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Peach, tomato, corn, blueberry and apple update–August 20th

Just a quick note about a few things going on this week:

Peaches:  This week we will pick most of our peaches in our new orchard and they are beautiful.    The varieties are Flamin’ Fury and Coral Star.  This may be the only week we can offer larger quantities of pecks–which is a 1/4 bushel. ($10/peck.)   So for those of you who have been trying to get peaches–don’t delay handbrake.

Tomatoes:  Just to prove that we really are waiting for the tomatoes to ripen I took this picture this morning….when and if they finally turn red, we will have lots of tomatoes for you to pick or buy in bushel quantity.   This year we have staked them all so picking will be easier than ever.  We are hoping this week’s hot weather will help 엑스맨 퍼스트 클래스 다운로드.

This year’s u-Pick field–still waiting for tomatoes to turn red

Earliblaze apple special:  We have picked our Earliblaze apples for the year and are offering them at a special price due to not having enough cold storage space to keep them.  These are one of the best summer apples for eating, cooking (pies or sauce.)  They will be $16 a bushel, tree run, until we sell out.  Call us if you would like to reserve some 웹마 2 다운로드. 269-244-5690.

This year’s crop of Earli-blaze apples

Blueberries:  This is the last week we will have blueberries 안드로이드 스튜디오 gradle 다운로드.

Sweet Corn:  This morning we picked the last sweet corn for the year.  Thanks to all of our customers who enjoyed it.  If you are still needing corn, we would recommend Stears Corn, located in Constantine, call 435-8232 파이어폭스 이미지 일괄 다운로드.

All for now….hope to see you soon,  Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

 

Middle of August Update

Wow, the middle of August already and it feels like fall is here.   Certainly the weather makes it seem that way, but the slowing down of summer crops and fall crops beginning is just another reminder of how early everything is this year.  We can already smell the grapes ripening on the vine, which is about 3 weeks early.  So bottom line is you need to enjoy the summer vegetables as they begin to wind down.  We still have sweet corn, green beans, peppers, onions, red potatoes, eggplant and summer squash. 

Summer Fruit:  We will have peaches for only about one more week in small quantities only English egg. (1 and 2-quart boxes.)   The variety we are picking now is Flamin’ Fury.  We might get a few very late peaches around Labor Day, but we don’t know if we can get them before the deer and raccoons have their fill.    We are still bringing in cantaloupe daily and now have lots of watermelon coming in 미라클 멜로디 다운로드.

Last chance to get Bartlett Pears.  We have picked all of the Bartlett Pears for the year.  If you would like some, please call us at 269-244-5690 to reserve them.  They are $36 a bushel this year due to only having 10% of a crop.  The pears are very nice this year Zeus server download.

Stanley Prune Plums.  We hope to pick our plums this weekend, again we have very few of these due to the spring freeze but will have them available in 1 quart, 2 quart and pecks (1/4 of a bushel) world tour on the ladder.

Fall Apples:  We started picking our fall apples today.   We have Gala and JonaMac available in small eating quantities as well as bushels.   Both of these apples are good for eating or cooking.  Come try a sample of each.  Also, since we will only have a few Macintosh apples this year (no bushels) both the Gala and JonaMac would be close replacements for a Macintosh, especially for applesauce.  We also picked a few of our early Honeycrisp trees and have these available in half-pecks.    We are in the process of putting together a 2012 apple update which will let you know what kind of apples we expect to have, approximately when they will be ready and other information.  This will be available on our website and we will have copies in the market 루나틱돈 전설의 항해 다운로드.

U-Pick Tomatoes:  We still have plenty of tomatoes for you to pick at $14 a bushel.  Everyone who has picked so far has been very pleased, the picking is very good right now and takes about 10 minutes to fill up a bushel.    If you need your tomatoes to be picked, please call the market at 269-244-5690, we are taking orders for 1st quality bushels and “2nds” 피파18 월드컵모드 다운로드.

Brandy Availability:  Our brandy sales this year has depleted our stock and we are currently out of apple, pear and peach brandy.  We hope to make all 3 of these yet this year.   So we currently only have cherry and grape brandy on hand Evernote pc.

Baked Goods:  We will have baked goods Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  All of the usual cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls and bread 홈커밍 자막 다운로드.

Welcome to the Three Rivers Triathlon/Duathlon participants, friends, family and supporters.    We wish you luck on the race and hope you enjoy eating all of our fresh produce that we have made available for you after the race.    We’d love to have you stop by on your way home to pick up some Oracle 11g express.   We feel like every day is a triathlon here on the farm.  So we welcome you to participate in our own triathlon.

  • Event 1:  Pick up 2 of our jumbo long-striped watermelon (weighs approximately 25 pounds each) from the field, put one under each arm, note they will be wet and muddy, run them over to the waiting tractor and wagon (1/4th mile away).  Please note that field will be muddy, with uneven surfaces and field rock obstacles to get around only the wound.
  • Event 2:  Carry wooden crates of fresh dug potatoes (approximately 65 pounds) from the field, to the waiting truck, approximately 1/8th of a mile away.  Caution again on mud, uneven surfaces and rocks.
  • Event 3:  Help us carry in large mesh corn bags from the truck to our cooler.  Each bag holds 5 dozen and weighs 50 pounds.  We expect you to carry 2 at a time, just like several of our workers can!!  Surface will be flat cement (yeah!) and when you get into the cooler, it will be 50 degrees, we can cool you right down!

As always thank for buying local and have a great weekend!

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

 

 

 

Fruit and Vegetable Update for the beginning of August

As summer continues, we want to remind you that everything is continuing to ripen earlier than normal  and with the hot dry summer– not staying long.  Our fruit crops are running several weeks early and our summer vegetables, usually peaking now, have already peaked and will be finishing early.   Keep this in mind as we don’t want you to miss some of your favorite fruits and vegetables.  The vegetables we still have are:  zucchini, yellow squash,spaghetti squash, cucumbers, red potatoes, peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, onions and green beans 앤트맨 자막 다운로드.

Peaches:  Our new peach orchard (those small 2 year old trees along Corey Lake Road) is pleasantly surprising us with a better yield than expected.    We have small boxes available: $3.50/quart (2 pounds) or $6.00 for 2-quarts (4 pounds) daily.  On days where we pick a lot, we are selling them by the peck (1/4 of a bushel).  We still don’t have enough to sell by the bushel, but you may buy up to 8 pecks at a time (2 bushel).   This week we still have some Red Havens for $10 a peck.  We have started picking a new variety called Coral Star.  These are freestone, larger than the Red Haven and are $12 a peck when available.  Not only are our peaches beautiful this year, they are very sweet due to the dry conditions.    If you call the market and we have peaches on hand that day, we are happy to hold them for you.  269-244-5690 Download The Animal Forest to hang out into town. We are expecting to pick a  good share of our peach crop within this next week and then we will have only 2 more later varieties to come.

My niece Amber visiting from Florida and thoroughly enjoying a fresh peach

Our 2nd year trees with beautiful Coral Star peaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetables by the bushel:    Our green beans are flourishing with the recent rains, they are $25/bushel when ordered in advance.  We have plenty of green peppers and they are available at $15.00 a bushel when ordered in advance.  Call 269-244-5690 KaliLinux Metaspflow.

Picked Tomatoes:   Finally, more of our field tomatoes are ripening.    If you want picked tomatoes, please call us at 269-244-5690 to get on our list.  We offer “first quality” tomatoes at $28 a bushel or “seconds” at $15.00.   Our “seconds” are great for making sauce, salsa or juice.  They just have a few blemishes/spots on them that you need to cut out White Day Mobile Download.

U-Pick Tomatoes:  Due to the high volume of customers who want to pick tomatoes this year, we have decided to start the year by scheduling customers in to pick.   This allows us to make sure that when you come there are enough tomatoes to pick.    So please call the market to get on our “U-Pick tomato” list.  Give us your name, phone number and how many you would like to pick.  We will start calling customers back and letting you know when you can pick.  Hopefully by the end of August  we will have enough tomatoes so  we don’t need to schedule anymore 라데온 카탈리스트 다운로드. U-Pick tomatoes will be $14 a bushel.  We thank you in advance for working with us as we try this new scheduling system in hopes that we can give you a better picking experience.  We will be starting to call customers this week to pick tomatoes 달빛조각사 46권 텍본 다운로드.

Tomatoes ripening in the U-PIck tomato field, 8-7-12

Watermelon:  Our own home-grown seeded watermelon is finally ready.  We have the round Crimson Sweet and the long-striped Charleston Grey.  We are still bringing in cantaloupe daily 트와일라잇1 다운로드.

Summer Apples:  We will be harvesting the rest of our Earli-blaze apples within a week.  If you would like to get some of these, please call the market (269-255-5690) to give us your name, number and how many bushel.  This is probably the best summer apple we grow.  It is tart, good for eating or for apple sauce and pies.    Since we had a good crop of these, we are offering them at $20/bushel Download amd driver.

Onion bags:  As our sweet onions dry, we are bagging them in 8-pound mesh bags.  The white and yellow onions sell for $7.50/bag and the red onions sell for $9.00 a bag r Program download.

Baked Goods:  We offer baked goods on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  This week our bakers will be bringing a new pie called “Berry Peachy.”  It combines our blueberries and peaches together…..you’ll want to try this one 폭스콘 바이오스 다운로드!

Bartlett Pears:  We have about 10 percent of our normal pear crop and we will be harvesting them within the next week.   We currently have them for sale on the market in small quantities of $3.50 quart (2 pounds) or $6 for a 2-quart (4 pounds) and a $10.00 peck (1/4 of a bushel).   If you want bushels of pears for canning, please call and give us your name, phone number and how many bushel you would like to have.   (269-244-5690)  We can’t make any promises until we finish picking and see how many bushels are available.  They will be $36/bushel and we may have to limit customers to a few bushels to allow as many as possible to get pears.

U-Pick Grapes:  We are going to have a good crop of blue Concord and white Niagara grapes this year.  We anticipate them being ready around September 10th.     This year we are expanding the amount of U-Pick concord vineyards available to ensure we have enough for all that want to pick.   Please call us the week of August 27th for more information on our opening date or check the website.   We want to make sure the grapes are ripe before we open and that will depend on the weather for the next few weeks.   The pricing will be the same as last year:  25 cents/pound or 20 cents/pound if you pick over 100 pounds.

Fall Apples:  As you know we have a very limited apple crop this year due to the April frost and freeze.      We have about 25% of our normal crop and we feel fortunate to have that many knowing how other growers were more severely impacted and have none.  Sadly, we must inform you that we will not have U-Pick apples this year due to the light crop.  We know how much our customers enjoy this annual experience and we love having you.  We will have limited amounts of picked apples for sale as they ripen.  Within the next few weeks we hope to give you more information about what varieties we will have available and estimates on when they will be ready. We appreciate your support and understanding and let’s all hope for a better year in 2013.

Thanks as always for buying local.

Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

 


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