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U-Pick Grapes, U-Pick Apples, Cider, Dumplings, and Spookley…

We are loving this weather and delighted that the weather people have told us it will be here through the weekend. It will be a great few days to be out on the farm. Here’s what we will have this weekend.

Summer vegetables are winding down as fall produce fills the market. We still are picking some of these daily, but not huge quantities: zucchini, summer squash, cabbage, peppers (many kinds), kale (red Russian, Tuscan, and curly from Becca’s garden), eggplant, brussels sprouts, black beans and herbs.

We have lots of fall squash now: acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti squash, and heart of gold. Sage bundles are ready for those who want them. $1 for small bundles and $2 for large bundles. Fall cauliflower is here–huge and beautiful.

Apple cider is here! Our cider is not pasteurized or treated in any way–just pure squeezed apples! It has been flying off the shelf so we have already adjusted our pressing cycle to make it on demand….but…there is a chance we might run out in any given day, so always feel free to call us to make sure we have it before you drive out.  269-244-5690 매일미사 무료 다운로드.

Picked Tomatoes: Tomatoes are slowing down with the cool weather and we are no longer taking orders for bushels of tomatoes. We will continue to have them for sale by the pound until the first frost.

U-Pick Tomatoes: The U-Pick tomato field is open 8 to 6 daily, you can pick your own for $14 a bushel. It will be open until the first frost. You do not need to call ahead to come as we have gotten through everyone on the list who signed up for U-Pick – please just come to the market to check in. We appreciate everyone’s patience this year with tomato picking as we had to work through the weather issues. The tomatoes are really beautiful this year.

Fall Ornamentals: Pumpkins, gourds, specialty pumpkins, rainbow corn and popcorn, and small hay bales are ready for your fall decorating. Diane’s famous painted pumpkins are on the market too 왕좌의 게임 시즌5 다운로드.

Diane's famous painted pumpkins are here

Diane’s famous painted pumpkins are here

Potatoes: We have white, red, and the russet baking potatoes on the market. We’ve harvested all our potatoes for the year, so they are now available by the bushel for your fall/winter use. They are $20 a bushel, which  makes them less than 50 cents a pound. Bring containers to put bushels in, preferably crates or something similar so air can circulate through.

Bagged onions: Our sweet candy onions (red and yellow) and our white superstar onions have now been cleaned and bagged. They have been dried and cured and will keep for you. Shallots and special cipollini cooking onions are also available.

This weekend in the bakery we will have:

  • Pies: apple, blueberry, cherry, cherry berry, pear, pecan, fresh pumpkin
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Cookies: apple and lady-bug cut outs, monster (oatmeal, m&m’s and peanut butter), oatmeal raisin, lemon
    Bread: whole wheat, cinnamon, vegetable.
    Cinnamon rolls and sticky buns.
    Donuts: apple, buttermilk, pumpkin.
    Slushies: apple cider and white grape peach Download Corel Draw.

If you would like to reserve any baked goods please call us at (269) 244-5690.

A note from the bakersApple Dumplings are here! Starting this weekend we will have apple dumplings available in the bakery. We take a whole Cortland apple, peel it, core it, and wrap it in our pie dough. We then bake the apples in pans with our special cinnamon caramel sauce. Fall is the only time we can make them and they are wonderful! We will have apple dumplings available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday now thru Fall Color Tour (October 12).  Reminder that we have our Northern Spy frozen apple pies on special since it is apple season….you can buy three large pies for $25. Stock up for the winter. See you this weekend! -The Bakers

It was very hard to not go get a spoon when the apple dumplings came out of the oven today

It was very hard to not go get a spoon when the apple dumplings came out of the oven today!

We put plenty of apples in our pie--after the crust that is the next best part.

Apples pies ready to go in the oven…We put plenty of apples in our pie–after the crust that is the next best part!

Picked grapes:  We are taking orders for bushels of picked grapes, they are $20 a bushel, please call the market at 269-244-5690 to order them Download baidu share link.

Concord grapes--looking good for picking over the next several weeks.

Concord grapes–looking good for picking over the next several weeks.

U-Pick grapes:  we will open for U-Pick on Sunday, September 28th, for  both the white Niagara and the purple Concord.

  • Picking hours:  Our picking hours are 8 am to 6 pm, we ask that you be finished and checked out by 6, except for Tuesday and Thursdays, where we will stay open until 8 pm (please check into the market by 6pm).
  • Please check in at the main market on Corey Lake Road before you start.  You will be directed to the vineyard in which we are picking that day and be given rows to pick on 분리배출마크 다운로드.
  • Pricing:  They are 25 cents/pound to pick or if you pick over 100 pounds, they are 20 cents/pound. A 5-gallon bucket filled to the top weighs approximately 20 pounds which is also equivalent to a half bushel.
  •  If you pick over 100 pounds of grapes, that is $4 a bucket (20 cents/lb)
  • If you pick less than 100 pounds, it is $5 a bucket (25 cents/lb).
  • Sugar Content:  When the grapes were tested on 9-23, the Concords’ sugar solid was at 13.2 and the Niagaras’ was at 14.8. Both of these will have gone up by the time we open on Sunday–but the bottom line is: yes, they have plenty of sugar and are sweet.

When you come to pick grapes, please bring the following if you have them:

  • Five gallon buckets to pick in, this is how we measure how much you pick instead of having to weigh them all. If you don’t have these, you can borrow ours, but bring containers to take them home in.  You can also purchase pails from us for $4.00 Download Blossoms.
  • Scissors or clippers to cut them with.
  • Small wagons to help you get them out of the vineyard (our rows are very long!)

How is the crop and how long will the grapes last? We have around 50 acres of grapes for U-Pick this year and think they will last up until the first hard frost, that depends of course on the weather and how many customers we have. If you want white Niagara grapes, we would encourage you to come earlier than later, as we have only 1 block of those for picking.

Why can’t I smell the grapes this year? For those of you who have been coming here annually, you know that one of the most wonderful things about coming to the market during the fall….is that extraordinary sweet aroma from our vineyards. The reason it isn’t wafting through the breeze is that most of the white grapes around our market we lost due to the winter injury–no grapes, no smell. However, if you are picking apples, you will smell the grapes once you get there, and of course when you are picking grapes–you can immerse yourself in that wonderful aroma.

Apple pricing for the year: Our apple pricing will be the same as last year, and is the same for picked apples or u-pick apples. With the exception of a few special varieties (like Honeycrisp) apples will be: $24 a bushel**, $13 a half-bushel, $7 a peck (1/4 of a bushel), $4 a half-peck, $2 a 1/4 peck and $1.00 a pound.  **When we have bushels available 맥북 페이스북 다운로드. Please see apple update at the bottom or visit our official page here.

U-Pick apples:  We are open 8 to 6 daily for U-Pick apples. The varieties you can  pick now are: Red and Golden Delicious,  Cameo, Fuji and Northern Spies. Please realize that when you go out to the U-Pick orchards and see so many tree with no apples, some trees that have died, plus some with few apples, that this is due to the severe winter followed by a May 15th frost. It impacted some varieties severely.  We will continue to mark trees which still have good picking to ensure you have a good picking experience and on weekends our orchard guide, George, is there to help you find what you are looking for.

Picked Apples on the market.

  • Gala is a great eating and cooking apple.  It has a crisp snappy bite over a mellow sweetness.
  • Jon-A-Mac:  This is a good cooking or eating apple.  It has all of the best qualities of a Jonathan apple and a McIntosh.  Hurry, we only have a few of these left
  • Cortland:  This is an old fashioned apple which is excellent for baking.  It is a descendent of the McIntosh, but a bit sweeter,  it also juices well.   Hurry, we only have a few of these left
  • Honeycrisp:  This seems to be many people’s favorite, it is crisp with an excellent sweet flavor and a “bite” to it.  Great for eating fresh or using in salads.  We will have these off and on as we pick them during the season, so feel free to call ahead before you come out.
  • Jonathan:  A very popular apple for fresh eating and cooking.  It has a spicy tangy flavor, a favorite for making apple butter or taffy apples wii ios.
  • Cameo:  A firm-textured, crisp and sweet tart apple.  Great for snacking or baking and is an outstanding dessert apple.  Keeps well in coldest part of refrigerator.  We are only picking a few of these as they ripen, so they are not available by the bushel yet.
  • Fuji: This is an apple with sweet and tart flavor, with a low acid content.  It is a very good keeper.  We are only picking a few as these begin to ripen, so they are not available by the bushel yet. 
  • Northern Spy:  This is an antique apple that cooks up well in applesauce, pie and other dishes…..very popular for apple pie.
  • Golden Delicious:  A gingery-smooth, sweet taste lies under a thin skin.  Great for applesauce, cider, pies or other desserts. We are only picking a few of these as they ripen, so they are not available by the bushel yet.
  • Gone for the year:  Ginger Gold, Macintosh, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze and Jonagold.

Pumpkins: We have lots of pumpkins for sale, ranging from huge to small, but this year we have moved them to the parking lot area to make it easier for you to take to your car.  You can’t miss them, right beside the vineyard and in front of the old white truck 엔드노트 다운로드.

The Spookley Storybook:  Please check out our large storybook about Spookley the square pumpkin in the yard by the farmhouse.  There are 12 storyboards to walk children through.  It is a wonderful story about a pumpkin that grows square instead of round, gets teased and bullied because he is different, than something happens on the farm where Spookley ends up saving all of the pumpkins—and we won’t give the rest of the story away. This story has some great teachable moments about how all of us need to value the unique and different qualities that individuals have.

Photo opportunities:  There is no lack of places to take your fall photos, but here are a couple of places set up just to get the group photo….

Ultra large pumpkins, squash and watermelon grown by Keith Whitford--no wonder he took first place at this year's fair.

Ultra large pumpkins, squash and watermelon grown by Keith Whitford–no wonder he took first place at this year’s fair.

Will your kids pose as still as Denim did for a picture??

Will your kids pose as still as Denim did for a picture??

Happenings on the farm this week: Unfortunately, our farm was the victim of a theft this week. Many of you have called, stopped by or emailed to tell us how sorry you are about that–we appreciate your thoughts and concern. It is unfortunate that all of us live in a world where these things continue to occur. Two of our ATV utility vehicles were taken which we use for the U-Pick grape picking to get customers and their grapes up and down the long rows—so this was very untimely with us opening this Sunday. For those of you following all of the “downs” we have had this year due to crop losses due to the weather, this one sure added another blow to us.

Remember those words I shared with you in last week’s update:  “Farming is about the most unpredictable thing you can venture into—so you have to be able to embrace change, be very flexible and let nothing surprise you! ” This surprise went from shock and disbelief, to some anger and real discouragement. Yes, your words of encouragement and ongoing support are a wonderful help right now for all of us here as we begin the final home stretch of our fall season chandelier 다운로드! We’re grateful for all the kindness our customers have shown us this week.

Thanks as always for buying local, Beth & everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

We still have lot of apples….and now we are set up to ship them just in time for the holidays

Our “we still have too many apple problem” continues.  We’re thankful for those of you who are still coming out and taking advantage of our end of season specials (listed below.)  But we have decided to offer you a few other ways to get some apples out to folks:  a local delivery service and a shipping service.  We have received many calls from customers asking if we could ship apples for them and so we are now set up to do that.  Finally….you can send a taste of “Corey Lake Orchards” to your friends, relatives or even yourself any where in the country Overwatch Border Hack.

Shipping information:

  • We’ll be shipping apples by UPS or the US Postal Service (your pick)!   For apple shipping, you need to visit our New Online Store.   Yes, thanks to Mr 윈드리버 다운로드. Hubbard’s granddaughter Becca, she has helped us put up an online store.  You can click the “online store” button on the right hand side of our website, or click here 메이트리 다운로드.
  • To ensure quality, we’re offering apples that travel well: Fuji, Golden Delicious, Rome, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, and Northern Spy. We’ll be shipping on Mondays to ensure fresh delivery by Friday. We’re also shipping bosc pears, so take a look 이집트왕자 한국어 더빙 다운로드.
  • Having a son in college, I decided it was important to create a special Corey Lake Orchard’s Student Care package in our new on-line store.  If you know a student who could use a boost (remember finals are approaching), check out our campus care package which contains apples, pears, brownies from our bakery and a special surprise.  Simply place an order with us through our new online store and click the Campus Care Package option 칼리 리눅스 한글 다운로드.
  • Do you know a Western Michigan University student? Since they are local, you could show your support by buying a half-peck of apples through our apple delivery service, or you could take advantage of our WMU student Care Package! Exams start December 9th, and we’ll deliver care packages for free, complete with an encouraging smile, on Friday, December 6th 대성 skype 다운로드. Go to our new online store to order.

Apple Delivery information: 

  • Introducing apple delivery! That’s right nginx php file! If you live in Constantine, Kalamazoo, Portage, Schoolcraft, or Three Rivers, we’ll deliver up to 5 bushels of apples straight to your door for a delivery fee of $5. These orders need to be prepaid with a credit card, so please have that available when you call. 
  • We’ll be delivering apples to Constantine and Three Rivers on Mondays, and Portage, Schoolcraft, and Kalamazoo on Mondays and Tuesdays every week.  We can only do these deliveries if we have at least five people sign up each week, so if you’re interested, make sure you get a friend, neighbor or coworker to sign up too.  
  • For delivery we currently have:  Fuji, Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, Pink Lady, Rome, Red Delicious, Cortland and Jonathan in stock.  
  • All of the above apples are priced at $24 bushel, $13 half-bushel, $7 peck and $4 a half-peck  (Plus the $5 delivery fee.)

The Brandy House will remain open for tasting and tours on Saturdays, from 1 to 4, through December.  A sip of our brandy is sure to warm you up on these chilly days and come smell the wonderful aroma in our brandy room with all of the apples we are fermenting for apple brandy Sakura Nova Download.

The bakery is now taking orders for Thanksgiving and Holiday pies and other goodies.  Stop in and fill out an order form and let our wonderful bakers do the work for you 맥 sierra 다운로드!

We will be making donuts in the bakery for two more weekends this year:  this weekend (11-16 and 11-17) and next weekend (23 and 24)  We will be pressing cider for two more weeks, our last day for cider for the year will be Friday, November 29th.   Only two more weeks for that special fall treat of cider and donuts…. Download android server files.

You may have smelled something wonderful in the bakery last weekend.  While the crew is busy making donuts, they are keeping a large kettle of apple butter or pear butter going.   The apple butter is my mother’s recipe.  We will be selling jars of this soon so keep this in mind for holiday gifts, teacher’s gifts or a nice hostess gift.

We will continue to be open daily in November, from 8 – 6.  We will remain open as long as we have picked apples left to sell.  With as many as we have left, we will probably be open daily through the month of November (we will be closed on Thanksgiving day.)

Picked apples:

  • Our “Buy one;   Get one or Give one” special will continue until we close for the year, so come on out and take advantage of it.
  • Here’s the deal: You can buy any quantity of apples, and we will give you the same size quantity for free.** So, buy a bushel, get a free bushel….buy a 1/2 peck, get a free 1/2 peck, etc.    Can’t use the extra bag of apples?  Then we will be happy to donate it on your behalf to one of the many food banks in the area that we are supplying.
  • This special will apply to the following varieties of apples which we currently have:  Fuji, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Northern Spy, Pink Lady, Rome
  • (**The BOGO offer is not a 50% off special, you must get the 2nd bag of apples).
  • The BOGO special will not apply to the following varieties of apples which are already specially priced:  Red Delicious (Bag your own 1/2 bushel for $5) and Cortland & Jonathan (1/2 price or $12 a bushel)
  • Needless to say, this is a great time to stock up for the winter on apples. The apples that keep the best are:   Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, and Fuji.   Pick up one of our information sheets when you are here on the best way to store apples.
  • Note:  The following apples are now gone for the year:  Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Mutsu, Ida Red, Cameo,  JonaGold, Braeburn, and Gala.
  • For a description of these and all of the apples that we grow, please go to the apple listing on our website:  http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/seasonal-offerings/apples/

U-Pick apples:  If you live around here, you know all too well how cold it has gotten this week.  So….the cold weather has finished off the grapes, but there are still good apples to pick.  But….you need to hurry out because they won’t be in the orchard long.  The cold weather is causing cause them to drop off the trees and also, we are pruning our orchards, and as we do, those orchards will not be available for U-Pick.  If you want to pick apples, you need to come within the next week or 10 days.  You can pick off the tree or the ground now for $5/bushel, perfect for making end of year cider or feeding animals.

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local and we hope to see you out soon.     Beth

We are still open! With plenty of apples, grapes and onions…

With November here, we decided to try out a new schedule where we would be open for 4-day weekends and closed during the middle of the week.  Well, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our customers just kept coming out, regardless of the day.  So….we have abandoned the new schedule and will continue to be open daily in November, from 8 – 6.  We will remain open as long as we have apples left to sell.  With as many as we have left, this could be a long time, probably at least up until Thanksgiving El Capitan.

Our “Buy one;   Get one or Give one” special will continue until we close for the year, so come on out and take advantage of it.    If you ever wanted to try out something new with apples, this is your chance….ideas:  Try making your own juice or hard cider, dry apples for apple chips.  Since they are so good for you, sneak them into every food you can, I cut them up in yogurt and also in oatmeal…. kyobo mungo ebook.

Here’s the deal: You can buy any quantity of apples, and we will give you the same size quantity for free.** So, buy a bushel, get a free bushel….buy a 1/2 peck, get a free 1/2 peck, etc.    Can’t use the extra bag of apples Upside downloads?  Then we will be happy to donate it on your behalf to one of the many food banks in the area that we are supplying.

This special will apply to the following varieties of apples which we currently have:

  • Fuji
  • Golden Delicious
  • Honeycrisp
  • Northern Spy
  • Pink Lady
  • Rome
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The BOGO special will not apply to the following varieties of apples which are already specially priced:

  • Red Delicious (Bag your own 1/2 bushel for $5)
  • Cortland & Jonathan (1/2 price or $12 a bushel)

Needless to say, this is a great time to stock up for the winter on apples Blue Valentine download. The apples that keep the best are:   Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, and Fuji.   Pick up one of our information sheets when you are here on the best way to store apples 큐베이스 9 다운로드.

Note:  The following apples are now gone for the year:  Macintosh, Golden Supreme, Mutsu, Ida Red, Cameo,  JonaGold, Braeburn, and Gala.

For a description of these and all of the apples that we grow, please go to the apple listing on our website:  http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/seasonal-offerings/apples/

Apple Gleaning “Plus”:  Our end of season gleaning is open and we are calling it Apple Gleaning “Plus” this year because it is not a typical end of harvest situation..  Because we did not finish harvesting the apples this year….there are many trees that have not been touched with beautiful apples on them.    So this is a great way for folks trying to get a lot of apples to do it very economically.  You may pick apples left on the tree or off the ground for $5/bushel.    So for those people who want to press their own cider, make a huge amount of apple sauce, get “animal” apples, etc, this is the time.  For best availability of the types of apples and quality—you will want to come out within the next several weeks 파스텔 하와이 다운로드.

U-Pick grapes:  The White Niagara grapes and Purple Concord are still open for picking.  We have plenty of both types left to pick.  We expect to have grapes available up until the first hard–killing frost.  We have had enough frost to kill off part of the foliage, so the grapes are very easy to pick now because the leaves are out of the way 윈도우 10 원격 데스크톱 다운로드!

We have decided to include onions in our buy one–get one special as well.  So pick up a bag of our sweet onions and take a second one for free.  Our white onions are $7.50/bag.   Our onions keep very well in a cool place where they can’t freeze Samsung manual download.

The Brandy House will remain open for tasting and tours on Saturdays, from 1 to 4, through December.  A sip of our brandy is sure to warm you up on these chilly days altium 다운로드.

The bakery is now taking orders for Thanksgiving and Holiday pies and other goodies.  Stop in and fill out an order form and let our wonderful bakers do the work for you!

Due to popular demand, we are going to try to continue making donuts on Saturdays and Sundays  only in November as long as the market remains openWe will also try to continue to press cider into November as well.  We seem to have some customers who claim they are addicted to our donuts and cider and want us to keep them coming as long as we can! So, we are willing to give it a try.

For those of you who were not out on Halloween day last week (which given the cold rain was most of you!!) you missed our Halloween costumes….

Beth dressed as a Concord grape for Halloween getting a grape slushy from the bakery

 Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local and we hope to see you out soon.     Beth

It’s a four day “Buy one, pick one; get one or give one” special!!

The snow that came down all day only compounded our harvest problems.  We still have yet to pick two more varieties.   So….we have an “ap-peal” out to everyone which is:  Help!    Not only has the weather slowed us from finishing the harvest….we have so many apples this year we are even out of bins to put them in.  The only way to free up some bins is to move some apples off the market.  Thus, we are offering this special starting Friday, October 25th through Monday, October 28th sulhyun direct cam.

Here’s the deal:  You can buy or pick any quantity of apples, and we will give you the same size quantity for free.** So, buy or pick a bushel, get a free bushel….buy or pick a 1/2 peck, get a free 1/2 peck, etc.    Can’t use the extra bag of apples Wi-Fi Direct download?  Then we will be happy to donate it on your behalf to one of the many food banks in the area that we are supplying.  (**The BOGO offer is not a 50% off special, you must get the 2nd bag of apples) Download Diablo Helper.

This special will apply to the following varieties of apples:

  • Braeburn
  • Fuji
  • Golden Delicious
  • Golden Supreme
  • Honeycrisp
  • Ida Red
  • Northern Spy
  • Mutsu
  • Rome

The BOGO special will not apply to the following varieties of apples which are already specially priced:

  • Red Delicious (Bag your own 1/2 bushel for $5)
  • Cortland & Jonathan (1/2 price or $12 a bushel)

Needless to say, this is a great time to stock up for the winter on apples.  The apples that keep the best are:  Mutsu, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Rome, Golden Supreme and Fuji bluesoleil 다운로드.

2013 Apple pricing:  All of our picked and U-Pick apples are the same price this year (except for Honeycrisp).  You can mix and match any variety of half-bushels for the bushel price.   But remember, for 4 days you can buy one–get one free radeon relive.

  • Bushels:  $24
  • Half bushels:  $13
  • Pecks (1/4 bu): $7
  • 1/2 pecks: $4
  • By the pound:  $1

U-Pick apples:  We still have lots of apples to pick yet….so if you haven’t made the trek out for your annual family experience–please come on out.  (Our own pickers have proven that you can wear snow pants and pick apples at the same time!)

For a description of these and all of the apples that we grow, please go to the apple listing on our website:  http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/seasonal-offerings/apples/

Apple Gleaning:  We will open apple gleaning when we can finish the harvest—but we have lost some time this week.  We hope to have it open by November 1st, please check our website for our opening of this or call us Insumnia.

U-Pick grapes:  The White Niagara grapes and Purple Concord are still open for picking .  We have plenty of both types left to pick.  We expect to have grapes available up until the first hard–killing frost Horseshoe Cruelty.

We have decided to include onions in our buy one–get one special as well.  So pick up a bag of our sweet onions and take a second one for free.  Our white and yellow onions are $7.50/bag and red onions are $9/bag.   Our onions keep very well in a cool place where they can’t freeze Rebenger.

Apple Cider:  Our dedicated cider-making crew is currently making cider as I write this,  working in some pretty cold conditions.  We will have a fresh pressing available Friday morning about 8:30.  It should be a very nice blend as the apple flavors are so good right now.  If you didn’t know, you can freeze cider to use in the winter by simply taking out enough for the jug to expand as it freezes.  Just make sure to shake it up when you unthaw it 바운드체커 다운로드.

Brandy:  Bruce will have the brandy house open on Saturday from 1 – 4, don’t be surprised if there are barrels of fruit fermenting when you walk in as we are trying to use our excess fruit up 픽슬러 에디터 다운로드.

The fall bakery items we are offering this weekend will be:

  • Pies:  apple,  pecan, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Pumpkin cupcakes
  • Cookies–several varieties
  • Cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns
  • Bread:  cinnamon, whole wheat and 12 grain
  • Slushies:  Cider and grape
  • Donuts:  apple cider, pumpkin and buttermilk

The bakery is now taking orders for Thanksgiving and Holiday pies and other goodies.  Stop in and fill out an order form and let our wonderful bakers do the work for you!

2013 closing date projection:   Many of you have been asking about how much longer we will be open this year.  With everything running late this year and the fact that we still have so many apples yet to pick, closing seems a long ways off.

Our projection right now is that we will be open our regular hours (8 to 6 daily),  7 days a week through November 3rd.  After that, we will remain open in November while we still have apples to sell, but at a reduced schedule.  We will provide you an update when we know more.  For the best selection of apples, don’t wait too long.

Due to popular demand, we are going to try to continue making donuts on weekends only in November.    We will also try to continue to press cider into November as well.  We seem to have some customers who claim they are addicted to our donuts and cider and want us to keep them coming as long as we can! So, we are willing to give it a try.

 Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local and we hope to see you this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of September Update

What picture perfect weather we have had all week–for those folks picking in the vineyard  or in the apple orchard, the sunny skies against the apple trees and delightful aroma of the grapes was an additional bonus.

Bakery update:  We are thrilled with the popularity of our bakery and could never have imagined how many donuts you all could eat!  Due to popular request…..we are now making donuts 7 days a week:  Pumpkin, apple and buttermilk which you can buy plain or cinnamon sugared.  $6 a dozen.

In our bakery, everything is made from scratch (including the crust plus preparing all of the fruit, etc.)  While this is time consuming, we feel it provides the quality product we want you to have.   While we will  continue to have the bakery open 7 days a week, please realize there may be limited baked goods available on Mondays as the bakers regroup from the weekend baking and sales volume Microsoft Excel 2013 download.    If there is a particular pie/cookie or bread you want on a certain day, just call ahead by a day and order it to make sure we have it for you.  (269-244-5690).

Hand decorated apple sugar cookies—these are the only worms you will find in apples here!

The fall bakery items we are offering are:

  • Pies:  apple, pecan, pumpkin, blueberry, cherry and peach
  • Apple Dumplings
  • Pumpkin cupcakes
  • Cookies–several varieties
  • Cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns
  • Bread:  cinnamon, whole wheat and 12 grain
  • Slushies:  Cider and grape

Sweet Potatoes:  I have a different philosophy than my Dad had when deciding what crops to grow on the farm.  I plant things that I like and I love sweet potatoes, especially making sweet potato chips!  If you wondered why back in my Dad’s era there were not peas and broccoli, it is because he didn’t like them!!  Yesterday we harvested our first planting of sweet potatoes, several different varieties and they are available on the market now.  You might be surprised at how good a freshly dug sweet potato tastes!

Health and Nutrition fact sheets about the benefits of eating squash and apples are available in the market, please pick one up when you are here.   (Note:  We will not be providing a sheet about the benefits of eating donuts!)

Bosc Winter Pears are here.  They are a golden russet colored pear with an elegant shape.  They are sweet and firm.  They keep very well.   These are available in eating quantities or by the bushel Download the app launcher.

Brandy:  Our brandy house will be open on Saturday from 1 – 4,  the pear brandy is finally done and bottled!  Come out and try some and get an informative tour of the brandy process from Bruce.

Picked apples in the market:  We have the following varieties available in the market now, in small quantities as well as bushels.

  • Mollie’s Delicious is a large, sweet eating apple.  It is a late summer apple which we will only have a short time.
  • Gala is a great eating and cooking apple.  It has a crisp snappy bite over a mellow sweetness Oblibian mode.
  • Jon-A-Mac:  This is a good cooking or eating apple.  It has all of the best qualities of a Jonathan apple and a McIntosh.
  • McIntosh:  This is a classic tart, round/flat apple which is ultra-juicy with a very white flesh.  It is wonderful for applesauce, pies and cider and of course just to eat.
  • Cortland:  This is an old fashioned apple which is excellent for baking.  It is a descendent of the McIntosh, but a bit sweeter,  it also juices well.
  • Honeycrisp:  This seems to be many people’s favorite, it is crisp with an excellent sweet flavor and a “bite” to it.  Great for eating fresh or using in salads novel Land.
  • JonaGold:  This is a large, lovely apple for fresh eating and cooking.   It combines the best qualities of a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious.  It is very crisp, with shades of tart and sweet in each apple.
  • Jonathan:  A very popular apple for fresh eating and cooking.  It has a spicy tangy flavor, a favorite for making apple butter or taffy apples.
  • Braeburn:  Sweet with a hint of tart and a firmness that stores well.  They are great bakers too.

We are just starting to pick a few of the following apples, available in small quantities for now, bushels later:

  • Cameo:  A firm-textured, crisp and sweet tart apple.  Great for snacking or baking and is an outstanding dessert apple.  Keeps well in coldest part of refrigerator 스타크래프트 1.18 다운로드.
  • Fuji:  This is an apple with sweet and tart flavor, with a low acid content.  It is a very good keeper.
  • Golden Delicious:  A gingery-smooth, sweet taste lies under a thin skin.  Great for applesauce, cider, pies or other desserts.

Fall apples:  The remainder of the fall apples are not ready yet.  We have lots of apples this year, so there will be plenty for whether you want them already picked or to pick your own.   You do not need to call ahead to reserve any apples this year…when we start picking each variety by the bushel–we should have them on hand after they start for several weeks.   (except for the Mutsu–see note below.)

The apples that are yet to come into the market are:

  • Golden Supreme– early October
  • Ida Red-early October
  • Mutsu–early October**(very few trees of these–call ahead to place order)
  • Northern Spy–end of September
  • Pink Lady–mid October
  • Red Delicious–early October
  • Red Rome-mid October

2013 Apple pricing:  All of our picked and U-Pick apples are the same price this year (except for Honeycrisp).  You can mix and match any variety of half-bushels for the bushel price.

  • Bushels:  $24
  • Half bushels:  $13
  • Pecks (1/4 bu): $7
  • 1/2 pecks: $4
  • By the pound:  $1

Honeycrisp pricing:  (No U-Pick) Honeycrisp apples are priced at $2 pound, $8 a half peck (around 5 pounds) and $16 a peck (around 10 pounds.)  Once we start picking more Honeycrisp, we may be able to offer them at bushel pricing and some other specials 코노스바 게임 다운로드.   Check back with us.

For our customers who use a lot of apples,  we are offering a “buy or pick 3 bushel special” this year when you buy apples by the bushel.   We started the apple season with this special being for 5 bushels.  But…..reality hit this week when we started some serious harvesting of apples and realized how many there are.    So in order to share the bounty with our customers we are making it a 3 bushel special.

  • The 3 bushel special is good on all of the $24/bushel apples purchased by the bushel, (not by the peck) whether we pick them or you pick them.  (Not on Honeycrisp since they are priced differently.)
  • Please ask us for a punch card if you plan to get that many during the entire season.  You do not need to get them all at the same time if you continue to bring in your punch card.  The price will be adjusted when you get your 3rd bushel.  If you get more than 3,  any bushels purchased after that will be $20.

The reality of how many apples we have hit when we realized that it only took two Cortland trees to fill a 22-bushel bin!

Why are U-Pick apples the same price as picked apples this year download ami duos?  We have had to move to this pricing model which has been in place at most Michigan apple farms for years.    We are pleased that so many customers and particularly families come out annually and truly enjoy the apple picking experience.   And we want to be able to continue to offer that experience, however, the costs of maintaining an apple orchard along with increased costs due to regulations and liability have necessitated this change.

For a description of these and all of the apples that we grow, please go to the apple listing on our website:  http://www.coreylakeorchards.com/seasonal-offerings/apples/

Fall U-Pick apples:   While not all of the apples are ripe yet, we are going to go ahead and open up the balance of the orchard to pick most of the varieties now.  The ideal picking weekend when most varieties will be ripest will be October 5th and later.  But based on the reality of hectic schedules, some of you can’t come later.    The apples in italics are ready now, the other apples you may pick but we are advising you to wait if you can, but if you can’t, “spot pick” them carefully, going after the ripest ones on the tree 창세기전2 다운로드.

  • Cameo
  • Cortland
  • Fuji
  • Gala
  • Golden Delicious
  • Ida Red
  • JonaMac
  • Jonathan
  • Jonagold
  • Mollie’s Delicious
  • Mutsu
  • Northern Spy
  • Red Delicious

Information for apple picking:  We are open 8 – 6 daily, please be finished by 6 pm.  Bring baskets if you have them, if not, we will set you up with bags/baskets.  Please dress appropriately for an orchard, where natural hazards exist (bees, tall grass under the trees, the occasional sprig of poison ivy, etc.)   This year it has been particularly difficult to mow next to the  trees, because the trees are so full of apples that the branches touch the ground.  We do not supply any ladders, so if you would like to get that perfect apple that is beyond your reach, please bring your own.

Apple Gleaning:  Many of you are looking for a way to get apples inexpensively for feeding horses, deer, or even juicing and canning in large quantities.  This year due to the size of the apple crop we will probably be able to open our end of year gleaning, where you can pick what is left on the ground or on the tree, for $4 a bushel.  This will not be until sometime in late October when the harvest is complete.

U-Pick grapes:  The White Niagara grapes are now open for picking and the Purple Concords are open for picking, but still not as ripe as we would like.  We would advise you to wait until the 2nd week of October if you can to allow the Concord grapes to get riper, the foliage is very thick this year. 

  • Picking hours:  Our picking hours are 8 am to 6 pm, we ask that you be finished and checked out by 6 game.
  • Please check in at the main market on Corey Lake Road before you start.  You will be directed to the vineyard in which we are picking that day and be given rows to pick on.
  • Pricing:  They are 25 cents/pound to pick or if you pick over 100 pounds, they are 20 cents/pound.    A 5 gallon bucket, filled to the top weighs approximately 20 pounds which is also equivalent to a half bushel.
  •  If you pick over 100 pounds of grapes, that is $4 a bucket, (20 cents lb)
  • If you pick less than 100 pounds, it is $5 a bucket (25 cents lb) 윈도우 10 education 다운로드.

When you come to pick grapes, please bring the following if you have them:

  • Five gallon buckets to pick in, this is how we measure how much you pick instead of having to weigh them all.   If you don’t have these, you can borrow ours, but bring containers to take them home in.  You can also purchase pails from us for $4.00.
  • Scissors or clippers to cut them with.
  • Small wagons to help you get them out of the vineyard (our rows are very long!)

How is the crop and how long will the grapes last?   We have around 50 acres of grapes for U-Pick this year and think they will last about a month or so.  That depends of course on the weather and how many customers we have.     There is a good grape crop this year, but the vines and foliage are very heavy this year, which is one of the reasons why they are late and not ripening well.

Can I wait and pick both colors of grapes at the same time?  Yes, we have held a large vineyard of the white Niagara to pick when you come for the purple Concords.

Cider:  We will be pressing cider every Thursday evening, so a fresh batch will be available around 8:30 on Friday mornings.    Cider pricing this year is $6 a gallon, buy 3 or more gallons at the same time at $5 a gallon.

Fall ornamentals, mums and squash:  We have a good selection now of mums, gourds, indian corn and winter squash to choose from, in addition to Diane’s painted pumpkins.

Pumpkins:  Riley Pumpkin Farm, just down the road from us has brought over some of their amazing extra large pumpkins.  These are great to put on a deck or porch for the season.  They are priced at a special of $8 each, 2 for $15 or 3 for $20.  There are other pumpkins available, white, tan and orange at a variety of pricing from $2 on up.

Spookley Storybook:  Please check out our large storybook about Spookley the square pumpkin in the yard by the pumpkin wagon.  There are 12 storyboards to walk children through.  It is a wonderful story about a pumpkin that grows square instead of round, gets teased and bullied because he is different, than something happens on the farm where Spookley ends up saving all of the pumpkins—and I won’t give the rest of the story away.  This story has some great teachable moments about how all of us need to value the unique and different qualities that individuals have.

A page from our large storyboard Spookley story.

For planning purposes, the annual Fall Color tour is October 13th this year….there will be lots going on here at the farm that weekend, pick up a brochure when you are here.

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards thanks you for buying local and we hope to see you during our fall season!