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

Corey Lake Orchards

7-30-2020 It’s Sunflower season!

Happenings on the Farm This Week

This is our favorite time of the year when the market is chock full of produce.  We must creatively find more space for everything, so if you are looking for something ask, as we may have moved it from where it was last week!  We love seeing the colors of everything that comes in each day from picking.  Crayola should capture this somehow in a multi-colored crayon called “summer freshness.”

And…..we opened our sunflower field.  Here’s some pictures shared by our first customer through the walk!

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Sunflower Update

This year we have two sunflower fields.  Our smaller (2 acre) sunflower field is now open and at it’s peak viewing.   It has about 15,000 blooms that should last approximately one more week, depending on the weather c920.

The second (and larger) sunflower field is expected to bloom toward the end of August.  Check back for opening info.

The admission fee is:

  • $5 adults
  • $3 children ages 3 to 10
  • Free to ages 2 and younger

Each admission includes a sunflower for you to take home.  Check in at the market first to get directions and your admission ticket.

The field is open from 9 am to 5 pm each day except Tuesday (closed)

We made a few changes to the sunflower experience this year including:

  • Priority Parking adjacent to the field for those with mobility issues
  • Please social distance from others also enjoying the field

We also will have sunflower-themed gifts and baked goods at the Market.

Photographers – Please contact Brenda@coreylakeorchards.com to get information on our photo policy and fees, as well as after-hours photo shoots one hand clapping 다운로드.

Blueberry Update

Already Picked. We are bringing already picked blueberries to sell at the market from Brookside Farms, our blueberry supplier.  We hope to keep a steady supply available in pints, 1-pound, and 2-pound containers.  We also have 5- and 10-pound boxes available.

If you are wanting to pick a lot of blueberries, we would recommend Brookside Farms, located in Paw Paw.  Reach them at 269-657-3500 or check their website:  https://brooksidefarmsmi.com/

Sweet Onion and shallot update

We are harvesting our sweet onion and shallots for the year.  You will find them hanging on the market “curing” so they will keep for you.  You can buy them individually or already in a bundle.  After the onions dry, we will offer them bagged in mesh bags for your winter storage.

Sweet Corn Update

Sweet corn is on now through Labor Day.   We have planted the favorite bi-color varieties that we have had the last several years Download the Bethlehem Bible for Mac.

If you are looking for larger quantities for canning or freezing, call the market at (269) 244-5690 and ask to be added to our Sweet Corn Sign Up List.  We will contact you when it is available by the bushel (sometime in August).

Green Bean Update

We finally have green beans on the market, for sale by the pound.

If you are looking for larger quantities for canning or freezing, call the market at (269) 244-5690 and ask to be added to our Green Bean Sign Up List.  We will contact you when they are available by the bushel and half bushel (sometime in August) previous version of office.

Tomato Update

Our field tomatoes are starting to ripen and are available in 1- and 2-pound boxes on the market.

If you are looking for larger quantities for canning, freezing, or salsa, call the market at (269) 244-5690 and ask to be added to our Tomato Sign Up List.  We will contact you when they are available by the bushel and half bushel (sometime in August).  We should have both first and second quality tomatoes.

Peach Update

We lost about 60% of our peach crop in the May freeze this spring.  Because of that we will be selling peaches in quart and 2-quart boxes only with an occasional peck or half-peck.  There will be no bushels or large quantities this year.  We expect them to be ready about the second week of August.

Produce Update

NOTE:  Some of our crop yields each day are inconsistent and we may pick a lot, or pick a few, or none at all.  It is possible that some days you may see limits on the amount you can purchase as we try to make what is there available to as many customers as possible.  We are happy to reserve/hold produce for you if we have it on the market for sale until you are able to pick it up.  269-244-5690.

We are now picking:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers – traditional field, greenhouse varieties, pickling
  • Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Herbs – various types, fresh, pick your own
  • Kale
  • Peppers – many varieties
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Onions – freshly dug with edible stems
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes – field and greenhouse, regular and mini
  • Green tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Lettuce.  We are temporarily out of lettuce for a few weeks due to the summer heat, but we are offering small kale leaf salad mix instead.

Yellow Squash.  Our buy one, get one sale is continuing for another week.  Consider using yellow squash in your menu this upcoming week; you will find many good squash recipes online.

Tamales.  Teresa has added a new type of tamale this week – Green bean.  The  flavors are:

  • Black Bean
  • Pinto Bean with Cheese
  • Green Bean
  • Zucchini with Cheese

Cantaloupe from our own farm is finally ready!  Hooray!

U-Pick Cut Flowers from our Terrace Garden.  See clerk for cutting information.

Hard Cider, Wine, and Distillery Products Available

We also offer:

  • Selection of hard ciders from dry to sweet
  • Peach Honey and Double Cherry wines
  • Brandy – various fruit flavors

We have “paused” our hard cider and wine tastings at this time.

Check out the variety of hard cider, brandy, and wine available on the market for purchase.  Hard ciders are sold individually and in 4- and 6- packs; you can mix and match your selection.

Bakery Update

Please bear with us as we continue to experience various supplier shortages in flour, sugar, M&Ms, and more.  We apologize that we have not always had your favorite pie or bakery item when you wanted it.  To make sure you get your favorite item(s) please call ahead at (269) 244-5690 and preorder so we can bake it and set it aside for you.

We are continuing to make several of your favorite summer items – Zucchini-Chocolate Chip cookies, Blueberry-Zucchini bread, and cake donuts in buttermilk, cherry, and blueberry.

As a reminder, we only have baked goods on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  However, ‘take and bake’ fruit pies are available in our freezer throughout the week.  Also, Gluten free baked products are available in the freezer – pies, brownies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls.

Bakery Offerings for this Weekend

Pies – 9” or 6”:

  • Apple – 2 crust
  • Apple – Dutch
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry Rhubarb

Cookies

  • Frosted Lemon
  • Monster
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chaos

Muffins / Rolls

  • Blueberry Coffee Cake
  • Cinnamon rolls – 2 and 4 count
  • Blueberry muffins – 4 count
  • Cherry Almond muffins – 4 count
  • Pistachio muffins – 4 count

Bagels

  • Asiago Cheese – 4 count
  • Everything – 4 count
  • Very Berry – 4 count

Donuts – available in packages of 4 unless pre-ordered differently

  • Cake Donuts (6 packs)
    • Blueberry, plain and sugared
    • Cherry, plain and sugared
    • Buttermilk, plain and sugared
  • Yeast Ring Donuts
    • Chocolate iced – plain or sprinkles
    • Vanilla iced – plain or sprinkles
  • Raspberry Bismarks: sugared or white frosting
  • Bavarian Cream Longjohn: chocolate or white frosting
  • White Cream Longjohn: chocolate or white frosting
  • Yeast Twists: glazed or cinnamon sugared
  • Cherry Fritters – glazed

Breads:

  • Blueberry-Zucchini
  • Cinnamon
  • Crusty Country
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Potato Scallion
  • Hamburger buns
  • Hot dog buns

Other Products Available on the Market

  • Frozen gallons of our 2019 Sweet apple cider, find in the freezer outside of the bakery
  • Jake’s Country Meat: various pork and chicken products available in the freezer outside of the bakery
  • Honey from Babcock’s Apiaries
  • Maple syrup products from Maple Row Sugarhouse
  • Mattawan Creamery Yogurt
  • Dipping chocolate for fruit
  • Local jams and jellies
  • Peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter
  • Eggs (XL brown)
  • Cheese
  • Mad Mats
  • Greeting cards made by local artists
  • Great Lakes potato chips
  • Juice, strawberry and chocolate milk in the cooler
  • Whipped cream
  • Granola
  • Pottery from Barb’s Bowls
  • Carruth Studio Clay figurines
  • Plainwell Ice Cream
  • Gluten Free Sensations
  • Wood Bird Houses made locally by Ken Bickle
  • Fresh Cut Flowers from Faith in Flora (Friday, Saturday, Sunday only)

Our Days and Hours of Operation

Please note our opening time is 9 am.  Closed Tuesdays.

The later start time allows us to do the extra cleaning and sanitizing required and move the baked goods and produce onto the market for sale – thanks for your understanding!

Open – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Hours – 9 am to 6 pm
Closed – Tuesday

Thank You for Supporting our Business!

We sincerely thank you for shopping local!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards

Market Operations

Pre-ordering:  For your convenience pre-ordering is available.

Curbside service:  We are happy to provide contactless curbside service.

  1.  Simply call ahead with your order.  Pay over the phone by credit card or give us cash or a check when you pick up.  When you arrive, please park in the designated curbside area adjacent to our market, beep your horn, and we will bring it out to you.
  2. If you are not able to place your order in advance, no problem.  Please pull into the curbside area, beep your horn, and we will take care of you.  It just may take us a few minutes to get your order together.

We intend to continue to offer curbside service as an integral part of our market.  We know we have a steep hill to climb from the parking lot, babies can be asleep in cars, dogs do not want to be left alone, you are in a hurry, or a myriad of other reasons!

Our policies and procedures will evolve as new, reliable information and local guidelines become available.  We wish to maintain the peaceful, rejuvenating shopping experience our customers have come to rely on during these times.  For a list of the changes we made due to COVID-19, please see below.

Current Operational Changes to the Market 

  • We will have one-way entering and exiting for the market.  Customers should enter at the stairway, travel north side of the market towards the Bakery, curve around by Bakery, travel towards the checkout counter, and exit traveling west toward the play yard.
  • For social distancing, we have marked the floors marked with X’s or potted plants every 6 feet.
  • We have a hand washing station at the top of the hill as well as hand sanitizer in the market.
  • We encourage everyone to use a face covering and consider using gloves.
  • Please only touch items you are going to purchase to minimize surface contact.  If you prefer to not touch anything our clerks would be happy to gather items for you.

 

“Sheltering in place” here on the farm! Posted 3-26-20

Hello from where we are all sheltering in place on the farm!  So the world is changing and things are unsettling.  However, the rhythm of spring is in perfect tempo here on the farm.  We are grateful for the mild winter where our fruit trees, plants and vines got their winter rest and the chilling requirements they needed, and now have begun their annual growth.  Peaches, cherries, plums and early apples are budding out more each day.  It is truly exciting to see peach trees growing again after last year’s winter injury where we didn’t have any peaches Angry Birds Action Download!

Sweet Cherry buds

During this time with so many businesses closed, we take our responsibility of being one of the critical industries (Agriculture and Food) seriously.  We have a small but mighty crew working daily to finish up pruning, begin to prepare the ground for planting, and tend to all the plants growing in the greenhouse.  We are carefully monitoring the best practices for keeping food and our employees safe, which has always been our priority.  Rest assured, we are going to keep growing fruits and vegetables like normal and we will work together to find ways to get them to you, our customers Word trial.

The tomatoes are thriving in the greenhouse, and so it is time to extend our annual promise to get you a good tasting tomato for your first BLT by the middle of May.  Our 20,000-plus onion plants are doing well in the greenhouse, growing our own onions from seed using our own greenhouse is a new experience for us.  You’ll be hearing a lot more about this as we are learning, sometimes the hard way 윈도우7 한글 언어팩 다운로드!

A few weeks ago, after starting our morning with a beautiful sunrise, we got our straw down in the strawberry rows; now we’re waiting for the plants to start pushing out for the year.  We have added an additional field of strawberries this year with some varieties that will help us extend the season about a week longer.  It is always hard to say goodbye to a Michigan strawberry when they are finished for the year windows 10 버전 1709 다운로드!

On a chilly Florida day, Brenda, (still in Florida,) talked with ‘Strawberry Sue’ from the Florida Strawberry Growers Association.  Watch for some delicious recipes from Strawberry Sue closer to strawberry season Download Camouflage!   Mmmmm,  Fresh strawberries, this picture makes us even more anxious for ours to get here!

Straw bales for Sale:  We discovered it is really hard to get straw this year as the 2019 crop was shortened due to wet field conditions.  We finally found enough for our needs and have extra if you need it for your own gardens and mulching Cool favorite download. It is really great quality straw and the bales are packed so thick that it goes farther.  Just call us on 269-244-5690 and we’ll set up an appointment to get it to you.  It is $6 a bale this year, 10 or more bales for $5 동영상 소리 다운로드.

Our left over straw!

Now that spring is revving up, we’ll try to get back to our weekly updates.   Probably like you, the “sheltering-in-place “makes us want to stay more connected.  Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all remain positive as we adjust to a changed world.  Thanks from everyone at Corey Lake Orchards ecm!

 

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at the farm! 2-14-2020

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from all of us here at the farm and “winter” greetings as well.  However, for most of the winter it has seemed like Spring or Fall here – like many of you are also experiencing.  It seems like every day requires a decision on what outer gear to wear, from tall boots to mud boots, to sweatshirt layers or a full blown parka This is a true story download!   Maybe this means strawberries will be early this year?!!  Whose ready for a Michigan strawberry?

 

Our orchards and vineyards must surely be confused as some of our “winter” days  have been near 50 degrees!  We’re up to our usual winter activities, mainly pruning.  All of the apple orchards are trimmed and we are two thirds done with our grapevine pruning.  While these perennial crops should be deep into their dormant winter’s sleep, we sense they aren’t sleeping well with the weather changes!  When we are pruning on some of these warmer days I swear I hear the grapevines saying “ouch” as we cut them 동키콩 컨트리 다운로드!

You might have noticed that our greenhouse plastic roof blew off in one of our Fall windstorms.  It was replaced a few weeks ago and many thanks to the crew of 7 who helped get the 100-foot piece of plastic pulled over and secured.  Now the greenhouse would like to have some sun…..no, the black and white filter was not on for these pictures, it has been a grey winter for sure:(

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Day 1 was spent on a 15-hour bus tour seeing the operations of 4 local farms.  The plantations were quite beautiful and delighting with Southern charm.  It was interesting to see how they handle group tours and how they presented antebellum history through education.  Her favorite stop was touring the only commercial tea plantation in the US and learn how tea is harvested, processed, and packaged charles 다운로드.  Being a tea lover, she enjoyed the tastings at the hot and cold “tea bars”.  Dinner that evening was aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point 셀럽파이브 다운로드.

Days 2-4 were spent visiting exhibitors and attending education seminars.  There were over 100 vendors with products to support farm markets such as jams, jellies, playground equipment, donut machines, custom corn mazes, packaging materials, gift products, and more.  She attended sessions on planning and hosting events, photography, graphic design, staff scheduling, retail strategies, food and beverage management, generational differences, and future trends Papan 6 download.

One of the best parts of the conference was meeting congenial peers with operations similar to ours.  She left loving her new NAFDMA family and knows just the person to contact when she has a question!  The constant idea exchange between attendees was great and she left with bushels of new insights, projects to consider, and proven ideas 솔뫼 체 다운로드!   Stay tuned to see what we will do with all of this for 2020!

We are enjoying the quiet of winter, the chance to sleep in and read books by the fire before going to the farm for the day, catching up with friends and family, playing with Emma-Grace in the snow, when we have some!  But…..we do love and miss our many wonderful customers, so again, Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at the farm smartphone virus!

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas….

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm, Not a creature was stirring, to do any harm; Bushel baskets were placed by the market with care, In hopes that St Love Of Fire 3 Episode. Nicholas soon would be there;

The orchards were nestled all snug in the ground, While visions of sweet spring time danced all around. And the farmer in her bibs and standard farm cap, had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the farm there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter 엑셀 2007 한글판 무료 다운로드. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But so many, many tree eating deer Team Viewer.

And then more motion, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he shouted, “Stop eating those trees, what a shame,”

“And stay out of the grapes and the strawberries too, and tell all your friends they better just shoo, These trees are preparing for the 2020 crop, for eager CLO customers to get when they shop.”

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And then, in a twinkling, I heard a new sound. As I drew in my hand, and was turning around, Down through the market St. Nicholas came with a bound monster taming bug edition.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to farm boots,  And his clothes were all tarnished with dirt and stained fruits,  Something large was flung on his back, And I wondered, what did he  have in that sack 풍운 만화 다운로드?

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were apple red, his nose like a sweet cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up so sweet, And I saw leftover sugar from a donut treat 그레이 아나토미 시즌1 다운로드.

He was eating an apple and then a pear, but I saw him looking at pies, I swear, He had a broad face and a donut shaped belly, That shook, when he laughed like a jar of grape jelly Samtalwer.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I wondered if he’d found peach brandy on the shelf; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, showed empty hard cider bottles he had instead 모나크모나크 다운로드.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the bushels; then turned with a jerk, I could see new farm tools; some pruners and hoes, but where was that new tractor I recently chose 일정표 다운로드?

He moved to leave and I heard an engine roar, he was driving my new tractor right out the door, But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!

Wishing you the peace of winter…..

While the market is closed as we take our winter breather, we also know that some of you would like to pick up items we might still have for yourself or others 시빌 워 자막 다운로드. We know a lot of customers like giving hard ciders and brandies as gifts, or picking up some of our frozen “take and bake” pies.  (Still available in apple, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, cherry, and cherry-berry.) Just give us a call on 269-244-5690, and we’re happy to make an appointment to meet up with you Gary 2002 download.

From the Farmer’s Almanac:

In 2019, the winter solstice arrives on Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 p.m. EST, marking the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere ebse. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice always occurs around December 21 or 22. (In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs around June 20 or 21.) It is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year. 

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The word solstice comes from Latin sol “sun” and sistere “to stand still.” So, loosely translated, it means “sun stand still.” For a few days before and after the solstice, the Sun appears to stand still in the sky asp net 첨부 파일. The change in its noontime elevation is so slight that the Sun’s path seems to stay the same, or stand still.  Think of it this way. The solstice brings the return of more sunlight 윈도우 mr 다운로드. It only gets brighter from here!  (I think all of us are ready for that!)

As winter officially begins everyone here at the farm wishes you a most peaceful winter vsti. For we farmers who spend so much time outdoors, thinking about growing hours and daylight, winter on the farm is an important time. It is when our orchards, vineyards and fields go into their deep sleep to prepare for another growing season 궁귀검신 다운로드. It is the time when all of us get to catch up with family and friends, linger over a cup of coffee, delight in eating our frozen/canned fruits and vegetables, and not set alarms 새찬송가 전곡 mp3 다운로드. The moments of quiet and solitude are perhaps the best gifts we receive as we find time to relax and rejuvenate. All the best to all of you!