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

Monthly Archive: July 2019

We love sweet corn season!

What a beautiful week we have had so far.  Our fruits and vegetables are loving the cooler temperatures and so are we!

Yes, sweet corn is finally here!  Our first variety is an early one called “kick off” which is incredibly sweet. To celebrate sweet corn season we are offering a weekend special.  $6 a dozen, 3 dozen or more for $5 a dozen.   We’d encourage you to cook up some extra as everyone will want more than a few ears!   If you want to can or freeze, we’d recommend you wait for our later corn coming in a few weeks.

Now that we have sweet corn, the most frequently asked questions is about tomatoes….When will tomatoes be ready from the field?  Answer:  They are just starting to turn red, they are delayed due to the cool spring.  Meanwhile, we sill continue with tomatoes coming out of our greenhouse and supplementing from Indiana.  Can we get green tomatoes?  Answer:  Yes, since so many of you can’t wait any longer for a fried green tomato, we will have them on the market this weekend!

Save the Date!  Our 3rd Annual All Things Local “Downtown to Down Home” festival is Sunday, August 4th from 11 am to 3 pm.  Come join us for art, food, music, and displays from a variety of local vendors and organizations.  You can find more details at the end of this post.**

Blueberry season is in full swing!

Blueberry picking!  We are open from 8 until 1 for U-pick blueberries.  We have lots of beautiful blueberries to pick.  Since we currently have so many, we are allowing folks to pick as many as they would like (no limit) and if you pick 10 pounds ore more, the price is $1.50 a pound.  If you pick under 10 pounds, the U-Pick blueberry price is $2 a pound.

Picked Blueberry update: We are bringing picked blueberries in to sell at the market from Brookside Farms as we have for many years.  These are available by the pint, quart, 5 lb box or 10 pound box.

Here’s what is on the market now:

  • Fresh broccoli, zucchini, kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumbers, yellow summer squash, fresh dug onions, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic scapes, cucumbers, peas, new potatoes (Red Norland and Yukon Gold), green beans, brussel sprouts, cherry tomatoes
  • Organic cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes and garlic
  • Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers
  • U-pick herbs are ready.  There are bags and scissors for cutting around the neck of the bird overlooking the herb garden. We no longer have any rosemary, thanks to our little rabbit friends:(

Lodi apples are coming!  We have a few for sale now by the pound and expect to harvest most of the crop next week.  We will be calling everyone then who have ordered them in advance.  We are still taking orders, please call us at 269-244-5690.   These are many folks favorite for making a green/tart applesauce, the first of the season.

Are you looking for larger quantities to can, pickle or freeze?  Just call or stop in the market to get on the lists we keep for bushels of pickling cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn and other produce.   Many of our staff members can, freeze and pickle produce, so seek them out with your questions.

This weekend in the bakery we still have the blues:  Blueberry Rhubarb pies, Fresh Blueberry Glaze pies, Blueberry muffins, and Blueberry scones!  We will have fall flavored donuts-Apple cider, Pumpkin and Buttermilk (available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).   If you would like anything reserved, give us a call at 269-244-5690 and we would be happy to save it for you!

This weekend’s offerings will be:

  • Cookies: Unicorn Cut Outs cookies are back! Frosted Lemon, M&M “Monster”, Zucchini Chocolate Chip, Chaos, Mudslide, and Salted Caramel
  • Pies: Blueberry, Blueberry Rhubarb, Cherry, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Fresh Blueberry Glaze pie is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Breads: Mill Grain, Wheat and Rye Herb, Potato Scallion, and Herb Baguette.  Whole Wheat, Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Italian, Tuscan,  Hamburger and Hotdog Buns
  • Note:  We are sorry we will not have focaccia bread until September due to a supplier issue:(
  • Cinnamon Rolls, Sticky Buns, Yeast Donuts, muffins, scones
  • Dessert bars: Strawberry, peanut butter mousse, chocolate caramel, lemon burst, chocolate truffle. 
  • New dessert bars:  Key lime pie bomb, chocolate and white mousse
  • Fall flavors cake donuts: Buttermilk, Apple Cider, and Pumpkin (Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Slushies- Check out our new slushie machine, now featuring 3 flavors; Unpasteurized Apple Cider, White Grape Peach, and Grape blend. 

Also in the bakery you can find:

  • Local Gluten free items
  • Local Plainwell Ice cream to scoop out with pie.
  • Jake’s Country Meats,  pork products
  • Welch’s juice products, from Lawton
  • Local chocolates —we are restocked now on dark chocolate!

Alcohol offerings:

  • Brandies:  Pear, Grape, Apple, Cherry, Peach, and Grappa
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Wines: Double Cherry and Kaiser Cyser
  • Hard Cider flavors: Standard Dry, Standard Sweet,  Bark Bite, Cortabella, Currant/Cacoa, Elves, United Squash Federation, Ginger, Strawberry and Brunch. 
  • Brandy tours and tasting is available every Saturday from 1 until 3 pm, in the Brandy Barn/Distillery.   Bruce, our brandy maker will be there to welcome you, talk with you about our process, offer sample brandy and some hard ciders as well!  It’s always an interesting and fun experience.

Bruce Ruesink in the Brandy House

  • Welcome back to Happy Hour! Happy Hour, with free cider samples for the tasting, happens on Saturday from 3 to 6 in the breezeway.  If you want to taste more than the three free samples, ciders can be purchased for continued enjoyment here or to take home.

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local!

Reminder:  Corey Lake Orchards is closed every Tuesday.  We will continue to share this notice since it is a major change.  As a small family business, we have begun to realize that to best serve our customers with an exceptional product and experience, we need a down day once per week to regroup, reorganize, and re-energize.

**ALL THINGS LOCAL “DOWNTOWN TO DOWN HOME” FESTIVAL
August 4th, Sunday 11 to 3 at Corey Lake Orchards
Corey Lake Orchards:  distillery tastings and hard cider happy hour (noon to 3)
Corey Lake Orchards:  market, bakery, play yard, u-pick blueberries
Faith in Flora:  floral arrangements and plants
Jenifer Adams, LMT:  complimentary seated chair massage
Local Youth Summer Camps:  information on Camp Eberhart, Camp Friesenwald, Bair Lake Bible Camp and Camp Tavor
Maple Row Sugarhouse:  food truck
Nature’s’ Edibles from Ginger Hills Farms:  food treats
St. Joseph County Historical Society of Michigan-historical information
St. Joseph/Cass County Conversation districts :sustainability and composting
The Chilbillys:  bluegrass, folks and country music
Three Rivers Artist’s guild:  featuring artwork from ten local artists
Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority: local information and door prizes
Triple Creek CrossFit:  fitness and workout demonstrations

Yes…..summer has arrived!

We certainly have the heat of summer (and maybe a bit more than any of us would like!) plus the market chock full of summer produce coming in.   The only thing we need to declare it officially summer is sweet corn…..and we hope to have that within a week.   The heat is making everything ripen quicker than normal so we have lots of everything all of a sudden.  Fresh vegetables, raw or cooked, are perfect for a lighter meal and snacks on these miserably hot days.  Keep the heat out of the house by grilling a bunch of them!  Nothing like grilled vegetables tossed into a salad or use them in sandwiches.

Save the Date!  Our 3rd Annual All Things Local “Downtown to Down Home” festival is Sunday, August 4th from 11 am to 3 pm.  Come join us for art, food, music, and displays from a variety of local vendors and organizations.  More details to follow…but save the date.

Blueberry season is in full swing!

Blueberry picking!  We are open from 8 until 1 for U-pick blueberries.  We have lots of beautiful blueberries to pick.  Since we currently have so many, we are allowing folks to pick as many as they would like (no limit) and if you pick 10 pounds ore more, the price is $1.50 a pound.  If you pick under 10 pounds, the U-Pick blueberry price is $2 a pound.

Picked Blueberry update: We are bringing picked blueberries in to sell at the market from Brookside Farms as we have for many years.  These are available by the pint, quart, 5 lb box or 10 pound box.

Here’s what is on the market now:

  • Fresh broccoli, zucchini, kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumbers, yellow summer squash, fresh dug onions, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic scapes, cucumbers, snow peas and sugar snap peas, new potatoes, green beans, brussel sprouts
  • Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers
  • U-pick herbs are ready.  There are bags and scissors for cutting around the neck of the bird overlooking the herb garden.

Sooo many green beans coming in now!

Tart/Sour Cherries:  We have some already picked on the market that we are picking at Schultz’s Fruitridge Farm in Mattawan. We will only have them for a few more days, then cherry season comes to a close.

Lodi apples are coming!  These are many folks favorite for making a green/tart applesauce, the first of the season.  We have a good crop and are taking orders for them now!

Are you looking for larger quantities to can, pickle or freeze?  Just call or stop in the market to get on the lists we keep for bushels of pickling cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn and other produce.   Many of our staff members can, freeze and pickle produce, so seek them out with your questions.

This weekend in the bakery we are feeling very blue-berry!  We will have Blueberry Rhubarb pies, Fresh Blueberry Glaze pies, and our famous Blueberry Zucchini Bread!  We are also switching to fall flavored donuts-Apple cider, Pumpkin and Buttermilk (available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).  We always hear from our summer customers how much they miss not being here in the fall for these flavors, plus if we put our minds to it, maybe we can make it feel like fall and not feel so hot!  If you would like anything reserved, give us a call at 269-244-5690 and we would be happy to save it for you!

This weekend’s offerings will be:

  • Cookies: Pig Cut Outs, Frosted Lemon, M&M “Monster”, Zucchini Chocolate Chip, Chaos, Mudslide, and Salted Caramel
  • Pies: Blueberry, Blueberry Rhubarb, Cherry, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Fresh Blueberry Glaze pie is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Breads: Mill Grain, Wheat and Rye Herb, Potato Scallion, and Herb Baguette. Blueberry Zucchini, Whole Wheat, Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Italian, Tuscan, Focaccia, Hamburger and Hotdog Buns
  • Cinnamon Rolls, Sticky Buns, Yeast Donuts, muffins, scones
  • Dessert bars: Strawberry, peanut butter mousse, chocolate caramel, lemon burst, chocolate truffle. 
  • Fall flavors cake donuts: Buttermilk, Apple Cider, and Pumpkin (Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Slushies- Check out our new slushie machine, now featuring 3 flavors; Unpasteurized Apple Cider, White Grape Peach, and Grape blend. 

Also in the bakery you can find:

  • Local Gluten free items
  • Local Plainwell Ice cream to scoop out with pie.
  • Jake’s Country Meats,  pork products
  • Welch’s juice products, from Lawton
  • Local chocolates —we are restocked now on dark chocolate!

Alcohol offerings:

  • Brandies:  Pear, Grape, Apple, Cherry, Peach, and Grappa
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Wines: Double Cherry and Kaiser Cyser
  • Hard Cider flavors: Standard Dry, Standard Sweet, Preach, Bark Bite, Blueberry, Hometown Hero, Cortabella, Currant/Cacoa, Elves, United Squash Federation, Ginger, Strawberry and Brunch. 
  • Brandy tours and tasting is available every Saturday from 1 until 3 pm, in the Brandy Barn/Distillery.   Bruce, our brandy maker will be there to welcome you, talk with you about our process, offer sample brandy and some hard ciders as well!  It’s always an interesting and fun experience.
  • Welcome back to Happy Hour! Happy Hour, with free cider samples for the tasting, happens on Saturday from 3 to 6 in the breezeway.  If you want to taste more than the three free samples, ciders can be purchased for continued enjoyment here or to take home.

Happenings on the farm:  Finding ways to stay cool and keep our produce cool 🙁  Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local.  We hope to see you soon and remember, eat your fruits and veggies in this heat, please!  While keeping hydrated….

Reminder:  Corey Lake Orchards is closed every Tuesday.  We will continue to share this notice since it is a major change.  As a small family business, we have begun to realize that to best serve our customers with an exceptional product and experience, we need a down day once per week to regroup, reorganize, and re-energize.

 

 

 

It’s Blueberry Time!

Finally, blueberries are ripening  across Michigan and we have them picked and for you to pick!  With strawberry season over, that has been the most frequently asked question is when they would be available.  The other most frequently asked questions are about green beans (we should have them this weekend) and sweet corn (still around 10 days away!)  We are really excited about what is happening in downtown Three Rivers, make sure you see the update at the end of this post.

Blueberry picking!  We are open from 8 until 1 for U-pick blueberries.  Our small bushes are ready now along with many of our large ones, they are large, sweet berries!  Since we have a small field, we are limiting picking to 10 pounds per family right now so as many as  possible can enjoy picking locally.  Our U-Pick blueberry price is $2 a pound.

If you are looking to pick a lot of blueberries, we recommend you try Brookside Farms, located in Paw Paw. They supply our picked berries and have a delightful farm for you to visit and pick at – 269-657-3500 or check their website:  https://brooksidefarmsmi.com/

If you are in the blueberry field, please smell the milkweed blooms (a most fragrant/lovely smell) and please don’t hurt them even though they are considered a weed.  We have left them there on purpose to help with the national monarch butterfly problem.  We have not seen a monarch butterfly here this year, which is incredibly sad.  Last year we did this, and got many butterflies since this is one of their favorite foods.

Picked Blueberry update: We are bringing picked blueberries in to sell at the market from Brookside Farms as we have for many years.  The season is starting up slow with rains and heat, but we hope to keep a steady supply here available in pints, quarts and 10- and 5-pound boxes.  If you are trying to freeze blueberries, we’d recommend you wait a few weeks for some of the later varieties.  Since they are just starting, you may want to call ahead to make sure we have 10 pound boxes on hand.  269-244-5690.

Here’s what is on the market now:

  • Fresh broccoli, zucchini, kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumbers, yellow summer squash, fresh dug onions, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic scapes, cucumbers, snow peas and sugar snap peas, new potatoes
  • Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers
  • U-pick herbs are ready.  There are bags and scissors for cutting around the neck of the bird overlooking the herb garden.  A list of what is ready is posted at the market.

The cauliflower is beautiful this year

Sweet Cherries:  These are now gone for the season.

Tart/Sour Cherries:  We have some already picked on the market that we are picking at Schultz’s Fruitridge Farm in Mattawan.  They are very nice, we will have them for about 1 week.  If you are looking to get quite a few, please call the market and place an order so we can get it picked for you.  269-244-5690.   If you are looking for a place to pick cherries, we recommend going there.  They have about 30 acres of beautiful tart cherries.   You can call them at 269-668-3724 or find them at https://schultzfruitridgefarms.com/.

Lodi apples are coming!  These are many folks favorite for making a green/tart applesauce, the first of the season.  We have a good crop and are taking orders for them now!

From the Bakery: 

Bakery:  

This weekend in the bakery we will have Fresh Blueberry Glaze pies, available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We start with our scratch made pie crust, and add a freshly made glaze sauce and fresh, not baked blueberries! If you would like anything reserved, give us a call at 269-244-5690 and we would be happy to save it for you!

This weekend’s offerings will be:

  • Cookies: Unicorn Cut Outs, Frosted Lemon, M&M “Monster”, Zucchini Chocolate Chip, Chaos, Mudslide, and Salted Caramel
  • Pies: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and Strawberry Rhubarb.  Fresh Blueberry Glaze pie is only available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Breads: Mill Grain, Wheat and Rye Herb, Potato Scallion, and Herb Baguette.   Whole Wheat, Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Italian, Tuscan, Focaccia, Hamburger and Hotdog Buns
  • Cinnamon Rolls, Sticky Buns, Yeast Donuts, muffins, scones
  • Dessert bars: Strawberry, peanut butter mousse, chocolate caramel, lemon burst, chocolate truffle. 
  • Summer flavors cake donuts: Buttermilk, Blueberry, and Cherry (Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Slushies- Check out our new slushy machine, now featuring 3 flavors; Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Strawberry, and Grape

Who loves unicorns?

 

Also in the bakery you can find:

  • Local Gluten free items
  • Local Plainwell Ice cream to scoop out with pie.
  • Jake’s Country Meats,  pork products
  • Welch’s juice products, from Lawton
  • Local chocolates —we are restocked now on dark chocolate!

Alcohol offerings:

  • Brandies:  Pear, Grape, Apple, Cherry, Peach, and Grappa
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Wines: Double Cherry and Kaiser Cyser
  • Hard Cider flavors: Standard Dry, Standard Sweet, Preach, Bark Bite, Blueberry, Hometown Hero, Cortabella, Currant/Cacoa, Elves, United Squash Federation, Ginger, Strawberry and Brunch. 
  • Brandy tours and tasting is available every Saturday from 1 until 3 pm, in the Brandy Barn/Distillery.   Bruce, our brandy maker will be there to welcome you, talk with you about our process, offer sample brandy and some hard ciders as well!  It’s always an interesting and fun experience.
  • Welcome back to Happy Hour! Happy Hour, with free cider samples for the tasting, happens on Saturday from 3 to 6 in the breezeway.  If you want to taste more than the three free samples, ciders can be purchased  for continued enjoyment here or to take home.

Happenings on the farm:  With no strawberries or cherries to pick, we are finally getting back to so many things we had to let go for a bit:  mowing, weeding, pruning, thinning apples, maintenance, replanting where the rabbits ate the plants, and getting a little deserved downtime, especially in the hot afternoons!

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local.  We hope to see you soon.

Reminder:  Corey Lake Orchards is closed every Tuesday.  We will continue to share this notice since it is a major change.  As a small family business, we have begun to realize that to best serve our customers with an exceptional product and experience, we need a down day once per week to regroup, reorganize, and re-energize.

Update from Three Rivers:

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN AGAIN!

Three Rivers is the place to be!  With so many new and exciting things popping up everyday, we invite and encourage you to EAT, SHOP, PLAY and DINE in Downtown Three Rivers.

Just a friendly reminder, we now have six wonderful, unique dining establishments right here in the heart of Main Street.  Roosters, Landmark Taphouse and Grille, Main Street Café, Venue 45, Kelsey Block and the Riviera’s doors are wide open and ready to welcome you and serve up some delicious, mouth-watering entrees!

It is with great excitement that we also announce a new crowdfunding campaign to convert our east side walk thru into an East Alley, with outdoor seating, market lights, a stage for live music and of course ART!  The campaign is being offered in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  If our campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $25,000 by September 1st, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by the MEDC’S Public Spaces Community Places program.  For project details and to donate, please visit:  patronicity.com/eastalley.

Ladies….Come Get Your Sass On….Friday, July 12th, 5 – 8 p.m. in Downtown Three Rivers.  Special Events, Promotions, Music, Giveaways, and MORE!  $5 participation fee includes commemorative wine glass and goody bag!  Follow us on facebook at Sass in the City for more details!

If you have any questions or want more details on any of these exciting opportunities or you just want to get plugged into the fun, please feel free to email me at threeriversdda@gmail.com or call me at 269.535.5145!

See you Downtown!

Tricia Meyer

 

Corey Lake Orchards Dog Policy

We love dogs, too!  Especially well-behaved, socialized dogs, but please keep them on a leash and pick up after them.  Due to Federal Food Safety regulations, no dogs are allowed in food retail areas including the farm market, bakery and brandy distillery, as well as pick-your-own areas.  During some of our peak season activities which draw many folks out to the farm, we would encourage you to leave your dog at home where they will be more comfortable than around large groups of people.  We have many open areas surrounding the main farm complex where you can be with your dog and designated areas near the you-pick locations.  Any of our staff will be happy to help you with this.  Poorly behaved dogs causing issues will be asked to leave.

Pat, Mary Anne, and their cute dog Sandy are frequent visitors to the farm.  Sandy waits patiently while each of them take turns shopping, often greeting customers!

We thank you for your understanding, Corey Lake Orchards

Happy Independence Day!

Yes, we are open our regular hours on the 4th of July  (and all holidays) from 8 until 6.  We have not been able to train our fruits and vegetables to not grow on a holiday, thus we will be out in the fields early to have just picked produce when you get here.

  • Red:  Cherries, double red cherry wine, cherry pie, cherry fritters, red potatoes, red raspberries, strawberries
  • White:  cauliflower, white onions, sour cream, yogurt, vanilla ice cream
  • Blue:  Blueberry pie, blueberry scones, blueberry muffins

and of course there are lots of other colors across the market and bakery!

Here’s wishing everyone a great and safe holiday weekend/weekday, or whenever you have a chance to celebrate the 4th of July and just kick back.  Please consider a trip to our farm over the Holiday to enjoy our relaxed atmosphere.  This is the first year in the history of the farm that we have had strawberries on the 4th of July!!  They are overlapping with cherry season so we have both to offer!  And a local farm picked red raspberries for us, my favorite.

Strawberries are now over for the year, thanks for a great season to all of our customers who enjoyed them.

Here’s what is on the market now:

  • Fresh broccoli, zucchini, kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumbers, yellow summer squash, fresh dug onions, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, garlic scapes, cucumbers
  • Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Rhubarb--last of the season
  • U-pick herbs are ready.  There are bags and scissors for cutting around the neck of the bird overlooking the herb garden.  A list of what is ready is posted at the market.

Juist picked squash coming in from the field

Blueberry picking!  We are open from 8 until 1 for U-pick blueberries.  Our small bushes are ready now, large ones about a week away.  Since we have a small field, we are limiting picking to 5 pounds per family right now so as many as  possible can enjoy picking and have their first taste of blueberry season.  Our U-Pick blueberry price is $2 a pound.

These bushes are lots of fun for toddlers and preschoolers! With of course some help!

As you are in the blueberry field, please smell the milkweed blooms in the field (a most fragrant/lovely smell) and please don’t hurt them even though they are considered a weed. We have left them there on purpose to help with the national monarch butterfly problem. We have not seen a monarch butterfly here this year, which is incredibly sad.  Last year we did this, and got many butterflies since this is one of their favorite foods.

General Blueberry update: We anticipate having picked berries on the market the week of July 8th, once again we will be bringing them in from Brookside Farms  which allows us to use our small 3 acre field for U-Pick.    Our U-pick blueberries are for small quantities and for the experience.  If you are looking to pick a lot of blueberries, we recommend you try Brookside Farms, located in Paw Paw. They supply our picked berries and have a delightful farm for you to visit and pick at.  269-657-3500 or check their website:  https://brooksidefarmsmi.com/

Sweet Cherries:  We are bringing sweet cherries in from a farm in Coloma.  They are the large, black cherries, very sweet.  We have them by the quart or the 20 pound box.  We will have them only for a few more days.

Tart/Sour Cherries:

If you are interested in picking tart cherries, please call the market 269-244-5690 and Brenda or Beth will call you back.   We have a smaller crop due to some rain damage.  We do have some already picked on the market and hope to bring some in from another farm next week.  Based on the heat, ours will not last long.  Next week, you might try Schultz’s Fruitridge Farm in Mattawan as theirs will be ready.  They have about 30 acres of beautiful tart cherries.   You can call them at 269-668-3724 or find them at https://schultzfruitridgefarms.com/.

From the Bakery:  Happy Independence Day!! We hope everyone has a fantastic holiday weekend! We will have pies, cake donuts (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), cookies and breads for your get together needs! This weekend we will be featuring another new pie: Cherry Cheesecake Pie, this is a cheesecake base with our cherry pie filling on top, a must try! If you would like anything reserved, give us a call at 269-244-5690 and we would be happy to save it for you!

Bakery:  This weekend’s offerings will be:

  • Cookies: Red, White, and blue butterfly Cut Outs, Frosted Lemon, M&M “Monster”, ginger molasses ,Chaos, Mudslide, and Salted Caramel
  • Pies: Apple (2 crust or Dutch), Blueberry, Cherry, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Cherry Cheesecake pie is available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Shortcakes for strawberries
  • Breads: Mill Grain, Wheat and Rye Herb, Potato Scallion, and Herb Baguette.   Whole Wheat, Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, Italian, Tuscan, Focaccia, Hamburger and Hotdog Buns
  • Cinnamon Rolls, Sticky Buns, Yeast Donuts
  • Dessert bars: Strawberry, peanut butter mousse, chocolate caramel, lemon burst, chocolate truffle. 
  • Summer flavors cake donuts: Buttermilk, Blueberry, and Cherry (Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Slushies- Check out our new slushie machine, now featuring 3 flavors; Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Strawberry, and Grape blend, perfect for these hot days especially after strawberry picking!

Also in the bakery you can find:

  • Local Gluten free items
  • Local Plainwell Ice cream to scoop out with pie.
  • Jake’s Country Meats,  pork products
  • Welch’s juice products, from Lawton
  • Country Home Creations herb and spice packets to make your own dressing or dip
  • Local chocolates —we are restocked now on dark chocolate!

Alcohol offerings:

  • Brandies:  Pear, Grape, Apple, Cherry, Peach, and Grappa
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Wines: Double Cherry and Kaiser Cyser
  • Hard Cider flavors: Standard Dry, Standard Sweet, Preach, Bark Bite, Blueberry, Hometown Hero, Cortabella, Currant/Cacoa, Elves, United Squash Federation, Ginger, Strawberry and Brunch. 
  • Brandy tours and tasting is available every Saturday from 1 until 3 pm, in the Brandy Barn/Distillery.   Bruce, our brandy maker will be there to welcome you, talk with you about our process, offer sample brandy and some hard ciders as well!  It’s always an interesting and fun experience.
  • Welcome back to Happy Hour! Happy Hour, with free cider samples for the tasting, happens on Saturday from 3 to 6 in the breezeway.  If you want to taste more than the three free samples, ciders can be purchased  for continued enjoyment here or to take home.

Attention Sunflower growing contestants;  Just a shout out to those who entered the sunflower contest by purchasing a sunflower book, we are excited to see how your sunflowers are growing.  Send us your pictures and we will post them.

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local.  It’s great to see so many folks here for the holiday week!

We always love having the triplets and their brother when they vacation here.

Reminder:  Corey Lake Orchards is closed every Tuesday.  We will continue to share this notice since it is a major change.  As a small family business, we have begun to realize that to best serve our customers with an exceptional product and experience, we need a down day once per week to regroup, reorganize, and re-energize.

Corey Lake Orchards Dog Policy

We love dogs too!  Especially well-behaved, socialized dogs, but please keep them on a leash and pick up after them.  Due to Federal Food Safety regulations, no dogs are allowed in food retail areas including the farm market, bakery and brandy distillery, as well as pick-your-own areas.  During some of our peak season activities which draw many folks out to the farm, we would encourage you to leave your dog at home where they will be more comfortable than around large groups of people.  We have many open areas surrounding the main farm complex where you can be with your dog and designated areas near the you-pick locations.  Any of our staff will be happy to help you with this.  Poorly behaved dogs causing issues will be asked to leave.

Pat, Mary Anne, and their cute dog Sandy are frequent visitors to the farm.  Sandy waits patiently while each of them take turns shopping, often greeting customers!

We thank you for your understanding, Corey Lake Orchards