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

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.

This weekend we celebrate dads everywhere.  Thank you for all you do!  You’re a big deal and we are grateful for the many roles you play as a father.  Your love and sacrifices are not unnoticed.  Beth and I are personally blessed to have the memory of a wonderful father and several father figures in our lives.

Our dad and farm patriarch taught us by example how to deal with farming in an environment that is mainly outside our control.  Today, we continue the “good fight” and battle weeds, worms, and weather issue impacts daily along with many other challenges.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  We look forward to seeing you at the market this week!

Produce Update
We are in the week or two of being “in-between” fruits and vegetables.  Asparagus and rhubarb ended this past weekend.

This past Sunday we picked strawberries for what we thought was the last day.  However, these past few days of cooler weather has refreshed the berries, so we are going to pick some tomorrow, Thursday.  We will only have them available by the quart and 5-quart box as there are not as many to pick.  They will not be for sale at the market until 11am.  We will check the strawberry field each day and continue to pick if the berries survive the heat.

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.  To have us hold some for you, please call us at (269-244-5690).

The Next Michigan fruits

  • Blueberries are several weeks away.
  • Cherries are about to come in season but are not there yet.  We no longer grow cherries and will try to get some from another farm to offer at our market.

Wonderful Vegetables!!!
But we do have some wonderful vegetables – some of the most beautiful we’ve grown!  Find zucchini, yellow summer squash, and kohlrabi from our fields, along with everything from Bankson Lake Farms.  (See end of this newsletter on what to do with a kohlrabi!)  Make this a week to focus on fresh, summer vegetables while they are in season.

Father’s Day Gifts
We have food, beverage, and gift items to please any dad!

  • Make him pancakes topped with Maple Row Sugarhouse’s bourbon infused maple syrup and a bag of their pancake mix.  Grab some Jake’s Country Meats’ pork sausage or bacon to go with it.
  • What dad doesn’t like donuts?  Here’s a dad-size serving.
  • Grill Dad a pork chop dinner.  Jakes Country Meats’ has them boneless or extra thick.  Get lettuce for a nice salad and sauté mushrooms from Bankson Lake Farms.
  • What dad wouldn’t like a homemade fruit pie topped with Plainwell’s vanilla ice cream?
  • And don’t forget the alcohol!  A bottle of our crafted apple or other fruit brandy is a gift he will enjoy for a while.  Or a dirty martini kit with our Lazy River Vodka.
  • If dad plays golf, a Corey Lake Orchards golf ball is a must!
  • This week we made a new stromboli: Buffalo Chickenmoli with ranch.  Everyone who tried them today thought the spicing was perfect, not too hot or mild.
Yoga at the Farm – starting this Saturday!
‘Yoga at the Farm’ is back for the summer each Saturday morning through August 17!  Join us for a rejuvenating and beginner-friendly yoga experience presented by Harmony Yoga Three Rivers!  Ages 8 and up (with a parent), all yoga abilities welcome.

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am
$20 per person, includes a small slushy.  Class is free for Harmony Yoga members; Class Pack Holders – use one of your classes.

–Registration through Harmony Yoga is recommended but not required.  To register or learn more go to
–Parking:  Park west of the market and farmhouse by the greenhouses, next to the yoga yard.
–Check in with the instructor in the area in front of the farmhouse, next to the red truck.
–Please bring your mats as they have a limited number to borrow, bottled water, a beach-size towel, and shoes for walking to the class.

 What is on the Market

Fresh spring vegetables – Just Lettuce, Spicy Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, Kale, radishes, mushrooms, and garlic scapes.  The lettuces are prewashed, bagged, and ready to use.

While we all impatiently await tomatoes from our own greenhouse, tomatoes from our farming friends in Indiana are finally producing.  You will find these on the market this week (until we run out.)

U-Pick Herbs
Bring your recipes!  You will find the herb listing on signs in front of each row.  Herbs include: cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, mint, thyme, rosemary, chives, oregano, and others.

Open-Air Market
With the heat of summer in place, we removed the screened panels from the market.  Enjoy our views and breeze until late Fall when the “Frost is on the Pumpkin”!

What to do with a Kohlrabi
Ever wonder what this is and what to do with it?  Kohlrabi is a cool-weather crop that’s in season during the fall, winter, and early spring.  We just started picking ours this week.  

Kohlrabi is part of the mustard family and is related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.  It has long leafy stems and a round bulb that’s usually purple, pale green, or white, with a white-yellow inside.

Kohlrabi’s taste and texture are similar to those of broccoli stems and cabbage, although it’s slightly sweeter.  The bulb is widely used in salads and soups but can also be boiled, sautéed, roasted, or grilled.  Enjoy kohlrabi raw or cooked.

To prepare kohlrabi, you’ll need to peel the bulb and then cut into the desired shape and size for your recipe.  Its leaves can be chopped and cooked similarly to collard greens.  Hint – look online for “how to prepare kohlrabi” instructions and videos as the bulb needs to be peeled.

Thank you for your continued support and for buying local.  Everyone at Corey Lake Orchards wishes you a splendid Father’s Day weekend!
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12147 Corey Lake Road
Three Rivers, MI  49093
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