Hi, hard to believe that it is already mid-august, but this is one of my favorite times of the year (my all time favorite is fall) when the market is full of great fruit and all of the summer vegetables. Here’s what we have at the market now:
- Tomatoes (Slicing, canning, roma, green, grape and cherry tomatoes)
- Sweet Corn **** We currently have a very nice bi-color corn in, picked fresh daily, $4.00/dozen or 3 dozen for $10.00!!****
- Yellow, Red and White sweet onions
- Zuchinni and Yellow summer squash
- Bell Peppers (Green and Red)
- Hot Cheyenne peppers
- Mild Sweet Banana peppers
- Hot Hungarian Peppers
- Green Beans
Tomato Update: This heat has our tomatoes really coming in. So, we have reduced the price of picked tomatoes on the market to $1.50 per pound or 4 pounds for $5.00. You can also get bushels of tomatoes while we have an abundance of them for $20.00 per bushel. It would really help us if you call and order them at least a day in advance.
U-Pick tomatoes: Everyone out to pick this week has been very pleased with how easy it is to pick tomatoes and how nice they are this year. There are a lot there to pick right now, so plan to get yours soon. There are so many tomatoes right now that there should be plenty for everyone, but just in case we get lots of customers on the same day, it is always better to call ahead just to make sure there are plenty left to pick. 269-244-5690.
Homemade Baked Goods: Our baked goods, particularly the pies and cookies are becoming so popular, that our bakers are now bringing them Sundays, as well as Fridays and Saturdays. This week I recommend their apple pie, which is made from our Earli-blaze apples. This is an amazing pie and apple sauce apple that we currently have for sale in the market.
What’s coming next?
Bartlett Pears: We expect our pears to be ready next week. Bartlett pears are a great eating and canning pear. If you would like to get bushels of pears, please call us or email us and let us know how many you would like. Due to a pear shortage in Michigan this year (but not at our farm) we have many new customers who want to get pears. But….we want to make sure all of our regular customers get them first. So, we are keeping a list of customers and phone numbers and will call you when they are ready. Please call us to give us your order at 269-244-5690.
Stanley Prune Plums: We expect our plums to be ready next week. If you are looking for bushels of plums, please call to get on our list to be called.
Apples: Check with us toward the end of August for an apple update. Like everything else, we expect them to be early this year to due to hot weather. The website and an email will be sent out when each variety comes in so you will know when your favorite is ready!! We will have U-Pick and picked apples.
Grapes: We expect grapes to be early as well, check with us the first part of September for an update on when they will be ready. We will have U-Pick grapes, the white Niagra and the purple/blue Concord.
Thanks as always, for supporting us by buying fresh, local produce and other goods from us. Hope to see you soon.