Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Days and Hours Open 

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

Note:  During strawberry season, we may open on additional days.  Stay tuned to our website ( or Facebook page for that information.

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.

Though Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, getting out of school for the year and enjoying that first, freshly picked strawberry makes it official.  Welcome Strawberries, Welcome Summer!

We look forward to seeing you at the market this week!

Strawberry Update
The strawberry season is underway.  As weather permits, we will try to have some for sale each day by the quart, box (5-quarts), and flat (8 quarts).  With strawberries being in high demand right now, we recommend you call us and have us hold some for same-day pickup.  Please note that we will no longer maintain an advance “strawberry order list” like in past years.  See more on our ordering process below.

Please watch for updates before driving out as things may change throughout the day.  We know your time and the cost of fuel is valuable and we don’t want you to come for berries if we are sold out.

We will be using our website and Facebook page to communicate the availability of strawberries throughout the season.  You can also call us (269-244-5690) or talk with one of our staff for updates.

We are no longer growing strawberries on our farm and will be getting them locally from River Valley Farm in Constantine, as we have done for the last two years due to our partial crop failures.  This means that we will not have any u-pick strawberries.  River Valley Farms will offer u-pick starting Thursday, May 30th, from 8am until 12pm.

Strawberry Ordering

  1. We will accept same-day orders only.  The quantity picked each day will vary depending on growing conditions and weather (such as not picking when it is raining).
  2. Strawberries are picked fresh each morning and will not be for sale until mid-morning.  We ask that you come after 10:30 please.  We need time to pick them, transport them to the market, and package them before they can be sold.
  3. Once we have an estimate of our picking numbers for the day, we will accept “set aside” orders.  The overall quantity may fluctuate as our crew continues to pick.
  4. To have us hold some for you, please call us at (269-244-5690).
  5. Do not leave orders on voice mail.  If we miss your call, leave your name and phone number, and one of our staff will call you back as quickly as possible.
  6. All orders must be picked up by closing time.  We ask that when you leave an order, you give us an estimate about what time you are picking them up.
Yoga – coming soon!
‘Yoga at the Farm’ is returning this summer.  Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 am starting June 8 through August 17.  Mark your calendar and watch the newsletter for details!
 What is on the Market
Asparagus – is winding down
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.

Our crop is nearly over for the year, and we are supplementing our crop with asparagus from another local farm.  We no longer have any purple asparagus.

Rhubarb – this is our last weekend
Rhubarb is nearly over for the year also and this will be our last weekend.  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.

Strawberries and rhubarb go hand-in-hand to make the absolute best desserts!!  Take advantage of having them both in season this week.  See our special strawberry-rhubarb recipe page on our website for ideas.

Bankson Lake Produce – starting Friday
Fresh spring vegetables – Just Lettuce, Spicy Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, radishes, and mushrooms.  The lettuces are prewashed, bagged, and ready to use.
U-Pick Herbs
Most of our u-pick herbs are ready.  You will find the herb listing on signs in front of each row.

Straw Bales
Perfect for your gardening needs.

Fresh cut flower bouquets from Flowerfield Farmstead in Three Rivers.  Pick up one of these lovely bouquets for the weekend!

This is Beth’s bouquet from last week.  It is nine days old and still holding beautifully!!
Baked Goods
We have lots of wonderful baked treats available!

In our freezer section:

  • Fruit pies in assorted farm fresh flavors – just “bake and enjoy”.  Rhubarb pies are only available for a limited time.
  • Stromboli’s – various types in breakfast, sandwich, and pizza styles – just “bake and enjoy”
  • Apple crisp made from our apples – just “thaw and enjoy”

Freshly baked:

  • Homemade shortcakes to go with your strawberries (and we have whipped cream and vanilla ice cream also)!
  • Assorted cookies, breads, muffins
  • Saturday and Sunday only, or until we run out:
    • Donuts in buttermilk, blueberry, and cherry
    • Special iced yeast donut rings decorated with sprinkles and “googly eyes”
    • Cinnamon rolls, a favorite of many of our customers
Hard Cider and Wine Sampling – this Saturday, from 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by the market and try a sample of several of our hard ciders and wines.  It’s a great way to discover which one(s) are your favorites so you know which to buy!
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.

  • Choose from 8 types of wine ranging from sweet to dry and red to white.
  • Dirty martini kits and our Lazy River Vodka.
  • We have various fruit brandies, vodka, and white whiskey also.
  • Hard ciders range from plain apple to flavored and sweet to dry.  You can mix and match them for a 4- or 6-pack.
  • Rhubarb Hard Cider – back for a limited time only.
We have a great selection of local products we know you will enjoy:

  • Whipped cream to go with those strawberries – new this week!
  • Brown eggs from local farms
  • Amish Fry Pies from Yoder’s Deli in Centerville.  These individual, hand-held size pies are available in Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Black Raspberry, and Red Raspberry.
  • Pork products from Jake’s Country Meats in nearby Jones.
  • Gluten-free items from Gluten Free Sensations in Three Rivers.  Find cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, granola and more in the freezer section.
  • Oat Bites snacks in several flavors.
  • Amish made jams, jellies, and salsas, made by Scherger’s Kettle in Shipshewana
  • Hand-crafted popcorn (new) – in Lavender Lemonade, Cheddar Gold, and Birthday Cake flavors.
  • Pure honey from bees buzzing just a couple of miles away at Babcock’s Apiary.
  • 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: potato and tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, crackers, pretzels, flavored mustards, and snacking cheese.
  • Greek style freshly made yogurt in pints and quarts from Mattawan Creamery.
  • Locally made vanilla ice cream from Plainwell Ice Cream
  • Fresh, local, milk in gallons, half gallons, and single-serve bottles from Amish Country Dairy.
Check out our wide range of hand-crafted gift items and original artwork, most of it made by our local artisans.

  • Paintings
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen items
  • Tote and shopping bags
  • Candles
  • Seasonal lakeside living gifts
  • Corey Lake Orchard branded items – golf balls, insulated bags
  • Corey Lake Orchard gift certificates
Inviting Spaces
While at the market, we invite you to take a moment and relax in our “onion barn” and breezeway next to the market that has a small play area for children.  It’s a place to savor our baked goods and beverages like slushies, milk, coffee, hard ciders, and sodas while conversing with friends or families, or just taking a much-needed “escape”.

We also rent out the space for private events.  For more information on reserving the space, please see our event space website page or contact

Happenings on the Farm
We took advantage of a few quiet days before the strawberries ripened to catch up on greenhouse, field, orchard, and vineyard maintenance.  We also finished planting our flower gardens and herbs.

Below, we built our cucumber wall to trellis the plants in our hoophouse.

As we checked on the orchards, we were in awe of how many Golden Delicious there are this year….
Thank you for your continued support and for buying local.  Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards wishes you a safe and happy start to the Summer season!
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12147 Corey Lake Road
Three Rivers, MI  49093
(269) 244-5690

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