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From the monthly archives: "June 2010"

U-Pick Update

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U-pick is now in full swing here at the orchard. We opened up apricot picking this morning and they are delicious! We just started on a few trees today, but we will be picking for the next month or so. This is one of my favorite fruits here so don’t miss the early season this […]

Managing a short crop

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I have been riding through the sweet cherries this afternoon trying to get together a plan to manage u-pick. The crop is very short. The early May frost damaged almost all of the blossoms in the larger sweet cherry block that slopes to the West. There are a few black sweets (Cavaliers) that survived but […]

“Meg’s Market Update”

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Hey there! It’s Megan, Betsy and John’s niece. I’m going to be taking over the blog a little, along with Courtney and a few of the other “fruit stand girls”, so stay tuned to know what’s fresh at King Orchards. Today is our first day for U-Pick raspberries! I’m definitely excited, they’re one of my […]

Sunday 6-20

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Happy Father’s day! Strawberries over ice cream for everyone! In the market: the strawberries are beautiful and big, great time to put some in the freezer. Asparagus all gone for the season. Sweet cherries from our farmer friends in GR are getting the cherry season started. KO sweets ready maybe this week, keep watching. I […]

update sat 6-19

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Today strawberries in the market and last day for asparagus. Lots of call about u-pick. We will keep people posted on the blog each day. Today it looks like we will start some u-pick sweets next week. Keep watching !

quick update

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David called and reminded me to UPDATE! thanks Dave from GR. He was most interested in apricots. I’m looking for them to ripen towards the end of July. Most of the calls are questions about sweet cherries. We have some in from the Grand Rapids area now. Ours will ripen towards the end of June. […]

My farthest away customer!

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Message for Betsy – Hi, it’s Meredith, Nan’s Los Angeles daughter. Just wanted you to know I stopped in yesterday on the way to the airport and grabbed a big bag of asparagus and some preserves to take home. The asparagus survived the flight quite well! This morning I enjoyed a huge helping of it […]


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