples weekly to area food banks, if you don’t want your free bag you can live it in our food bank bin for next week’s delivery. See the list of apples still available below**
- Onions—2 bags for $10 (normally $8 bag)
- Winter squash, $20 a bushel — mix up your own (this is about 20 squash)
- Herbs for Thanksgiving. Need any sage, rosemary, etc.? The garden is loaded!
- Becca’s organic produce, including some garlic!
- Tasting and tour in the distillery from 1 – 3 pm on Saturday! You can sample almost every one of our products for free, and this week, we have 12 different meads in fermentation for you to look at and learn about, if you’re interested! We won’t be sampling them but it’s a pretty cool science experiment if we do say so ourselves.
- Brandy, wine and our vast selection of hard ciders. A lot of hard cider specials on right now.
- Baked goods: frozen take and bake pies (if you want to pre-order for Thanksgiving or Christmas and have us store in our freezer and pickup on one of the weekends we are open closer to when you need them, we are happy to do that)
**Varieties of apples still available:
- Fuji: Our late Fuji are now in! Fantastic sweet and tart flavor, with a low acid content, an incredibly good keeper. Stays for weeks without being refrigerated.**Below see information on how to best store apples.
- Pink Lady: a fairly new apple to Michigan, hard tart apple with a beautiful pink cheek. Keeps well.
- Red Rome: Very red, round apple that looks just like it came out of a storybook. Has a mild, sweet flavor, popular for baking because it holds flavor and shape well. Good keeper.
- Braeburn: Sweet with a hint of tart and a firmness that stores well. Very versatile apple that bakes well and great for fresh eating.
- Cameo: A sweet apple with a bite to it, nice sized and striped color
- Jonathan: Pretty and popular, used for fresh eating and cooking, a favorite for apple butter and taffy apples. (almost all gone)
- Northern Spy: The professional baker’s dream, cooks up well in applesauce, pie and other dishes. Stores well, easy to remember by saying: Spy’s for pies. We are currently using it in our pies in the bakery.
- Red Delicious: America’s most popular apple “back in the day.” Best for fresh eating and snacks. Full-flavored sweet taste. (almost all gone)
- Golden Delicious: A gingery-smooth, sweet taste under a thin skin. It’s the most popular yellow apple, good eaten fresh, baked or cut in salads.
- Honeycrisp: This seems to be many people’s favorite. It is crisp with an excellent sweet flavor and a “bite” to it. Great for eating fresh or using in salads.
We hope to see you out in the nice weather this weekend.