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Strawberries, strawberries, strawberries……and a good Father’s Day to all!

Daughter Charlotte offers fresh honey to customers as dad Dayton Hubbard looks on, 2013.

For Father’s Day, consider an outing to the farm.  We will have U-Pick strawberries happening on Sunday morning, fresh donuts coming out of the bakery and a special beekeeping presentation at 1pm! Charlotte Hubbard is a nationally known beekeeper and speaker AND one of Dayton’s daughters! She keeps almost 40 hives on our farm and will be giving a talk that will be fun and enjoyable for kids and adults starting at 1pm on Sunday. You will have the opportunity to explore an empty hive, try on bee suits, sample honey, and more.

Asparagus will be done this weekend.  The last picking will be Friday, so we will have it until we run out.  It is always so sad to have asparagus season end and have to wait another whole year Download the design font.

Greenhouse tomatoes have really slowed down.  They are now $2 a pound and we sell out quickly each day.   We also have greenhouse cucumbers, though they usually sell out pretty fast.

This weekend in the bakery we will have:   

  • Pies: apple, blueberry, blueberry rhubarb, cherry, chocolate,  choco-butter (chocolate/peanut butter), peanut butter, rhubarb,  strawberry rhubarb, and fresh strawberry glaze.
  • Cookies: frog shaped cut outs, monster (oatmeal, choc chips, m&m’s and peanut butter) and lemon.
  • Bread: 12 grain, whole wheat, cinnamon 네코랜드 스튜디오 다운로드.
  • Cinnamon rolls and sticky buns.
  • Donuts: blueberry, buttermilk, and cherry.
  • Slushies: Apple cider and black cherry concord grape blend.
  • If you would like to reserve any baked goods please call us at (269) 244-5690.

A final note from the bakers: This weekend we will be offering a new pie, Strawberry Glaze.  This pie is made using our own fresh picked strawberries with a glaze mixture, topped with whipped cream.  It is a cold pie, the strawberries are not cooked, so they retain their great “just picked” flavor.  If you tried our fresh blueberry or peach glaze pies last year, it is very similar to those.  It is definitely a must try if you love strawberries! I wish I could download Camel! And….we think it would make a great Father’s Day gift. We can only make this pie when strawberries are in season, so we will offer them for about 2 weeks. See you this weekend! – The Bakers

A strawberry glazed pie ready to be topped with whipped cream!

Strawberry season has finally arrived. The weather continues to be perfect for strawberry growing: cool nights and rain give them a nice size and help them ripen very evenly Download chrome 63 version.

We picked a lot of beautiful strawberries today!

We are still picking our early strawberries and bringing in a lot more each day. We have filled our flat orders that we had taken, so most days we will have picked strawberry flats (8 quarts) available for you to pick up on the market.  These run $24. It is always best to call ahead to place an order, (269) 244-5690.

U-Pick strawberries:

  • Will open on Sunday, June 15th (See hours below)
  • Location is on AL Jones Road close to M60 by the old barn
  • U-pick strawberry pricing will be $1.75  quart 파이어폭스 swf 다운로드.
  •  There is about 1.5 pounds in a quart of strawberries
  • Please bring  quart containers if you have them. If not, you may borrow ours for picking and bring your own containers (bowls, tubs, etc.) to get the strawberries home.
  • Depending  on the weather, expect strawberry picking to last 10 days to two weeks
  • Best picking is now as this week’s heat is really bringing them on.
  • However, we rotate picking in 3 fields to ensure good picking each day
  • If  you are trying to pick larger quantities of berries (over 5 cases or 80 quarts), please call us in advance and so we can try to schedule you in on a day when we have lots of berry availability 컬투 쇼 mp3 다운로드. Ask to be put on our “large quantity list.” (269) 244-5690
  • We welcome customers who want to take advantage of being on a farm and enjoying the U-Pick “experience.” We know there are many families who would like to have their children understand where their food comes from and how it grows. For this group, the experience is almost more important than how many berries are picked. If you are newcomers to strawberry picking, let us know when you arrive and we will give your family information on how berries grow and show you how to pick them.

U-Pick Strawberry times:

  • We will open the field at 8:00 am and it will remain open until we are picked out or until 12:00 pm daily
  • We are offering two afternoon picking options this year: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm
  • We plan to open each day weather permitting, closing only for berries to ripen if the weather turns cold office 2016 certification tool. If we close the field for ripening, we will make that decision the day before, so please call us the day/night before you plan to come to make sure we are picking that day. For safety, we will close the field during lightning or a thunderstorm.

Update from Becca:  Out of the “yarden” this weekend: chard, kale (curly, red Russian), lettuce (romaine and salad mix), cilantro, kohlrabi, and peas. We’ll also be opening the u-pick herbs. Check this out in the large metal tub at the edge of the parking lot, smells are free!!  Bring your recipes and cut or pinch off what you need Download CryingNut.

I’d like to take a minute to answer a question I’ve been getting a lot, usually in reference to the tall, scraggly-looking flowers. “Why the weeds?” Short answer: I like bees and complex ecosystems. Long answer:

This is a gardening practice that works like this: upon hearing the buzz of bees, cabbage loopers and slugs stop eating the leaves of my produce and drop to the ground to hide, because these pest insects associate these vibrations with the sound of predatory wasps looking for a meal.

We see weeds, and the bee sees food.

Now that early spring mustard, turnips, radishes, and arugula have gone to flower, I’m happy to report the bees have taken notice and have begun visiting my garden. As an added benefit, these flowers also attract omnivorous wasps, a lovely group of insects that feed on both insect pests and pollen (and haven’t stung me…yet) ib Eve download.

These insects aren’t so numerous that they would scare kids playing on the slide and the swing: only when the market is quiet and I take a moment to listen do I hear the thrum of insects at work.

There are many things besides bees and wasps. I went weeding at dusk the other night and was pleasantly surprised to find ladybugs all over my bolting spinach, filling up on pollen until they can find more aphids and whiteflies to eat. While thinning seedlings, I often see ants dragging root maggots and scale insects that have become their prey back home. I find tiny, elegant spiders filling up on thrips brother 프린터 드라이버 다운로드. I’m sure there are others yet.

Of course I observe plenty of harmful insects living unencumbered in my garden, or at least I observe their effects. This year I had a terrible flea beetle problem on my arugula, so much so that I couldn’t sell it. I considered applying a pesticide, but the organic program-approved chemical I could have applied would have killed the flea beetles…and the lady beetles (ladybugs) and bees and a host of beneficial insects right along with it. With a sigh, I chose ants over arugula, and while I’m sure I now saved beneficial insects, well, I also have a whole row of weedy, hole-ridden leaves. I can only hope that nature will tilt the balance again, and that so many flea beetles will attract a large predator population.
Update from Beth:  Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, grandfathers, stepdads and all. This Father’s Day for sure, I will be remembering Dad, like I do every day. The reminders are easy: in the beautiful greenhouse tomatoes that he potted that we pick each day or in the strawberry fields that he planted which are so laden with berries. It is a daily pleasure for all of us at Corey Lake Orchards to continue his legacy.

Have a great weekend! Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local.

Sweet Cherries are ready!

Sweet Cherries:  We have a good crop of Sweet cherries this year, but not the bumper crop like we had last year.  We lost about 20% of them during the May frost.

Picked Sweet cherries are now available in the market for $4.00 a quart.

U-Pick Sweet cherries will open on Saturday, June 22nd Tea Story image.

  • We have four different kinds  in our small orchard across the street  from our market.    Please  realize that we have an older orchard with about 15 – 20 very large  trees.   Some of the trees are ready now and some will ripen over the next week.  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.

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 파워 포인트 디자인 다운로드.
  • 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 live broadcast of African tv.
  • Length of the season:  It will depend on the weather and how many people come out each day.  Typically within the first several days the bottoms of the trees get picked out and then without a good tall ladder, the picking gets difficult.

Sweet cherries we picked today for sale at the market

 

Cherries just waiting to be picked, June 20th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sour Cherries:  We have a very small crop of sour cherries this year (25%) as they were in their critical bloom stage when we got the frost on Mother’s Day weekend.  So, we lost about 75% of them.  We expect them to be ready around June 28th, again, depending on the weather.    We will have them available for U-Pick and we are working on trying to bring picked tart cherries in from another local farm.    Please check back with us around June 26th for more information on this as well as pricing, if we can get them at a reasonable price locally, we will start taking orders for them song.

Strawberry Update:  We hope to have strawberries through this coming weekend, June 23rd and part of next week.

  • Picked Strawberries are available in the market daily now at $3.25 a quart.
  • U-Pick Strawberries:  We will have the U-Pick fields open this weekend, opening at 8:00 each day, closing at 11 or earlier if we get picked out.  We still have good picking available, but as the early berry rows phase out, we will have fewer to pick each day, so you need to come early.  More information on Strawberry picking can be found below:**

 Summer veggies:  We are beginning to bring in lettuce, kale, swiss chard, green onions and peas.  We still have greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers.    It’s salad time!  Please check out our new U-cut herb garden to put some additional zest into your salad organization also form.

The U-Cut Herb garden by the tall pine tree

The Brandy House will be open this Saturday from 1 – 4 for tours and tasting, please stop in.

Baked Goods.  Sorry we sold out of everything so quickly last weekend, looks like everyone wanted Father’s Day goodies.  Based on demand from last weekend our bakers are already baking extra so we have more supply.   If there is something you really want, to make sure you can get it, please feel free to order in advance by calling the market, 269-244-5690.  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will have:

  • Pies:  cherry, cherry-berry, blueberry, strawberry-rhubarb
  • Cookies:  cut-outs, monster and lemon
  • Bread:  Whole wheat, cinnamon, and a new one:  vegetable ranch (a must try–I got to sample it early!)
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Shortcake

Bakery and Market restoration update:  Work is progressing on the bakery, so please take a peek next time you are out.  The majority of the electrical is done, the drywall is going up, and we expect kitchen equipment to be arriving soon.   Check out the doors that we had made locally, by Dustin White.  Dustin is also the one who restored and repainted the barn earlier this spring game bot. Last night, he worked to hang the many antiques that the Hubbard family has collected (and even used) here on the farm.  (He does great restoration work and builds furniture out of old wood—we have his business card at the market.)

Dustin painting the bakery doors that he constructed out of old wood

 

Check out the many vintage agriculture tools we have put on the market-barn wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corey Lake Orchards Honey is here!  Did you know that a honeybee has to visit approximately two million flowers to create a pound of honey!

  • There are easily that many flowers here on the farm.  Honeybees pollinate our strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, watermelon—practically everything you love getting from Corey Lake Orchards.   Honeybees will fly about three miles for blossoms, but we’re pretty sure they felt no need to leave the farm to find nectar Capitan.
  • We’re already sharing the results of their hard work—tasty strawberries.  We now have another product of their hard work, Corey Lake Orchards Honey.
  • This year’s extra-sweet, light in color, predominantly fruit blossom honey is available in various sizes, in easy-to-reuse canning jars.  We even have it in the comb, just like the bees eat it safari pdf! It is 100% pure Corey Lake Orchards honey.
  • Corey Lake Orchards Honey is all all-natural.  Our beekeepers use NO chemicals in their hives; they don’t filter honey (but do strain it); they don’t heat it.  Filtration and heat give honey a longer shelf life, but strip away many of the pollens and antioxidants that provide honey’s healthful benefits.  This honey is as close to “just-from-the-hive” as you can get, without the risk of stinging!  Because it isn’t heated or filtered, and because of its high natural sugar content, it may crystallize faster as all pure honey does.  If so, simply set the jar in the sun to re-liquefy it.
  • My sister Charlotte has about a dozen hives here on the farm.  Later this summer we’ll be hosting a ‘Meet the Beekeeper’ session where she’ll talk about this essential, critical insect, and let you see bees (contained behind glass.)
  • All profits from the sale of Corey Lake Orchards Honey go to her late husband’s favorite charities of Meals on Wheels, and Loaves & Fishes.  Please purchase a jar, knowing you’ll be enjoying pure, extra sweet honey on your biscuit, yogurt or in coffee while helping feed the hungry of SW Michigan at the same time quote for free.

Happenings on the farm this week:  We spent a lot of hours picking strawberries this week, (our crew of 3 picked close to 2000 quarts!).  Once again, we took up our fight against the weeds, pruned around our orchards and continued maintenance on the blueberry field.  One of the constant chores is trying to get to all of our various crops and orchards to assess their health and well being–we have to divide and conquer just to make sure one of us has been to all of our “back forties.”  On one of my checks today I caught this young deer feasting in the vineyard (yesterday they ate all of the red-leaf lettuce).    Yes, another of the joys of farming!

Asparagus is now gone for the season—wasn’t it wonderful to have it for a full 6 weeks?  Just in case you wonder what happens after you stop picking asparagus, the stalks go to seed and look like ferns.  The ferns store the food in the roots, which is required to have a good crop the following year 아기코끼리 덤보 다운로드.

The asparagus field after we finished harvesting for the year

Happy First Day of Summer,  Beth and Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local. 

**Strawberry U-Pick Information:  

  • U-Pick Strawberry times:  We will open the field at 8:00 am  and it will remain open until we are picked out or until 11:00 am.  
  • Our goal is to always have good picking for our customers.  So we will close the field when all the picking for that day is complete.  Depending on how many people come out in a given day, there could be some days that we will close before 11 am.    Picking will be on a first come, first serve basis. Given the cooler weather this June, we may have to close on certain days for ripening. 
  • To get the latest picking information, check our website, our facebook  page or our answering machine.  You can call the night before or the morning you are trying to come to make sure we are open.  With the price of gas, we wouldn’t want anyone to make a trip only to find out we are closed!
  • Location:  The strawberry fields are located on AL Jones Road, between Corey Lake Road and M-60.   You may go directly there, just look for the signs as to where we are picking each day.
  • U-Pick Strawberry pricing will be  $1.50 quart.  Please bring quart containers if you have them, if not, you may purchase or borrow ours but bring containers (bowls, tubs, etc.) to put them in to take home.

Mother’s Day Weekend update!

Do you want to know more about how to find and prepare morel mushrooms?  Local author and biologist Vic Eichler will be at the market on Saturday afternoon, May 11th at 1:30 to give a presentation about morel mushrooms and answer your questions.  Several of his books will be available for sale, including the popular Morel Mushrooms in Michigan and other Great Lake States, Polished Petoskey Stones and Charlevoix Stones.  

Asparagus:  We should have plenty of asparagus this weekend, unless it cools down too much, which will slow it down.  Please see the end of this for some really interesting information about the nutritional value of asparagus.

Rhubarb is finally here, available by the pound.

Plants for sale:   We currently have a selection of cold crop plants: cabbage, kale, brussell sprouts, lettuce, broccoli, swiss chard, etc.   We also have many varieties of tomato plants for sale.    This weekend we will get our pepper and eggplants in–while it is okay to pick these up now, you should wait to plant them until this next cool spell is done.  In a few weeks we will have our “vine” crops:   squash,  melons and cucumbers.

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 still have some left.    The annuals we use in the cutting garden are:  cosmos, snapdragons, asters, zinnias, and gomphrena Free the contract for sale.

Mother’s Day ideas:     This year, consider some of our special Mother’s day items we are putting together. Many of our local vendors will have their items on the market this weekend.  This will include local honey, cards, art and Ruth’s famous pecan and cashew brittle.  We have a nice variety of flower pots and hanging baskets.

Baked Goods for Mom:    This weekend we will have the following:

  • 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.  In addition, since rhubarb is now ready, they will have rhubarb and strawberry-rhubarb pies as well 워드 파일 다운로드!
  • Sugar Free Pies need to be ordered in advance
  • Also 12 Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Bread and Cinnamon Rolls

  Salad for Mom:  We still have large tomato plants for the patio or to set outside—they are already blooming, staked and some have little tomatoes on them.  Pair these with one of our lettuce bowls that can be put outside, the lettuce can be picked and it grows back! Add a bottle of your Mom’s favorite salad dressing and you have the healthy gift of a fresh salad!

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 세콤매니저 다운로드.

 The Brandy House will be open on Saturday.  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 to try our new “2D” grape brandy–I tried it today myself and was impressed.   He will be happy to give you some ideas on how to blend our brandies into some wonderful drinks for Mom.

Happenings on the farm:    This has been an exhausting but rewarding week for planting.  We put in 700 new blueberry bushes, replaced 70 pear trees, planted 80 new peach trees and 20 new plum trees.    Today we planted part of our new 4-acre U-Pick apple orchard.  This orchard is specially designed with a wide range of varieties and smaller trees to enhance the U-Pick apple experience in the future.  We just all have to be patient now for about 4 – 5 years!!

The fruit trees blooming this week were stunning.  In 50 years we have never seen so many blossoms on the trees–which is not unexpected due to the fruit loss we experienced last year.  And alas, we also had to start irrigating this week–a big thanks to Jay and the crew who had to get all the systems into a “go” mode, not easy after the irrigation is put away for the winter Download the alpine daedong yeo map.

It was “all hands on deck” for the many steps involved in planting the blueberry bushes

 

Replacing pear trees–surrounded by this year’s stunning blooms

Jay searching for the right irrigation coupler, in front of the blooming pear orchard

The first several rows of the new U-Pick apple orchard

Happenings on the market:   We started some market renovations this week which we hope you will like.  We took the asphalt siding off the barn and restored it back to the original wood, we still have one side to go, so please excuse our temporary construction “mess.”  We also did some cement patching of the original 50 year old market floor.

Happy Mother’s Day to all.  This Mother’s Day will remind me and many of you of how much we miss my mother.   But her legacy and spirit continues as we all work to keep the farm and market in the manner in which she and my Dad started.  We like to think she would be pleased with the work we are doing.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local!  Hope to see you this weekend.

 Special information on asparagus below:

Finally–for those who want to know more about the nutritional value of asparagus, Read on!  Tell us if you like this kind of info and we will try to put it together for other produce.  Thanks to Cathy for compiling this!  I learned a lot about asparagus that i didn’t know! Mom's job download!

Bet you didn’t know asparagus was so good for you…….

Not only is it delicious, but it is packed with nutrients –more than any other vegetable.   Consume only moderate amounts if you suffer from gout because it raises uric acid levels in the body.   Nutritionally speaking, the white variety doesn’t compare to the benefits of the green variety 새우편번호 다운로드.   Asparagus has only 4 calories per spear or 40 calories per cup and is loaded with all these health benefits.

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Fiber (3 grams/serving).    Acts as a prebiotic by stimulating “friendly “bacteria which keeps the digestive system healthy

Folate (iron) Download 10 times for fraud ulterior motives.   Vitamin B helps prevent cardiovascular disease, liver disease, birth defects.   Promotes energy, healing and fights infection

Vitamin K – essential for healthy blood clotting and strong bones.

Low Sodium and low carbohydrates

No Fat or Cholesterol

GOOD SOURCE OF:
Vitamin C – a strong disease- fighting antioxidant

Potassium – to support kidney function

Vitamin E – helps minimizes skin damage from sun exposure, also keeps heart & immune system healthy

Glutathione, which is an anti-inflammatory to help with arthritis

Vitamin A – to promote good vision

Antioxidants (including Zinc) to help fight cancer

HOW TO BUY & STORE:     Fresh is always best but it will keep in the refrigerator for days.    Storing with the stem end in cold water (put in plastic and cover) helps keep it fresh longer.

PREPARATION TIP:   You do not need to cut off the ends of our asparagus Download 4k samples.  We pick it where it naturally breaks so it will not be tough.    Rinse in cold water before eating.    It can be  boiled, steamed, roasted, sautéed, grilled, pickled, or eaten au natural (raw).   Be sure to keep cooking time to a minimum as overcooking ruins the flavor, texture and nutritional value.

METHODS OF PREPARING:

·         Grilled:   Toss asparagus in olive oil (or lightly brush) 속풀이쇼 동치미 다운로드.  Grill directly on grate over medium heat (or use non-stick tin foil).   Turn once after 3-5 minutes.   Cooking time depends on how crisp you prefer, usually 6-10 min.   Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, or other favorite seasonings.

·         Boiled:   Add asparagus to pot of boiling water (optional salt, pepper, and butter)   Boil until bright green (about 3-4 minutes) 오토 캐드 뷰어 다운로드.   Rinse under cold water until cool.   This method is best for cold asparagus recipes.

·         Steamed:   Cook in basket or colander over simmering water until bright green and crisp (about 5 min)

·         Microwave:   Put 1 lb fresh spears in micro-wave safe rimmed plate or shallow dish.   Add ¼ cup of water and cover tightly.   Microwave @ 100% for 4-7 min for spears (4-5 min for pieces)   Stir or turn half way through cooking time.   When cooked you may drizzle lemon juice &/or butter for more flavor.

·         Sauteed:    Heat oil or butter in frying pan-add asparagus.   Cook about 5-7 minutes – stirring often

·         Roasted:    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.   Spread spears on a large rimmed baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and roll them around to coat lightly.   Roast spears for about  10-15 min – shaking the pan to roll them around for even browning.   Test with a fork to determine doneness.   Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, garlic or other seasonings.

Raw:   Shave it lengthwise with a vegetable peeler or thinly slice it on an angle – then toss it in a salad.          

 

 


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 Sylvie 1.21.

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 프리미어 프로 2018 다운로드. 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 Kingsman 1.

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 클래시 로얄 버그판 다운로드.

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 c# internet files.

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 old version of White Day.
  • 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 자바 파일 여러개 다운로드!

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 Best download.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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) Shakra Max.

  • Cookies:  Large, pastel flower cut outs, Monster and Zucchini Chocolate Chip
  • Pies: Apple, Blueberry Download The Color of the Wind. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah!! Apple Harvest is complete!!

It always feels like such a relief every year to finish the apple harvest.  Our dedicated and hard-working picking crew finished on Tuesday, took a few afternoons off and today we started laying out our plan for pruning the trees in preparation for next year 화개장터 노래 다운로드.    So…..what this means is our dedicated and hard-working market crew has the apples ready to sell and are happy to help you select apples for fresh eating, cooking and ones that will store well for winter use.  We highly recommend the Fuji and Red Rome apple for winter storing and can give you tips on how to best store your apples Sugar Sugar Run download.

Since we had a small apple crop this year due to the spring frost, we plan to close early this year, so you have 10 more days to get your supply of apples, winter squash, onions, honey, maple syrup, brandy, peppers, tomatoes, pies to freeze for Thanksgiving and all of the other items you want.    Our last official day for the year will be Sunday, October 14th 수술시뮬레이터 다운로드.

Apple update:  Apples are continuing to go fast given how few we have this year.    We encourage you to call ahead to make sure the apple you want is available resume self-introduction form.   If we have the apples in the market when you call, we are happy to hold them for you.   269-244-5690.  We will continue to keep our 2012 chart on the website updated with the latest information.    You can find the link to the chart on the home page of our website:  http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/2012/08/apple-update-for-2012/

The following apples are available in the market:

  • Cameo (bushels, half bushels, pecks, half pecks and by the pound)
  • Fuji (bushels, half bushels, pecks, half pecks and by the pound)
  • Golden Delicious (pecks, half pecks and by the pound)
  • Golden Supreme (half pecks only and by the pound)
  • Honeycrisp (half pecks and by the pound only)
  • Pink Lady (bushels, half bushels, pecks, half pecks and by the pound)
  • Red Delicious (bushels, half bushels, pecks, half pecks and by the pound)
  • Red Rome  (bushels, half bushels, pecks, half pecks and by the pound)

The following apples are gone for the year:

  • Braeburn
  • Cortland
  • Gala
  • EarliBlaze
  • Ida Red
  • Macintosh
  • Molly’s Delicious
  • Mutsu
  • JonaGold
  • JonaMac
  • Jonathan
  • Nu-Red

Cider:  This week’s cider blend is gala, golden delicious, red delicious, rome, fuji and cameo.     Please ask for a sample if you want to try it.  We pressed some cider today (Thursday October 4th) and will have it available tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately, we had press issues and did not finish a full run , but we think we have enough for about 2 – 3 days Radio Heaven.   We are working to get the mill fixed and hope to make it one more time before we close for the year.   Please call ahead to make sure we have it before you drive over (269-244-5690) Download Absolute Duo.

U-Pick Grapes: There are still purple Concord grapes to pick, but they are very ripe and splitting.    If you plan to make juice or wine, they would be okay to still get them glut 다운로드.

Fall Ornamentals and Jack O’Lantern pumpkins are here: We have some beautiful and hardy mums in all colors, white pumpkins, cinderella pumpkins, miniature gourd pumpkins and all kinds of other gourds, in addition to the Jack o’ lantern pumpkins.  The painted pumpkins and gourds by Diane are here and are as cute as they are each year.  We have many small pie pumpkins this year that are perfect for classroom parties, Halloween parties, preschool rooms, etc.  If you need 25 or more, ask us about special pricing movie perfume.

Peppers, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Eggplant:  In anticipation of the frost coming (supposedly this weekend??) we have harvested all of these so it is your last chance to get a fresh tomato for one last BLT 파워디렉터 15 무료 다운로드.

Winter Squash:  We have butternut, buttercup, acorn,  hubbard, heart of gold  and sweet dumpling squash.

Onions:  This is the time to be buying your onions to store for the winter.  We have them in mesh bags and still have red, yellow and white available, all sweet onions Hangouts download.

Baked Goods: This weekend we will have Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and Cran-Apple pies, all of our apple pies are made with the fresh apples grown here at our farm.  We also will have apple dumplings which are made using our whole cored Cortland apples. They will also have pumpkin cupcakes (the same ones everyone loved last year), along with cookies.

Fall Color Tour:  The Three Rivers Fall Color Tour is Sunday, October 14th this year.  We will be participating in it and doing our usual thing of having art vendors, the Birds of Prey Exhibit from 1 – 3, samples of produce, etc.    Put this on your calendar and plan to join us.  You can view the entire fall color tour brochure here:  http://rivercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Color-Tour-Brochure-FINAL-2012.pdf

We hope to see you soon and thanks as always for buying local.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards