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

Corey Lake Orchards

Greenhouse produce update and a Birthday Milestone is achieved

Greenhouse Tomatoes and Cucumbers:  Finally, we are starting to pick tomatoes and cucumbers from our greenhouse in small quantities, but in the days and weeks to come they will hopefully be more plentiful.    Feel free to call ahead to make sure we have them if you are going to drive out or ask us to save them.  269-244-5690.

Green Beans from our Greenhouse:  We tried growing green beans in our greenhouse this year as an experiment and it was quite successful.  Unfortunately, we only planted one small row so we only have them about twice a week and they go fast since they are so fresh and tender.

Asparagus and Rhubarb:  We still have both of these and should have daily until the season ends.

A Birthday Milestone:  My Dad celebrated his 80th birthday on May 15th and all of my sisters were here to celebrate with him.   We all wish him many, many more birthdays to come.   Please be sure to congratulate him when you are at the market this year.

Beth

Charlotte, Beth, Dayton, Linda and Brenda for the 80th Birthday Celebration

Asparagus, Rhubarb, Hanging baskets and Greenhouse produce update

Hanging Flower Baskets: Just in time for Mother’s Day.  We have both 10″ pots (sell for $14) and 12″ pots (sell for $18).  These are locally grown by Greenside Flower Farm.    We have a nice selection and they are just beautiful.

Greenhouse  Produce:  Everyone is asking for our greenhouse tomatoes.  They are getting closer, but are very slow in ripening.   We found three today that are just starting to turn red.  So it is probably going to be another 10 days to 2 weeks.  We also picked our  first greenhouse cucumber today for the season!    Knowing how much I love cucumbers, my father gave it to me for Mother’s Day!!

Asparagus:  We had a good week for asparagus with the many beautiful days.  It is $1.50 per pound and we hope to have it several more weeks.  If you want a large quantity (30 pounds) or more, please call ahead and reserve it.  269-244-5690.

Rhubarb:  $1.50 per pound

Brown, Fresh Eggs:  Those of you who have been to the market lately have noticed a small crew of Amish who have been making repairs to our roof and barn.  Each day they have also been bringing fresh eggs to sell.  The eggs are so good and have become so popular already, that I have asked them to supply us for the whole summer.    They are $1.75/dozen.

Thanks to those of you who have been out in the past several weeks for stepping over our new roof pieces, wood piles, and other construction “mess”  as we make some repairs and updates to the market and old barn.  They promise that the work should be complete this coming week.

Beth

Asparagus and Rhubarb Update–Please Call ahead

Asparagus:  Typical to the farming business you either have too much or too little it seems,  but these last few cold nights have really hurt the asparagus growth.  So please call ahead to make sure we have it as we have been running short by the end of the day and selling out.   It is $1.50 per pound.   We’re also happy to take your name and phone number and call you when we have it.  259-244-5690.

Rhubarb:  We also have fresh rhubarb, for $1.50/pound. 

Just to show you how the cold nights have affected us, here is a picture of the tomato plants covered with baskets to protect them.

Tomato Plants covered for frost protection: 4-27-10

Asparagus, Asparagus, Asparagus!!

With the several inches of rain we got over the weekend plus the warmer days, we really have a lot of asparagus!!  So this is the time to get it.  Please help me by telling everyone that we are open and have it for sale.  Also, if you didn’t know, asparagus is really easy to freeze:  Simply wash it, dry it, and throw it in a plastic bag in the freezer.   It is $1.50 per pound.    Since I have so much this week, if you buy 30 pounds or over, ask  me about a quantity discount.  If you want me to put an order aside, please call me at 269-244-5690.

We are open from 8 – 6 daily and try to ignore all of the commotion we have going on while we make a few barn repairs, we’ll be done in about a week I hope and the market will get back to normal.

Beth

Fresh picked asparagus--April 26th

Yes! We Do Have Asparagus!!

Much to our surprise, we had a large picking today, despite the cold night.  So please come on over and get some during our normal 8 – 6 hours, or call ahead if you want to order it and we will put it aside for you to make sure you have it.  $1.50 per pound.    It is very tender!

Beth