Winter Effects on the Orchard

With the memorable 2014 winter slowly coming to a close, the winter effects on the trees seems to be a question resonating throughout the orchard from concerned fruit lovers everywhere. I have been reluctant to write about the effects the winter has had on the orchard. We saw a low temperature of -18F which can […]

Late July Progress Report

It has been a very good sweet cherry season but it is winding down. As the Northern Michigan residents can attest, it has been raining a lot. The sweet cherries would have more splits after each rain. We had almost two inches early this week and we are throwing in the towel. We have only […]

Tart cherries are here!

  The u-pickers have started picking the Montmorency tart cherries and they look good. The tart cherry pitter is running smoothly so when a u-pick customer picks a large lot of cherries they can get them pitted and into bags with the juice for freezing. We won’t be machine harvesting the Monts for another 4-5 […]

Sweet Cherries, Montmorency Tart Cherries, and Apricots

Well the rains that came early in the week were wonderful for most of the crops but they have a big negative side effect on the sweet cherries. When sweet cherries are getting ripe the sugar in them draws in water. The rain is absorbed through the roots but the cherry itself will draw in […]

Fruitstand Gossip

Things have been getting very busy around the fruit stand. We are still u-picking sweet cherries. We will be u-picking until atleast Tuesday, possibly longer. We will keep you updated on a for sure date in the next couple days. We got the sweet cherry pitter out today! It is one of the coolest things […]

Fruitstand Update :)

Help! We’re being overrun by cucumbers!!! If we can’t get to the phones, it’s because we can’t make it through the mountains of pickling and slicing cukes we’ve harvested from our gardens. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to plant 5 acres 🙂 Here’s what we’re offering this week: Veggies: Now available at both […]

Hurry in for Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots

We are in the final day or two of u-pick peaches and nectarines. We’ll still have them in the markets for a few more days, and we’re running specials on apricots, so if you’re thinking of putting some stone fruit up for winter, hurry in! We also have nice canning tomatoes available at $9 1/2 […]

U-Picking Open for Apricots

Apricots are in! We have a large, beautiful crop this year, and have opened them up for u-picking at $1.75 per pound. It looks like we have a few days left of cherry picking. And plenty of raspberries. We also have delicious Michigan blueberries for sale in the market, as well as Bay City corn, […]