Days and Hours Open for May

Thursday – 9 am to 6 pm
Friday – 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Closed

Reminder:  We are often working somewhere around the farm, so if you need something on a day we are closed, just call for an appointment and we can try to meet up with you.  269-244-5690.

Over the past several weeks we have enjoyed fresh asparagus and rhubarb, those first tastes of Spring.  Now is the time to take advantage of it while it is plentiful and in season.  And to think about getting some to can or freeze before it disappears!

Check out some different ways to cook these tastes of Spring at the end of this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you this week!

Flower Pot Activity Recap
Last Saturday we had an activity for children where they could make a complimentary flowerpot gift for Mother’s Day.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by and left with a nice pot of flowers!  Below are a few pictures from the event.
 What is on the Market
We have freshly picked asparagus pre-bagged on the market in various pound sizes.  If you are looking for bulk quantities to freeze or can, (over 10 pounds) please call ahead so we can get those orders ready. 269-244-5690.  Call or follow us on Facebook for updates on asparagus availability.  We may have limited quantities available if the weather gets cool again.
Tangy rhubarb on hand for pies, crisps, and other favorite recipes.  Sold by the pound.  If you are looking for 5 pounds or more, please order in advance so we can get it ready for you. 269-244-5690.
Bankson Lake Produce – arriving Friday
Fresh spring vegetables – Just Lettuce, Spicy Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, head lettuce, radishes, and mushrooms.  The lettuces are prewashed, bagged, and ready to use.

Straw Bales
Perfect for your gardening needs.

Lettuce Bowls
Grown in our greenhouse.  Pick what you need for a sandwich or side salad – just when you need it.

Hanging Baskets
Flowers in various colors and flower types
Baked Goods

  • Try one of our “bake and enjoy” fruit pies or a stromboli’s, or a “just thaw and enjoy” apple crisp.  Available in our freezer section.
  • Assorted freshly baked cookies, breads, muffins, and dessert bars
  • Fresh donuts in buttermilk, blueberry, and cherry (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Specialty Dessert Bars (new) in Chocolate Chip Brownies, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Brownie, Raspberry, and Lemon.
  • Freshly-made frozen rhubarb pies available only during the spring.
Check out our assortment of alcohol products – wine, hard ciders, and spirits.  Our products are made on-site in small batches.  We distill the brandies on the farm and use our fresh apple cider as the basis for fermenting our hard ciders.

  • Hard ciders range from plain apple to flavored and sweet to dry.  You can mix and match them for a 4- or 6-pack.
  • Our Rhubarb Hard Cider is back!  It’s delightfully tart and dry.
  • Choose from 8 types of wine ranging from sweet to dry and red to white.
  • Martini lovers will enjoy our dirty martini kit that includes a bottle of our Lazy River Vodka.
Amish Country Dairy milk is back in gallons and half gallons.  Single-16-ounce bottles come in strawberry, chocolate, and coffee with maple syrup flavors.  This pasteurized whole milk has a cream top and needs to be shaken first.  Great for those who are lactose intolerant.
Also back is locally-made Plainwell Ice Cream!  This creamy, exceptional ice cream comes in Vanilla and would go well with a rhubarb dessert or one of our fruit pies!
We carry a variety of grocery items.

  • Amish made jams, jellies, and salsa
  • Hand-crafted popcorn (new) – in Lavender Lemonade, Cheddar Gold, and Birthday Cake flavors.
  • Pure honey from bees buzzing just a couple of miles away!
  • Maple syrup products including the new Barrel-Aged Bourbon Maple Syrup (non-alcoholic) made by Maple Row Sugarhouse using our bourbon barrels.
  • Olive oil and salad dressings
  • Snacking items all Michigan sourced: potato and tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, flavored mustards, snacking cheese.
  • Greek style, freshly made, local Yogurt in pints and quarts.
Check out our wide range of hand-crafted gift items and original artwork.

  • Paintings
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen items
  • Tote and shopping bags
  • Candles
  • Gift certificates
Try a New Recipe
Pan-Seared Asparagus.  This is a “crunchy” asparagus dish that is easily adaptable to what you may have in your pantry and uses fresh (not frozen) asparagus.  Serve with fried eggs, or rice, or add chicken or zucchini to make it a complete meal.  The type and quantity of nuts are optional also.  Recipe found here and check our website for more Asparagus Recipes.
Rhubarb.  There are many options for using rhubarb such as pies, muffins, bread, and with chicken, sausage, pork, or fish.  Rhubarb freezes easily.  Cut into one-inch chunks and freeze to mix with strawberries later for a homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie!  Here are links to Eating Well’s 22 Most Popular Rhubarb Recipes as well as to rhubarb recipes on our website.

Brenda tried this Roasted Rhubarb Salad as a side salad last night.  “It was delicious!!  I liked making a “gourmet” salad that was unique and not readily found on restaurant menus.  This was my first-time roasting rhubarb (and eating it roasted) and it was quite good!

To make the salad, I roasted the rhubarb and toasted the nuts (separately) using my air fryer.  The goat cheese, raisins, and balsamic vinegar was a perfect blend between sweet and tart.  I used spinach as I didn’t have any mixed greens and used regular instead of golden raisins.  I would definitely make this salad again!”

Vintage Asparagus Display 
Be sure to check out the display of vintage asparagus items that were collected over the years by our mother, the maternal farm founder, and now Beth.
Thank you for your continued support and for buying local.  Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards wishes you a Happy Spring!