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

Monthly Archive: June 2017

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Here’s wishing everyone a great holiday weekend. Hope you’ve planned a trip to the farm somewhere in there to enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, and to get your items for the weekend needs. We’ve got fresh produce, baked goods, local meat, cheese and eggs, and our own wine and hard cider selections. We recommend you pair these with good weather, family and friends.

Strawberries just don’t want to end!  The cool nights rejuvenated them so we have continued to keep U-Pick open this week and have picked quarts on the market. We hope to continue through this weekend if the weather permits (if it rains for two days that could put an end to them). So best to call before you come to see what the situation is: 269-244-5690.

Sweet Cherries: U-Pick is now finished for the year. However we still have picked cherries on the market for sale by the quart. We will finish harvesting them from the very tops of the trees today, then have them until they are sold out.

Tart Cherry U-Pick: Open for picking now, we have plenty of these. (See U-Pick cherry information at end of this post.)

    • Tart cherry U-Pick pricing: $1.50/pound, over 50 pounds @ $1.25/pound.
    • Length of season. We have a good crop of these and would expect them to last about another week.

Blueberries–we are coaxing them to be ready for this weekend. If successful, we will have them picked and open for U-Pick. Send warm weather!

  • U-Pick Blueberries: They are just starting and we are going to open up U-Pick Blueberries for the holiday weekend.   We will open on Friday, June 30th to give families a chance to come out. 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 pick a few pounds for the experience. In order to allow everyone to have a chance to pick some, we are limiting the picking to 5 pounds per family until more are ready. We are picking “Duke” berries now. This weekend’s picking will be perfect for small children (supervised by an adult of course) as we have new bushes to pick which are just their height! 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/

    Baby bushes to pick--perfect for small children

    Baby bushes to pick–perfect for small children

What else we have on the market now:

  • Picked Sweet Cherries
  • Picked Tart Cherries
  • Picked Strawberries (hopefully)
  • Picked Blueberries (hopefully)
  • U-Pick Herbs
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kohlrabi
  • Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Greenhouse Tomatoes and Greenhouse Cucumbers
  • Cut Flowers

Organic Produce: Lettuce, cabbage, kale, collards, garlic scapes, cucumbers, sungold cherry tomatoes. This is going to be a great weekend for lettuce as several plantings have come in after the heat wave now and it is so sweet and tender from the cool weather!

Bakery Update:  Be sure to come see us in the bakery, Beth’s favorite cookies are back now that zucchini is in season:  Zucchini chocolate chip! While we are not a gluten-free bakery, we are carrying some gluten free products given the requests for them, starting with muffins and granola. If there is a favorite pie or something you want for the holiday, please feel free to call and have us save it back for you!  269-244-5690.

Bakery offerings for the weekend will be:

  • Cookies: Zucchini Chocolate Chip, Cut Out Sugar, Monster (chocolate chips, M&M’s peanut butter and oatmeal), Iced Lemon, Peanut Butter, Ginger Molasses, S’mores, and Cherry White Chocolate Chip
  • Pies: Blueberry, Blueberry Rhubarb, Cherry, Cherry Berry, Peach, and Strawberry Rhubarb. We will also have Chocolate Cream and Peanut Butter Cream available Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
  • Bread: Whole Wheat, Cinnamon, Italian, Whole Grain, Honey Oat, Vegetable and Tuscan, as well as Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Buns. We are partnering again with La Brea bakery this year and will have the following breads: Semolina Cheese, Roasted Garlic Loaf, Sourdough, and Jalapeño Cheese
  • Cinnamon Rolls and Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Assorted Dessert Bars
  • Muffins: Banana Nut, Blueberry, Lemon Poppyseed, Pistachio, Raisin Bran, Chocolate,  and Cherry Almond. 
  • Donuts: We will have our Blueberry, Buttermilk, and Cherry Cake Donuts available Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday , and Tuesday for the Fourth of July weekend. We will also have Cherry Fritters, Vanilla Fluff Longjohns, Yeast Twists, Bavarian Cream (Custard) Longjohns, Raspberry Bismarks, and Yeast Rings (available all week)
  • Slushies – Apple Cider, Grape

Alcohol offerings: Blueberry cider is back! Just bottled up today. Many of you know this cider from last year. We also have Rhubarbary Coast, our semi-dry rhubarb cider, available in bottles this week now too! Other bottled cider: Sweet Cider, Ginger Cider,  Prince Tribute Cider, Hopped Cider, Brunch Cider, and Bark Bite. We have cherry wine and Kaiser Cyser as well.

We’ll have a few additional ciders on tap during our hard cider happy hour. This weekend we’ll have tastings:

  • Friday from 4-6
  • Saturday from 3-6
  • Sunday 12-3
  • Monday 4-6

Stop on by to sample some cider. In addition to what we have bottled, we’ll have strawberry cider, cherry sage cider, and carrot cider on tap. Of course, we are a small family market so bear with us as we try and figure out the best way to do this and keep the atmosphere you know and love! It is really wonderful sitting in the breeze enjoying a cold cider on these weekend afternoons.

And of course, we have our usual brandy house tours with Bruce from 1-3 on Saturdays, and full range of brandy offerings.

Happenings on the farm:

Today for the first time in 9 years, I walked alone to work. As many of you know, my dog Denim has been “stuck” to my side and moves with every step I take. He passed away last night peacefully, right by my side.

I brought Denim to the farm in 2008 to be a companion for my Dad. Denim was a rescue dog, recovering from a traumatic situation and they were looking for the right place for him. After learning a bit about our farm and our ability to provide a safe and loving environment, they asked us to take him.

From the minute I picked him up, he decided that I was “his person” and that my dad was not! But since I was constantly with Dad on the farm, Dad sort of got a dog. This selection on his part was rather shocking to me as I was not a dog person and had never had or even wanted a dog. So I thought. Many of you may remember how he shied away from people for several years as he slowly recovered from his past and decided it was safe here and he could just be a dog again.

And what a dog he became! How lucky he was to spend each day following me around the farm, chasing a rabbit, scaring deer out of the grape vineyards, following me across the market as many customer hands reached out to pet him. As expected with his purebred traits, he was incredibly smart with impeccable manners. He knew that when we closed at 6pm it was okay to bark at a customer who came up the driveway, but not before then. His German Shepard herding instinct was strong. He would step between me and anyone approaching, even gently nudging customers who got too close. He was a protector of myself, and the farm. He knew that was his job and he never took a day off. Our roles reversed during thunderstorms only!

But I too was the lucky one, along with those of you who knew him.  I had a faithful companion who loved me unconditionally. Who literally stood by my side, knew my every mood, made me laugh, made me smile and then broke my heart when his big heart finally stopped last night. I am grateful for the time we had together and am happy I was able to share him with so many of you over the years.

Twin sisters insist that Denim would like an apple!

Denim, guarding the strawberries on the market

Denim waits for Beth to finish weeding in the terrace garden flower bed

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards appreciates your buying local.  Hope to see you during the holiday weekend.

Information for U-Pick 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. We cannot let anyone climb the trees lest the branches get damaged or even worse, you injure yourself, so please come prepared.

It’s Officially Summer!

Yesterday officially marked the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. And with power supply problems and phone issues it truly felt like the longest day of the year! Thanks to the customers who patiently waited when it took longer to check out. We apologize to those of you who have been trying to call us, everything is back up and running now.

Strawberries are coming to an end. While we will try to keep U-Pick and picked berries on the market through the weekend, it will be a day to day decision based on how they hold up with the heat and potential rain in the forecast. So best to call before you come to see what the situation is: 269-244-5690. We are no longer selling them by the flat as they are harder to pick now, so just by the quart for $3.75. U-Pick pricing remains at $2.25 a quart. So hard to accept that strawberries will be gone for another year. 🙁 They were so sweet this year. Thanks to everyone who came out to pick and to get them fresh at the market.

Sweet Cherry U-Pick l opened on Friday, June 23rd for picking and we have been picked out and they are gone for another year. Sorry!

 

Tart Cherry U-Pick: We will open this orchard on Friday June 23rd when the sweet cherries open (you will need to spot pick carefully to get the ripe ones). Their prime picking will be around June 29th and after if you want to wait and get them nice and ripe.

    • Tart cherry U-Pick pricing:: 1.50 pound, over 50 pounds  @$1.25
    • Length of season. We have a good crop of these and would expect them to last about a week to 10 days.

Information for U-Pick 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. We cannot let anyone climb the trees lest the branches get damaged or even worse, you injure yourself, so please come prepared.
  • Our current orchards are older with very tall trees, so be mindful this is not always the ideal “small children” picking experience unless you come when there is still picking from the ground.

What else we have on the market now:

  • Picked Sweet Cherries
  • Picked Tart Cherries
  • U-Pick Herbs
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kohlrabi
  • Snow Peas
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Limited supply of Greenhouse Tomatoes and Greenhouse Cucumbers. Greenhouse tomato plants produce their fruit in successive “waves” as you can see from this picture. We finished harvesting the first “wave” and now are impatiently waiting for the second wave to turn red. As we have done in previous years, we will be supplementing with tomatoes from Indiana farm greenhouses.

  • Cut flowers will be back this weekend!

Organic Produce: Lettuce, kale, collards, garlic scapes, and carrots, grown in our organically certified hoophouse and at our organic schoolhouse garden. A few cucumbers too and pints of sungold cherry tomatoes too! (Just starting to come in.) Look for the bright organic sign located by the market cooler where we keep this produce fresh.

Bakery Update: This weekend will be the last weekend for our strawberry glaze pies with the strawberry season coming to an end. If you would like us to save something for you feel free to call us at 269-244-5690 and we will gladly set it back for you!

Bakery offerings for the weekend will be:

  • Cookies: Cut Out Sugar, Monster (chocolate chips, M&M’s peanut butter and oatmeal), Iced Lemon, Peanut Butter, Ginger Molasses, S’mores, and Cherry White Chocolate Chip
  • Pies: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Strawberry Glaze
  • Bread: Whole Wheat, Cinnamon, Italian, Whole Grain, Vegetables and Tuscan, as well as Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Buns. We are partnering again with La Brea bakery this year and will have the following breads: Semolina Cheese, Roasted Garlic Loaf, and Jalapeño Cheese
  • Cinnamon Rolls and Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Assorted Dessert Bars
  • Muffins: Banana Nut, Blueberry, Lemon Poppyseed, Pistachio, and Strawberry
  • Donuts: We will have our Blueberry, Buttermilk, and Cherry Cake Donuts available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We will also have Cherry Fritters, Vanilla Fluff Longjohns, Yeast Twists, Bavarian Cream (Custard) Longjohns, Raspberry Bismarks, and Yeast Rings (available all week)
  • Slushies

Alcohol offerings: We have our full range of brandy for sale. In bottles, we have Sweet Cider, Ginger Cider, Dry Cider, Prince Tribute Cider, Hopped Cider, Brunch Cider, and Bark Bite. We have cherry wine and Kaiser Cyser as well.

We’ll have a few additional ciders on tap during our hard cider happy hour, Friday from 4-6 or Saturday from 3-6 if you want a growler or a sample before you buy! In addition to what we have bottled, we’ll have strawberry cider, rhubarb cider, and carrot cider on tap. Of course, we are a small family market so bear with us as we try and figure out the best way to do this and keep the atmosphere you know and love! It is really wonderful sitting in the breeze enjoying a cold cider on these weekend afternoons.

And of course, we have our usual brandy house tours with Bruce from 1-3 on Saturdays, and full range of brandy offerings.

Happenings on the farm:

We are now into thinning apples from trees and varieties that have an abundance of apples. We do this so that the apples remaining can have room to grow to a large size and to get the weight off the limbs so they don’t break. Every year it always surprises us how many apples need to come off, look at what is on the ground in this picture!

Blueberry watching! They are coming and we expect to have them picked and for U-Pick by the 4th of July.

Summer means all of the local farmers markets have started. You can find us at Texas Township Farmers Market every Tuesday, plus every other Saturday (there again on July 8th). Find out more:  http://www.texastownship.org/community/farmers-market/. We also partner with CINO and the Huss School project to have our produce and baked goods at the Three Rivers Farmer’s market every Thursday:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/trfarmersmarket/about/?ref=page_internal

Terri at the Texas Township Market

In the last few weeks, the most frequently asked question has been what kind of flower is in our stone bed in front of the market? It is yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata). We love it! If you want some, see us in the spring when we thin some out before it takes over the entire bed. Find out more about it here:  https://www.gardenia.net/plant/lysimachia-punctata-yellow-loosestrife

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards appreciates your buying local.  Hope to see you during cherry season!

Strawberry and Cherry Update

Strawberry Update: With the weather cooling down we hope strawberries might last another week, hopefully through this coming weekend of June 24/25!

  • U-Pick: We will continue to open the U-Pick berries as long as there is good picking. We started in a new field today and the picking is beautiful. So we except to be open everyday for most of this week and MAYBE through the weekend. Our hours are 8 until noon unless we get picked out early. They are $2.25 a quart, please bring containers to take them home in.
  • Picked berries: Available in the market at $3.75 a quart or a flat of 8 quarts for $28. It really helps us if you could call ahead to reserve a flat if you want them, 269-244-5690!

Sweet cherry update: 

  • Picked Sweet Cherries: We picked a few for the weekend, but now are waiting for more to ripen. We hope to have more again on Wednesday.
  • Sweet Cherry U-Pick will open on Friday, June 23rd for picking. After getting into the trees this week, we realize there are really not a lot of sweet cherries to pick this year due to poor spring pollination when it was so cold and wet. We want to be upfront with you about the picking conditions so you can make the best decision before you drive here, especially if you are coming from a distance. We grow about 8 different varieties including black, red, yellow and a few that are multi-colored. We have lots of yellow sweet cherries which are really good! Try them! This may be the year you want to enjoy your cherries already picked!
    • Pricing: 2.25 per pound to pick (same price as last year.)
    • The sweet cherry trees are very tall (15 – 25 feet). We cannot lend you a ladder (sorry!), see note below on this.
    • Length of the season. It is hard to determine how long they will last since we don’t know how many folks may come out to pick. Feel free to call us before you come and we can tell you how the picking is.  269-244-5690.

Tart cherry update: 

  • Picked Tart cherries will be on the market for sale beginning Friday June 23rd.
  • U-Pick Tart cherries: We will open this orchard on Friday June 23rd when the sweet cherries open (you will need to spot pick carefully to get the ripe ones). Their prime picking will be around June 29th and after if you want to wait and get them nice and ripe.
    • Tart cherry U-Pick pricing will be the same as last year: 1.50 pound, over 50 pounds @$1.25.
    • Length of season. We have a good crop of these and would expect them to last about a week to 10 days.

Information for U-Pick 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. We cannot let anyone climb the trees lest the branches get damaged, so please come prepared.
  • Our current orchards are older 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!

Wanted to get this update out to all of you as we know that strawberries and cherries are June favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, we can’t predict how long we will have U-Pick cherries as we never know how many people will come out and pick. Usually we have sour cherries for around 2 weeks, but sweet cherries go quickly.

 

 

 

 

And the Heat Goes On….

….and so do we. This week’s heat has caused everything to ripen quickly and all at once.  Which means working longer in this heat to harvest! It means keeping the irrigation running around the clock to keep everything watered and alive. And it means worrying about what we can’t irrigate (our orchards and vineyards). So if we seem tired, we are!!  So how can you help? By purchasing those items that we have too many of due to the heat: strawberries, lettuce, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi for starters. Haven’t tried kohlrabi before? This is the time to try. And there is nothing like fresh picked broccoli, we have it in heads or florets.  We thank you in advance if you can work these into your upcoming menu!

Strawberries: Due to the heat, it will be a short season.  At this point we forecast U-Pick strawberries going through Sunday June 18th, and then will re-assess after that.  We hope to have picked berries available one more full week, hoping we might have them through June 24th. Of course, it depends on the weather.

  • Already picked berries are $3.75 a quart, or $28 for an 8 quart flat. We try to have these on hand for the entire day, but usually run out by the end of the day. We are picking the Jewel variety right now, which are large, sweet and beautiful.  Feel free to call us to save some if you want. We have called everyone back now who placed an order for flats of strawberries, if you did not get a call, please contact us.
  • U-Pick strawberries: available every day at 8 am until noon (unless we pick out earlier). We are planning on continuing through Sunday June 18th. After that, check back with us.
  • Berry picking ready for tomorrow

What else we have on the market now:

  • Rhubarb: This also is coming to an end.
  • Greenhouse Cucumbers
  • Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Some of our U-Pick Herbs are readyFind bags and scissors for cutting herbs around the neck of the bird overlooking the herb garden. A list of what is ready is posted at the market.
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asparagus–we have just a few pounds left and it will be gone for the year

    Asparagus field has gone to ferns to make next year’s crop

Organic Produce: Lettuce, kale, collards, garlic scapes and carrots, grown in our organically certified hoophouse and at our organic schoolhouse garden. A few cucumbers too and pints of sungold cherry tomatoes too! (Just starting to come in.) Look for the bright organic sign located by the market cooler where we keep this produce fresh.

Never tried garlic scapes? These are the green tops of the garlic that we remove to help encourage the garlic to grow bigger bulbs. They taste like garlic and can be used similarly, or can be blended into a pesto, or can be stir fried with your vegetables, or…whatever you want, really! They’re so good

Bakery Update: We’d like to acknowledge all of the fathers this weekend and wish you a Happy Father’s Day. All fathers get a free cake donut from our bakery on Friday, Saturday or Sunday! This weekend we will have our strawberry glaze pies again and we also make shortcakes daily to pair with your strawberries. (Whipped cream in the cooler!) If you would like us to save something for you feel free to call us at 269-244-5690 and we will gladly set it back for you!

Bakery offerings for the weekend will be:

  • Cookies: Cut Out Sugar, Monster (chocolate chips, M&M’s peanut butter and oatmeal), Iced Lemon, Peanut Butter, Ginger Molasses, Smores, and Cherry White Chocolate Chip
  • Pies: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Strawberry Glaze and Pecan (made these pecan pies for a great Father’s day gift!)
  • Bread: Whole Wheat, Cinnamon, Italian, Whole Grain, Vegetables and Tuscan, as well as Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Buns. We are partnering again with La Brea bakery this year and will have the following breads: Semolina Cheese, Roasted Garlic Loaf, and Jalapeño Cheese
  • Cinnamon Rolls and Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Assorted Dessert Bars
  • Muffins: Banana Nut, Blueberry, Lemon Poppyseed, Pistachio, and Strawberry
  • Donuts: We will have our Blueberry, Buttermilk, and Cherry Cake Donuts available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We will also have Cherry Fritters, Vanilla Fluff Longjohns, Yeast Twists, Bavarian Cream (Custard) Longjohns, Raspberry Bismarks, and Yeast Rings (available all week)
  • Slushies

Alcohol offerings: We have our full range of brandy for sale. We also have cherry wine, as well as: Strawberry Cider (the 2017 edition of the cider many of you liked last year), Sweet Cider, Ginger Cider, Dry Cider, Hometown Hero, Bark Bite, Brunch Cider, and Afternoon Cider.

We also have a Prince Tribute Cider we launched last week in honor of Prince’s birthday made with plum, honey, and vanilla. Becca was a really big Prince fan and much of the hard cider you enjoy was brewed with his music playing in her headphones. Curious? Come to our hard cider happy hour on Friday from 4-6 or Saturday from 3-6 if you want a growler or a sample before you buy! Of course, we are a small family market so bear with us as we try and figure out the best way to do this and keep the atmosphere you know and love! We look forward to seeing you. It is really wonderful sitting in the breeze enjoying a cold cider on these weekend afternoons.

And of course, we have our usual brandy house tours with Bruce from 1-3 on Saturdays.

Happenings on the farm:

We watched the cherries turn from green to gold, red and black. While they look ready, they are not quite.  We will try to pick a few sweet cherries this weekend for the market. Check back on June 22 and we’ll try to figure out when u-pick sweet cherries might start. The tart cherries are another week away, check back around June 26th on those.

We drank water, picked strawberries, and repeated for many hours every day. As you drive by you will see we have staked our tomatoes, the plants are coming along nicely, blooming and setting fruit. We picked so much broccoli because it all got ready at the same time, over 300 heads on one day!

One of the questions our customers ask frequently is how we keep unwanted pests out of our fields….as they relay the tales of how rabbits, deer, raccoons, etc. are eating their gardens up. The answer: We don’t!  We have the same problems you do. We have the luxury of more space than most gardeners do so we plant extra knowing we will lose some. This year has been particularly difficult, each of the flags in this picture shows where an animal ate a tomato plant, so far we have replanted 400….not happily either!

We want to thank all of you for coming out this week, picking berries or buying produce in this heat. Also a huge thanks to everyone who works here for your perseverance in these conditions.

Doesn’t the inner child in all of us want to pick up a large juicy berry and savor it like this little customer did?!!!

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards sends our best wishes to all of the fathers and we as always, appreciate your buying local.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local!

Strawberry update

U-Pick Strawberry Information–Updated 6-13-17  4:30 pm

U-Pick strawberries will be open:  Wednesday June 14th and probably through this weekend.  Given the heat bringing the berries on quicker, we expect to be open every day now at 8 am.  It is still best to check our facebook page, our website, or call us to make sure we are open before you come.  We will keep everything updated as the situation changes.  269-244-5690.

On the days we open, we will open at 8 am, and close the field when the berries for the day are picked out or at noon, which ever comes first!  Please bring quart boxes if you have them, or something to take your berries home in.  We will loan you boxes to pick in.

U-Pick is $2.25  quart.

Picked strawberries are available for $3.75 a quart or $28 a flat of 8 quarts.   We should have plenty this week, but the heat will make the berry season go quickly.  Please call us to order if you need.