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

Monthly Archive: January 2017

Does Agritourism ever sleep?

Many of you know I sometimes take off my Corey Lake Orchard’s hat and put on my Michigan Agritourism hat,  where I serve as President on their Board of Directors.  We have close to 300 members in this great state where agriculture thrives.  This role has allowed me to meet so many of my peers, visit their farms and learn so much from them.  I am amazed at the unique and incredibly fun things these folks do in their agritourism operations.  So I thought I would share something I recently wrote for their website about my winter activities. So click on this link below, and while you are there, check out the Michigan Agritourism website and you may find other places you wish to visit!

http://www.michiganfarmfun.com/article.asp?ait=nv&nid=15

PS, thanks to my sister Charlotte, our farm’s beekeeper,  for helping me to edit this–as many of you know from the books she has at our market, she is a very talented writer!    Happy winter to all, Beth

Another Year, Another BLT Countdown Begins

Well, winter was here, then it went, then it came again, then there was a lightning storm, and as of today it looks like winter will be returning tomorrow! With the rainstorms, the farm is as muddy as it is in March and we’re actually looking forward to the return of snow.

As a reminder, you can still purchase fresh spinach, carrots, lettuce, and arugula at World Fare in downtown Three Rivers. They’re open Tuesday through Saturday, call before you go to make sure we’ve stocked what you want! Their number is (269) 273-1253. You can also call us at (269) 244-5690 and we’ll harvest it for you and set aside your order to pick up at the farm or at World Fare (you may have to leave a message but we check our voicemail).

If you’d like to purchase brandy or hard cider, you can call us to set up an appointment to do that. We also have hard cider on the menu at The Local in Centreville. This is a really great restaurant for those of you in the area who are locally-minded. We’re so impressed with their menu and how nice it is working with them, and we appreciate their commitment to sourcing so much of their food from local farms.

2017 has us all in motion, pruning grapes, finishing getting the pruned branches out of the apple orchard and when the rains kept us in this week, we might have spent more time than normal perusing seed catalogs.  Tomato lovers, rest assured, the greenhouse tomato plants have been started and  we’re about 117 days from the first BLT! So we leave you with that image rather than a picture of the grey day here at the farm!

We hope your new year is off to a great start and we thank you for buying local.

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