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

Corey Lake Orchards

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.


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!


Asparagus update

Asparagus picking:   We have tried to pick asparagus a few times this week, but due to the cold nights, it is coming very slowly.    We will be on a schedule of picking about every other day until the temperatures are more consistent.    So for the next week, if you would like to try to get some, it would be best to contact us either by phone (269-244-5690) or via a return email and tell us how much you would like and leave a phone number where we can contact you.  As we are able to fill your orders, I will call you. 

Asparagus price:  $1.50 per pound.

Tomato Plants:  We have lots of tomato plants for sale, they are 50 cents each, or you can get a whole flat of 48, for $15.00.  However, you may find yourself doing what we have been doing lately, covering them up at night!!  We just finished covering about 6:00 p.m., no small task given that we have several thousand plants.   Let’s all hope for no frost tonight.


The dedicated crew covering tomato plants on 4-21-10






Asparagus, Tomatoes and Blossom update

Asparagus, Not Yet:

With this unusually warm weather, we are receiving lots of inquiries about whether asparagus is ready.  The initial picking that came up last week froze on one of the cold nights, so we’re waiting for new growth.  Depending on the weather, we might have some the week of April 19th.  We’ll post it on the website as soon as we do and send an email.    You are always welcome to call us:  269-244-5690.

Blossom Time:

If you are in the area, feel free to come look at, smell and take pictures of the orchards in bloom.  The cherries are in full bloom right now, with pears and apples  a few days away.    They are beautiful to see and we would love to share them with you.

Sweet Cherry blossoms, April 12, 2010

Sweet Cherries in bloom, 4-12-10

Tomatoes:  The tomatoes in our green house are thriving and we should have some ripe within a few weeks. 

Greenhouse tomatoes, April 13, 2010

Field Tomatoes:  Given my Dad’s desire to always have the first tomatoes ripe in  Michigan, he put several thousand plants out in the field in the last few days.    So… we are hoping for no more frost and freezes, but in the meantime, stand by ready to come out and help us cover them up if needed!!

Dad and the crew transplanting the first tomato plants in the field, 4-12-10

Tomato Plants for Sale:

We do have extra tomato plants for sale if you would like some, we have several varieties to choose from, the same ones we plant in our own fields every year.   Call us or email us if you would like to get some.  269-244-5690 or you can reply to this email.

Enjoy the beautiful weather! 


Could it be Spring?

Thanks to everyone who answered our survey, I was overwhelmed by how many of you took the time to answer and your feedback was extremely helpful and gratifying, so THANK YOU so much.  We will be embarking on making a few more changes to the market this year, they will be simple enhancements that we need to make for building upkeeps and a few improvements, we hope you will notice and enjoy them!

So, the warm weather has set us out on our Spring “to do list,” slightly earlier than normal it seems.

Last week we were able to get the straw down on our strawberry rows, yes, that is me driving the tractor and “supervising” to make sure they get just the right amount of straw down.

Beth and the crew getting the straw on the rows of strawberries

Then today, we planted our potatoes, those wonderful redskin “new” potatoes we dig fresh daily:

Jay and Tom planting red seed potatoes

Our first tomatoes!  We were quite excited this week to find 3 baby tomatoes on our plants in the greenhouse!!

First of the season tomato!

So, just a quick update to let you know things are starting to happen for the season.    We will keep you posted on when asparagus will  be ready.  Hope you are enjoying these warm days!