When We are Open
Reminder on our days and hours: Open 9 am to 6 pm every day, including holidays. Closed Tuesdays. To call us with an order or a question: 269-244-5690.
Sunday, July 25 is National Wine and Cheese Day and we have everything you need to make it a “holiday” at your home. We now carry five wines and have a variety of cheeses and gourmet crackers. Our new wines have arrived just in time!
Introducing our Newest Wines
We have added three new wines to our lineup that will give us a range from sweet to dry, white and red – something for everyone! Stop by and try them this Saturday during our informal tastings or at our Happy Hour from 3 to 5 pm.
Corey Lake Crisp. A dry, white blend bottled for Corey Lake Orchards with a finish not unlike biting into a perfectly crisp apple.
Hubbard’s Red. A dry, red blend bottled for Corey Lake Orchards, dry like our wit and fruity like our farm.
Market Red. A semi-dry, red bottled for Corey Lake Orchards, best served chilled while chilling with your friends and family.
Happenings on the Farm
Beth is back from visiting two farms like ours in Ohio this week attending an agritourism advanced learning retreat. It was great to be away from our own farm and be with about 100 of my peers from farms across the United States. It’s always great to understand how others do things, get inspiration for new ideas, and have time to both commiserate and laugh about the problems we all share with weather, labor shortages, working with family members, and what is currently back ordered and for how long! Here are two great farms to visit if you are traveling through Northeast Ohio.
The group heading out for a farm tour at Maize Valley.
The market at Whitehouse Fruit Farms.
I learned how to make and eat my share of these beautiful donuts they make at their farm.
Sweet Corn Update
While Beth was away, the long-awaited sweet corn was finally ready for picking. Mike and Jean below were the first customers this year to get some. We will do our best to have some every day but you may want to check before driving out in case we are between plantings or have weather delays.
On The Market
The market is well stocked with a variety of summer vegetables!
Apples – Lodi – new
Fresh Cut Flower bouquets
Sweet Corn – new
Tomatoes – regular and mini
Bulk Produce for Canning and Freezing. We have started our “lists” for bulk quantities of sweet corn, tomatoes (first and second quality), and green beans. If you are interested in any of these items, give us your name and phone number along with the approximate amount. When we have them available, we will give you a call. (269-244-5690)
Lodi Apples. We just started to pick some and have them for sale on the market in small quantities. If you would like a peck or more, please contact the market at (269) 244-5690 and give us your information so we will notify you when they are available. Lodi apples are considered a summer apple. They are soft and tart and make wonderful applesauce.
Grocery Items. Assortment of local meat, cheese, yogurt, eggs, jam, jelly, salsa, maple syrup, honey, chips, tortilla chips, ice cream, and more.
Gift Items. Assorted greeting cards, pottery, artwork, sculptures, Mad Mats, and more.
U-Pick. Our small field is open for picking and we provide containers. Our current variety is Jersey.
Please keep in mind that we have a five-pound limit per group/family. The field opens at 9 am and you must be out of the field by 5 pm. See our Blueberry U-Pick page on our website for prices, hours, and more details.
If you want larger quantities consider going to Brookside Farms in Paw Paw. They have a delightful farm for you to visit and pick at – 269-657-3500 or check their website: https://brooksidefarmsmi.com/
Already Picked. We have blueberries already picked in the market ranging from pints and 18-ounce containers to 5- and 10-pound boxes. Brookside Farms has been our blueberry supplier for a number of years. However, with the almost daily rain and labor shortages, they may not be able to provide us with a regular supply of berries. If looking for 5- and 10-pound boxes, call first to make sure we have some on hand before you drive out.
Donuts. We make fresh Buttermilk, Cherry, and Blueberry donuts on Saturday and Sunday.
Fruit Pies. This year our pies are frozen “take and bake” only; we no longer offer “ready to eat” pies. Having them frozen allows us to offer a full variety of pies every day the market is open, not just on weekends. If you are driving far, bring a cooler or insulated freezer bag. The pies are simple to bake, take about an hour, ready to bake when you need them, and give your house a mouthwatering aroma! So far customers are liking this better. The pies are hot right out of your oven, plus extra pies can be tucked in the freezer for that time when you need a dessert! Baking directions are included on each pie.
Pie Varieties: Apple, Dutch Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Cherry Berry, Peach, and Strawberry-Rhubarb. Below, we are making Cherry-Berry pies for the weekend – a delightful blend of blueberries, cherries, and cranberries.
Slushies. With the heat of summer already here, enjoy a nice cold slushie! We have Strawberry, Mango, Strawberry-Mango mix, or Cider.
Baked Goods from Yoder’s
We are offering additional homemade baked goods from Yoder’s Country Store.
- Each day the market is open – cookies and breads.
- Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only – Amish fry pies and cinnamon rolls
Amish Fry Pies (pocket-sized, half circle pie): Apple, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, Peach, Red Raspberry, Strawberry-Rhubarb
Breads (pre-sliced, ready to use!): Dill, English Muffin, Italian Cheese, Jalapeno Cheddar, Multigrain, Oatmeal, Raisin Cinnamon, and Sourdough
Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese icing
Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Molasses, Oatmeal Raisin, Oatmeal Sandwich, Peanut Butter, Sugar Cookies, and Whoopi Pies
Order Ahead! You can always call the market and order you favorite baked goods to ensure that we will have them.
Spirits, Wine, and Hard Ciders
Our Happy Hours are back! Please stop by and enjoy a hard cider or wine. We will also offer informal tastings of alcohol products earlier in the day.
Happy Hour – Saturday, 3 to 5 pm at the breezeway by the market
We have a nice selection of alcohol produced on the farm.
- Fruit brandy in 375ml and 750ml sizes
- Wine – an assortment of sweet and dry
- Hard cider in 12-ounce bottles. You can purchase them individually or mix and match them in a discounted 4- or 6-pack.
Annual All Things Local Festival – August 8
Please plan to stop by on Sunday, August 8 between 11 am and 3 pm for our 4th Annual All Things Local “Downtown to Down Home” Festival. We will have over 20 vendors including artwork from members of the Three Rivers Artists Guild, food from Maple Row Sugarhouse, music by Slim Jim and the Window Breakers, face painting, and much more! See flyer for more information.
Visit us at local Farmer’s Markets
We participate in two local farmer’s markets. Please stop by and check out our items. See schedules and addresses for both locations. \https://coreylakeorchards.com/farmers-markets/
We are following operational guidance from the CDC as well as State and local health rules. We are an open-air market and masks are optional though we encourage you to wear them if you have not been vaccinated. Our staff has been vaccinated and are not required to wear masks. Please note that we also follow food safety rules that regulate how produce is harvested and packaged.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for shopping local.
From everyone at Corey Lake Orchards