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A Hot Mid July Update….

The Heat and a thank you.  Here’s hoping that by the time many of you are reading this the hot weather spell has broken.   Needless to say, weeks like this cause all kinds of havoc with our crops….accelerating growth and ripening and a whole list of other issues.  A big thank you goes to all of our employees; those who have continued their work in the fields and orchards to pick produce and those who have worked on the market during these hot days.   And thanks to the customers who endured the heat to come out and get fresh produce this week 카드캡터체리 다운로드.

So….because of the heat, we need your help with green beans.  All of our plantings (spaced over a week apart) have come on at the same time.    The green beans are beautiful–please come buy some.  If you are planning to can or freeze beans this year, this is the time as we have them available by the half bushel or bushel–which is the most economical way to buy them.    Please call us at 269-244-5690 and let us know how many you would like us to reserve for you 홍콩지도 다운로드.

Today’s green bean picking!

The heat wave has helped more vegetables to come on so we currently have:  green beans, kale, swiss chard, onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow summer squash, cabbage, peppers, peas, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and radishes.   These are picked daily, for best selection and availability–shop early.  We have fresh herbs available to pick, just bring your recipe and snip what you need Fixer.

A note to bring closure to last week’s plea to buy swiss chard–thank you–we sold out each day last weekend and had to pick more!  For those who tried it  for the first time, let us know how you liked it Sun Bread Download.

Yellow summer squash blooming and forming squash

Cut Flowers are in full bloom, we cut them for sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Bring your vase or arrange a bouquet and take home in a plastic bag or cup.  The heat has the sunflowers popping open and today I saw some gladiolus ready in the field.  Also, our flower beds and potted arrangements by the market are in peak bloom–a huge thanks to Cathy who designs and maintains these lovely beds and planters every year 휴대용 프레지 다운로드.

We are digging our tasty red potatoes now.  This year we also have white potatoes and Yukon gold.

Picked Blueberries:  Available now in the market for $3.00 pint and $5.00 quart.  Larger quantities (5 and 10 pound boxes) are available most of the time.  But, call ahead to make sure we have them or call and order them in advance just to be sure.  (269-244-5690) Download the AutoCad map.

U-Pick Blueberries:  The hours for U-Pick will be 8 am until 11 am on weekdays and 8 until noon on weekends. Pricing will be $2.00 a pound to pick.  We expect them to last through most of the month of July.  We hope to be open daily, but if the field gets picked out, we may have to close for ripening, so please call ahead to make sure we are open for picking before you come or check our website for the latest updated information 대니 보이 다운로드.  269-244-5690.

What’s coming?  We hope to have sweet corn, possibly some on Saturday.  If not then, it will only be a few more days.   Everyone is ready for peaches….but they need several more weeks.  Field tomatoes:  we are picking some cherry and grape tomatoes, but field tomatoes are still several weeks away Farm Master2.

The brandy house will be open on Saturday from 1 – 4, you must try our new strawberry brandy.

Baked Goods will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.    In addition to the normal pies, breads, cookies and cinnamon rolls, the bakers are making the most of fresh blueberries and will have blueberry muffins and of course–fresh blueberry pie.   Also, my favorite will start this weekend:  zucchini-chocolate chip cookies md5.

Bakery Update:  Lots of progress was made in the bakery this week, we are in the final stages of completion now.  We are anxious to be done and getting excited about opening.  While we wish we could give you an opening date, we still can’t.  We have 6 inspections at township, county and state levels to pass in order to receive our licensing required to open.    We will begin the inspections next week and will keep you updated on our progress Jenkins, Nexus download.

Happenings on the farm this week.  This week was one of picking, weeding and watering, and due to the heat–not much else unless it was essential.   There was a lot of triage work going on to prioritize work that helped get water and air flow to vegetation to minimize mold, rot and plant diseases which come easily with this high humidity.

A small event happened on the farm on Tuesday,  it was my birthday and I had asked my family, friends and employees to keep it very low key as who celebrates these any more at my age.  Much to my surprise, I saw a truck parked in the market from the Flame Tamer Fire Protection Company out of Paw Paw.  So while some thought they were here to help put out the candles on my cake, they were really here to install the fire suppression system which is required in our bakery.  It did make for a good laugh and a great picture of me posing with the lovely cupcakes that Michaela baked for me (and Jay helped her decorate).   Thank you to my employees, friends and family for your wishes, hugs, great gifts and food.   Thanks for covering everything while I took two days off, went to Lake Michigan to rest, relax and recharge for the busy months ahead.

Celebrating my birthday with help from employees, friends, family and the Flame Tamer Fire Protection company!

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local. 










It’s definitely blueberry season!

It is most definitely blueberry season….and not only are blueberries fun to pick, delicious to eat, but they are really good for you too!.  Blueberries rank among the highest in overall antioxidant power StarCraft Map.

Picked Blueberries:  Available now in the market for $3.00 pint and $5.00 quart.  Larger quantities (5 and 10 pound boxes) are available most of the time.  But, call ahead to make sure we have them or call and order them in advance just to be sure.  (269-244-5690) Killer's Memory.

U-Pick Blueberries: Given the number of requests for people who want to pick their own blueberries, particularly for those wanting a family farm experience, we have opened a section of our field for U-Pick this year next café video.

  • The hours for U-Pick will be 8 am until 11 am on weekdays and 8 until noon on weekends.
  • Pricing will be $2.00 a pound to pick
  • We expect them to last through most of the month of July
  • We will provide you buckets to pick in, but please bring your own containers to take them home in VIDEO.
  • In order to have enough for everyone, we are going to set a 10- pound limit per group picking, unless we end up with extras on some days.
  • We hope to be open daily, but if the field gets picked out, we may have to close for ripening, so please call ahead to make sure we are open for picking before you come.  269-244-5690 Good download.

Most of the folks who came out this week had their very first experience picking blueberries and were expert pickers by the time they finished Google Lens!












Summer vegetables are really coming in now with this week’s rain and hot temperatures.  We currently have:  peas, onions, zucchini, yellow summer squash, green beans, kale, swiss chard, cucumbers, cauliflower, and peppers.  We hope to have sweet corn by next weekend 피아노 건반 다운로드.

Please try some swiss chard.  This may be a new leafy green to many of you, I only tried it after we started growing it last year and now it is one of my favorites.  We ask you to give it a try because we pick it daily and find ourselves throwing most of it away the next day because people don’t seem to know what it is plan.

  • Swiss chard, sometimes called just chard, has a earthy and slightly taste, crisp leaves and crunchy stalks.
  • The leaves and the stalks are both edible, toss some into a salad Wake up and your resume.
  • It has a list of health benefits a mile long.
  • My favorite way to prepare it is to saute’ it in olive oil, along with some minced garlic and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper.   While I am sautéing it I toss in what ever other veggies I have:  zucchini, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes.  When it is done I toss a handful of parmesan cheese on top to melt.  While this can be a nice side dish, I use it as a main course for a healthy meal 이클립스 jad 다운로드!

swiss chard for sale at the market

Beth’s swiss chard dinner









Lodi apples:    Lodi apples is the first summer apple that we grow.   This is the modern replacement for what used to be known as a transparent apple.  It is a medium-sized green and extremely tart apple that can be used for your first applesauce of the year or to eat out-of-hand if you really like something sour!  We hope to have bushels of these sometime next week.  If you want some, please call us and we can add you to our list to call when they are available.  269-244-5690.

We have a new brandy!  Bruce’s strawberry brandy is complete and ready for you to sample and buy.  He will be in the brandy house on Saturday from 1 – 4 for tasting.  We got a taste today and those who tried it really liked it.  He is currently fermenting sour cherries in order to make a few runs of cherry brandy.

Baked Goods.  This weekend we have all of the usual baked goods, pies, cookies, breads, cinnamon rolls.    The blueberry pies are from fresh blueberries since they are in season, so this is the time to get blueberry pie.    This week’s cut-out cookies are pirates–sure to delight any young pirates in your family.

Pirate cookies this weekend

Bakery Update:  Things really got moving this week in the bakery so peek in if you haven’t lately.  All of the equipment is here now and being installed—so while we don’t have an opening date yet, we can see it is getting closer.

Michaela and Patti checking out the new mixer

Bakery equipment coming in








Happenings on the farm this week:  With cherry picking complete we caught a bit of a break this week and had time to catch up on many maintenance items around the farm, repairing grape posts, putting spring equipment away for the year, taking out trees we lost in the storm a few weeks ago, getting equipment ready that we’ll need soon.  We worked on thinning some apples and pears on some of the trees whose branches are bent to the ground with fruit weight–a good and bad problem to have!  We got all of our strawberry fields renovated for next year.  And as the several days of heat brought on 2 plantings of green beans at the same time—the crew spent 1 full day picking green beans.

Strawberry field now ready for next year

Pear branch heavy with fruit




All for now from Beth and the entire crew at Corey Lake Orchards, thanks as always for buying local.











Happy 4th of July Week!!

Picked Sweet Cherries:  We still have picked sweet cherries for sale in the market for $4.00 a quart.  However, they are going fast and may only last a few more days 여자전쟁 다운로드.

U-Pick Sweet cherries:  We opened for U-Pick on Saturday, 6-22 and about one half of them have been picked so far.    There are still some to pick, but they are up in the tops of the trees now requiring a tall ladder and perseverance!  Due to the heavy rains this week, some have started to split.  There are more red and yellow sweet cherries than black cherries available, but try them, they are just as good.  See** below for more info Steam pc room download.

Come try the yellow sweet cherries, there are still plenty to pick


U-Pick Sour Cherries:  We  opened the Sour (tart) cherry orchard on Wednesday, June 26th and there are still plenty to pick 빌리언스 시즌4 다운로드.  Please bring a step ladder for better picking.  See more information below:***

You can check our facebook page or the website for an update on cherry picking or call us at 269-244-5690 지니모션 2.3.0 다운로드.

Already picked Sour cherries:

  • Available in the market now for $3.00 a quart
  • Due to the small crop of sour cherries available at our orchard, we will be bringing a large quantity in from another local farm around July 6th.    If you would like to order these, please call us and let us know how many pounds you are interested in.  269-244-5690 경위서 다운로드.

Strawberries are now done for the year.  We are extremely grateful for the weather during strawberry season which allowed us to have the best strawberries we have had in years.  We also thank our many customers who came out to pick or bought them already picked.  It will be hard to go without fresh strawberries for another whole year……

Thank to the many families who had fun picking our berries this year

Tomatoes and summer vegetables:  Our own greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers have slowed down, so we are bringing in some from other local greenhouses until the yield picks back up.  We are just starting to pick some zucchini and summer squash, but are also bringing some in this weekend from a local farm in Indiana (earlier growing season).  We are now picking lettuce, kale, swiss chard and peas daily.   So come stock up on fresh vegetables 종로 의 기적 다운로드!

Blueberries:  We expect blueberries to start sometime this coming week.  Check back around July 3rd for more information.

Our blueberry bushes on 6-26-13—getting close!

Bakery update:  Well, work continues to progress on the bakery, drywall and painting is now complete so that equipment installation can begin next week.  We remain hopeful for a mid-July opening 이클립스 svn 다운로드.


Michaela checking the bakery equipment as it gets delivered

Michaela with Anthony, from Walking Tall Drywall & Construction, who just finished the drywall and paint for the bakery








Baked goods:  Despite the bakery not being ready, Michaela and her mother Patti will be baking all week.  This weekend will begin our “Fourth of July” week.  We will have baked goods this weekend (June 28-30), all next week (July 1-4), and the weekend after (July 5-7) 간단한 유튜브 다운로드.

  • Pies we will have:  Blueberry,  Cherry,  Cherry Berry,  Peach,  Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Cookies: Red, White, and Blue frosted Cut Outs, Monster,  Lemon
  • Breads: Whole Wheat, Cinnamon, Vegetable
  • Cinnamon Rolls

Happenings on the farm this week:  We loved dumping out the rain gauge so often this week, 3 inches in total!   This was such a timely and great rain.  This did wonders in the orchards and vineyards especially, it seemed as if the fruit doubled in size just in a week.  Between the rain showers, we started hand-thinning some varieties of apples this week.  Coming off of the poor crop we had in 2012, –we much more appreciated having the problem of “too many.  ”

Hand thinning Honeycrisp apples on 6-27-13

A pile of little apples on the ground–the result of a good thinning job









Work commenced on our parking lot this week, which after the rains, turned into a fishing pond/swimming pool Elder Scrolls Skyrim!

The parking lot preparation before the rain

Parking lot after the rain, Hubbard lake?








We decided to pick some strawberries to let Bruce try his hand at making strawberry brandy.  Bruce will be in the Brandy House on Saturday from 1 – 4.  The fermenting berries smell wonderful, come check it out 천둥 소리 다운로드!

Mmmmm, smashed strawberries for brandy

Unloading buckets of berries for brandy








As always, we thank you for buying local and hope to see you at the farm during the 4th of July week!  Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards


**Sweet Cherry Picking information:

  • Pricing: $1.50 per pound to pick
  • Picking hours are 8 – 6 daily, we ask that you finish picking by 6:00 pm.
  • Varieties:  We have four different kinds  in our small orchard across the street  from our market.   We have several colors:  Dark red (black),  Red, Yellow, and Red/Yellow blush.  In addition, be aware that the recent rains have caused some trees to have spoilage issues.
  • The sweet cherry trees are very tall (15 – 25 feet).   Please bring your own ladder.
  • Be sure to dress appropriately (closed shoes, long pants and sleeves) as you may run into poison ivy/sumac in the orchard area, among other hazards.
  • Please bring your own containers.  We have buckets you may borrow to pick in, then you can transfer to your own containers (bowls, tubs,   buckets, etc.)
  • Check in at the market first for directions and to weigh the containers you are picking in.



***U-Pick Sour Cherry information:

  • Pricing: $1.00 per pound to pick, 75  cents per pound for 50 pounds or over
  • U-Pick Hours:  8 – 6 daily, please be finished picking by 6 pm.
  • The sour cherry trees are about 10 – 20 feet tall.   For good picking, you should bring your own ladder.
  • Be sure to dress appropriately (closed shoes, long pants and  sleeves) as you many run into poison ivy/sumac in the orchard area,  among other hazards.
  • Please bring your own containers.  We have buckets you may borrow to  pick in, then you can transfer to your own containers (bowls, tubs,  buckets, etc.)
  • Check in at the market first for directions and to weigh the containers you are picking in.
  • We only have about 25% of a crop this year due to the Mother’s Day frost event


Last Weekend of July

We find ourselves at the last weekend of July and it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend so hope you all enjoy it.   The temperature should be perfect for grilling out this weekend, so we have an array of recipes you can pick up with your produce this weekend on grilling vegetables.  These come from a new book we bought entitled “The Gardener and the Grill–the Bounty of the Garden meets the sizzle of the Grill.”  You will find these recipes mixed in with the produce plus all of the herbs you will need are fresh picked and available as well file from Servlet.

Goodbye Greenhouse tomatoes:  We have been picking tomatoes since May 5th from our greenhouse and yesterday we did our annual job of “taking out the greenhouse for the year.”  We harvested about 4 ton of tomatoes out of the greenhouse this year.  Many thanks to my Dad and Tom who both managed the greenhouse this year, a job well done! 해시탭 다운로드!

Dayton Hubbard carrying out some of the last pots 7-26-12

Crew working to remove each tomato plant 7-26-12






Before we took out the 8-foot plants, we picked off all of the green tomatoes.  So…..we have a green tomato special going on:  50 cents a pound or a 1/2 bushel for $5.00!!!   So this is the weekend for fried green tomatoes or if you want to grill some, we have a recipe for grilled green tomato “sandwiches” with herbed cream cheese Download the asp net mvc file.

Grilled green tomato sandwiches…..mmmmm….

We now have enough field tomatoes coming in from the field for you.  The one thing you will notice is that field tomatoes are not as pretty as our greenhouse tomatoes.  Please be assured the flavor is as good and better.  Remember our greenhouse tomatoes got protected from all of the elements of nature:  wind, hard rains, animals, etc, where as our field tomatoes have seen just about everything this year…. 몬스터길들이기 다운로드.

The market is so full of produce this weekend we can barely find enough shelf space!!  The abnormal summer heat has accelerated many of the vegetable crops so get them now as they won’t last through August like they usually do.  Every vegetable we grow is now available. 

Sweet Corn:  We are offering the Stear’s sweet corn, it is bi-color and very sweet 유튜브 국가차단 다운로드.

Peaches:  We picked about a quarter of a bushel of peaches today and will be bringing in a few each day.    The majority of our Red Haven peaches are still 4 – 7 days away.  We will not have any by the bushel, just small boxes for fresh eating Match of the Century download.

Summer apples:  We have Jersey Mac and Earli-blaze on the market for fresh eating.  We hope to have bushels of Earli-blaze apples by the end of next week 산돌 격동굴림 다운로드.

Egg Supply:  We are doing out best to keep eggs on the market but please be aware that the chickens are not cooperating, so call ahead to make sure we have eggs as we are selling out quickly when they come in gta3 다운로드.

Blueberries:  Just when we had given up on our field, the rains have refreshed them so we are picking once again.  They are small but sweet.  We only have them by the pint and quart, no larger quantities Prison Architect jailbreak mode.

Baked Goods and Brandy:  All the baked goods you have come to enjoy are here for the weekend.  Bruce will be in the brandy house from 1 – 4 on Saturday and would love to give you a tour and a taste mini metro 다운로드.

All you ever wanted to know about our Honey on the market:

Local Honey for Sale on our market

We’ve always offered local honey, but now we’re offering extremely local honey, from our eight hives tucked away on our farm, where a vineyard meets pear and peach orchards.  It is a very sweet and light honey.  We anticipate larger jars after the season-end robbing of honey (after Labor Day), but now have a 2.25 “taster” jar and a 5.5 ounce, proudly bottled under the Corey Lake Orchards label.   Honeybees fly up to three miles foraging, but we’re fairly sure these bees never had reason to leave the farm!

Our beekeeper is my sister Charlotte.  Her late husband was a beekeeper; all profits from this honey go to support his favorite charities of Meals on Wheels and Loaves & Fishes.

We also have honey from the local Babcock Apiary, and have quite a variety of sizes and containers.  Larger quantities (half gallon, quart, etc.) are priced economically for baking or topping lots of biscuits.

If you’ve never tried comb honey, we also now have it.  Many adults say they had it as a child, and appreciate the chance to bite into pure bliss again.  Honeybees keep their hives fastidiously clean; chew the honeycomb until you’ve enjoyed all the honey, and dispose of the remaining wax.  How and where is your secret….

Packaged comb honey

Local honey tends to help people combat local allergies, and offers many other health benefits such as boosting immunity and energy.  Honey lasts forever, although it will crystallize.  Most commercial honey (not what we sell here) has been heated and filtered to delay crystallization—removing most of its helpful properties.  If your honey crystallizes, simply set in a pan of hot water (or in the sun) to liquefy it again.

As always, thank you for buying local.  We hope to see you soon.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards




Vegetables R Us!

More Rain!!  We were delighted on Wednesday to wake up to the sound of rain which provided almost an inch, we again were so thankful for the rain and for all of you who left us messages after our last email with your support Galaxys Odin download.

The market continues to be full with summer vegetables:

  • Sweet Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Several varieties of peppers
  • Many sizes of cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Shell out peas
  • Broccoli
  • Red, white and yellow onions
  • Squash:  zucchini, yellow summer and spaghetti
  • Green Beans and “shell out” beans
  • Fresh dug red potatoes
  • Many types of herbs

Tomatoes:  We still have plenty of our greenhouse tomatoes and are starting to bring in some field tomatoes, cherry and grape tomatoes.  We always bring in plenty of green tomatoes for those who want to do fried green tomatoes Download the Chernobyl Korean subtitles!

Onions:  We are continuing to harvest our onions so you will find them hanging all over our buildings to dry and “cure’ so they will keep.  We planted 45,000 so before we are finished we will cover most of our buildings 바탕화면 부수기 토이 다운로드!

A truck load of onions ready to be hung to dry, 7-16-12

Flowers:   While the cutting garden has suffered with the heat, the gladiolus and sunflowers we grew in the field are beautiful.   Come make a bouquet 원아워 원라이프 다운로드!

Many colors of glad’s to choose from!

Baked Goods and Brandy:  The baked goods shelves are stocked and Bruce will be open for tasting and tours in the brandy house on Saturday from 1 – 4 Elemental Kaede Prize.

Summer Fruit Update:  While it is nice go have an abundance of vegetables, we are sorry that we currently do not have any fruit.  Our blueberries are gone for the year.  We are waiting on the following:

  • Peaches:  maybe a few by next weekend, check with us around July 27th
  • Earliblaze apples:  This is a great summer apple for eating and cooking, we hope to have some next weekend– July 27th
  • Canteloupe and Watermelon:  check back around August 6th

Peaches ripening on the tree, still about a week away

Grapes:  Check back with us around the middle of August for a grape update as we expect them to be ready early this year.  We will have a good crop of both white niagara and blue concord grapes.    We will not have any pricing information until right before harvest time maven library.

Fall Apples.  As you probably know, we lost most of our apple crop in the April freeze.  We hope to be able to give you more information on availability of our fall apples around the middle of August.   We are not able to take any orders at this time for apples cyberduck.

Another “old sign” added to the market.  Many thanks to one of our great customers who was at an antique auction and got this sign for our market.  As you have seen from my displays, I am always looking for old fruit and vegetable signs and other market antiques.  Denim has taken up guard next to the new sign 모델 심 다운로드.

As always thanks for buying local, we hope to see you soon 삼성 허브 다운로드.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards