Category Archives: Farm News

The Great Apple Crunch is Oct. 22!

The Great Apple Crunch is Oct. 22 this year, and it should be a fun day!  Hart Public Schools are distributing our SweeTango(R) Apples for their students, who will each take a bite of their apples tomorrow at the same time!  … Continue reading

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SweeTango(R) harvest is underway! Hooray!

We are partway through harvesting our SweeTango(R) apples.  It is always a good feeling when some of the premier apples are off the tree and to the market, impervious to the vagaries of Michigan weather. With these apples, it is … Continue reading

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Time to put up produce for the winter!

We have good quantities of our nice ripe, red tomatoes for canning right now (as well as plenty of them for salads and recipes)!  We also are picking our freestone tree-ripened peaches, and also Red Haven (which are not a … Continue reading

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Have garden? Have extra? Want to share?

There is an easy way for Shelby area gardeners to share their extra garden produce with their neighbors in need.  The pastors of New Hope Community Church (across from the Oceana Golf Course) are trying to help people with limited … Continue reading

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Earliest Peaches today!

Dave is out picking our earliest peaches today.  They are the earliest “Flamin’ Fury” variety that we grow.  They are juicy and sweet–just great sliced up, and even better if you toss in a few fresh blueberries.  If you want … Continue reading

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A fruitful time of year

This morning’s thunderstorm swooshed over our farm starting about 7:40.  We had gotten out earlier to hand-pick what we could before the rain.  I went out to the LaLaStars; they are an Italian variety of light sweet cherries, new to us.   … Continue reading

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Rainy night

We got over 1 3/4 inches of rain last night, a good soaker.  (It didn’t all come at once, but rained steadily so most of it soaked into the ground instead of running off.)  All the crops EXCEPT sweet cherries … Continue reading

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First day for tart (Montmorency) cherries!

One of the benefits of my life is that I get to go out and hand-pick some of the fruit that we sell at the market.  I am by no means speedy, so I get to do some oddball varieties, or pick … Continue reading

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First day for our black sweet cherries!

The daylilies in front of our market are once again just beginning to bloom, which is a remarkably accurate indicator of the start of our cherry season!  There has been only one year that I can recall when the first day of … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

I went a little overboard in ordering Country Dairy Ice Cream (made in New Era, Michigan) for our market.  Now that we have a display freezer, I was very excited to be able to offer our local Country Dairy Ice Cream, … Continue reading

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