Corey Lake Orchards is officially closed for the season. Based on our recent weather, we closed just in time! It would have been difficult to work and shop in an open-air market with snow, cold temps, and wind chills! We were grateful for the few days of “normal” fall weather when we worked like crazy to get everything put away for the year…..we were 95% done!
The unusually cold weather forced our perennials into dormancy earlier–which is good because we can start trimming everything now. There were a couple of days we had to keep folks inside—took advantage of the indoor work to get some Concord grapes de-stemmed so we can make something wonderful out of them. (We’ll let you know when it is ready to try!)
Really, really, last chance to order pies! We are still taking take and bake pie orders for pickup on Saturday, November 23rd from 9-12, or by appointment before that date. Either email (email@example.com or call us at (269-244-5690). The flavors available to order are: 2-crust Apple, Dutch apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Cherry Berry, Pecan, Pumpkin, and Strawberry Rhubarb. All orders need to be placed by Thursday, November 21st. Don’t be one of those who call us on Thanksgiving day in a panic because you forgot!!
Three River’s Riviera Theatre Holiday Wine Tasting: Join us for hard cider tasting along with nibbling on cookies from our bakery! This is always a fun night!
- Friday, November 15: 6pm to 9pm Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 Day of Event
- The Riviera’s 11th annual Holiday Wine Tasting ― featuring a number of wines to sample and purchase, as well as great gift ideas from local merchants ― is the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done in one place. Ticket purchase comes with a free souvenir wine glass while supplies last.
Brenda and I visited another farm on the east side of Michigan — also owned and operated by two sisters — Westview Orchards and Winery: https://www.westvieworchards.com/ . It is a great farm and worth the time to visit if you are in their area. It was gratifying to connect with them to share stories, ideas and laugh about the happenings on farms like ours. (Their donuts were amazing too!)
As we take a moment to reflect on the season, you, our valued customers come immediately to mind. You make it possible for us to rise early each day and work hard to provide you with a great experience here on our farm. Your smiling faces, supportive comments, excellent questions, and patience with Mother Nature’s timetable brighten our day! The management and staff at CLO sincerely thank you for that and for shopping local with us!