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

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Asparagus, Plants and Mother’s Day update

We will be open starting Wednesday, May 1st, our daily hours are 8 to 6.

Asparagus Update:  We will try to pick asparagus for the first time on Weds, May 1st.  It will take a few days to a week (depending on the weather) to pick in large quantities.  So, you are best to call ahead (269-244-5690) and we will save it for you as we tend to sell out early at the beginning of the season.  If you want larger quantities (like 20 pounds or more) please call and get on our order list and we will call you when it is available.

Plants for sale:   We currently have a selection of cold crop plants: cabbage, kale, brussell sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, swiss chard, etc.  These plants like cold weather and you can get these in your own gardens any time now. We also have tomato plants for sale–many varieties.    By the middle of May we hope to have all of our plant selections available: squash, peppers, eggplant, peppers, melons, cukes.  So plan on getting your garden items here, call ahead to make sure we have the plants you want before you drive out as we are bringing them in daily.

Blueberry bushes:  We have some blueberry bushes available but only a few days.  Call us (269-244-5690) if you want us to save you some.  These are 3 year established bushes.  We have two kinds, Duke and Northland.

Flowers for a cutting garden.  Many of you have admired the cutting garden that we put out each year by the market.  If you would like to start some of your own, we will be offering those plants as well.    The annuals we use in the cutting garden are:  cosmos, snapdragons, asters, zinnias, and gomphrena.

In addition we are currently stocking a variety of flower pots and hanging baskets.

Mother’s Day ideas:     This year, consider some of our special Mother’s day items we are putting together for the Mom’s in your life:

  Salad for Mom:

  • We are offering large tomato plants for the patio or to set outside—they are already blooming, staked and some have little tomatoes on them.
  • We have put together lettuce bowls that can be put outside, the lettuce can be picked and it grows back!
  • Buy a lettuce bowl, a large tomato plant and add a bottle of your Mom’s favorite salad dressing and you have the healthy gift of a fresh salad!

Salad Bowls and tomato plants available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An arranged flower container for the patio or door step for Mom

  • This year we are combining the best of two things, Cathy’s skills in creating beautiful  flower containers and Beth’s love of collecting vintage items, especially with fruit on them.  Come see the many unique containers available for sale at all price ranges.  If you have a container you would like Cathy to plant, bring it over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Goods for Mom:    Michaela and her mother, our famous bakers, will be starting up for the year in time for Mother’s Day weekend.  Their offerings will be available starting Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th.   To be sure to get the baked goods you want,  please call ahead or email us to order in advance (269-244-5690).

  • Cookies:  Large, pastel flower cut outs, Monster and Zucchini Chocolate Chip
  • Pies: Apple, Blueberry. Cherry. Cherry Berry and Peach.  Note: Peach pies will be only offered a few times this year until peach season as our frozen peach supplies are limited.  We are making peach available for Mother’s Day weekend
  • Sugar Free Pies need to be ordered in advance
  • Also 12 Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Bread and Cinnamon Rolls

    Brandy or Polecat Wines for Mom:  Bruce will be open for brandy and wine tasting along with tours of our distillery, on Saturday, May 11th from 1 – 4, and then all Saturdays for the rest of our 2013 season.  Ask him about some special ways to blend our brandies into some wonderful drinks for Mom.

What’s happening on the farm? Finally some true spring weather and we are busy getting plants in the ground.  Last week we planted 28,000 onion bulbs, 6000 strawberry plants, and all of our cold crop plants–working around the several days that it decided to snow off and on!  Today we planted tomatoes—all for continuing my Dad’s quest of having the first tomatoes ready in Michigan each year.

We even transplanted a few tomato plants we have been growing in greenhouse since February with tomatoes on them!! 4-30-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blossoms and Bees:   With another 80 degree day coming this week, we expect the orchards to start blooming soon.  Our beekeepers have been busy the last few days setting up more hives of bees which we think will enjoy the many pollination choices available here in our orchards, vineyards and fields.

 

 

 

 

 

Peach blossoms just about to “pop” 4-30-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards is excited about opening for another season to offer you the best we can in local produce and other local items.  Thanks for buying local and we hope to see you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid May update

Wow, this hot weather has made everything grow like crazy this week.   We actually had to pick the asparagus twice yesterday, which is rare, because of how fast it was growing.  It grows an inch an hour when it is this hot!  So, we currently have plenty of asparagus on hand, but if you want large quantities, it is still best to call ahead and have us save it for you.  269-244-5690.  It is $1.65 pound.  Given the weather extremes we have had this spring, we expect a shorter than usual asparagus season, so come out and get it soon.

We have a nice selection of various vegetable plants, with several varieties of tomato  and peppers plants.  They are 30 cents per plant, or a 4-pack for $1.00.  We also have hanging baskets, the 10-inch pots sell for $15 and the 20-inch pots sell for $20.

 

Ruth’s Candy is back!!   Many of you have been asking for her famous pecan and cashew brittle.   She delivered it today and we will have it now for the 2011 season.

All of the orchards are blooming now, the apple trees are at their peak blossom stage, so if you come out, make sure to take a look as you drive by them.

 

Baked goods.  Some of you may have gotten some of the wonderful Mother’s Day baked goods we had last weekend with the amazing rhubarb-strawberry pie.  Sorry to say that we won’t have baked goods starting back up for the year until June 3.    The baker is busy graduating from high school!

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards looks forward to seeing you soon!

Beth

 

 

 

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! 

Beth