Our Seasonal Guide / Calendar to When it’s Time for Fruits and Veggies!

With 150 acres of fruits and vegetables in production and a diverse variety of crops, it can be challenging to remember what ripens when.  Even for us as the crazy weather can cause crops to “sneak up” on us from time to time!

Below is a guide to approximately when crops will be in season.  Please remember this is only our best guess.  The range of ever-changing weather can cause produce to come in late or early – Mother Nature is in control.  Some years we may not have a particular crop due to weather damage or a freeze.

2022 Storm Damage
After the first spring in many years with no frosts or freezes, we had a great crop of everything.  On June 13 we had extreme weather – wind, rain, hail, and high temperatures – that damaged many of our crops.  We are still assessing the damage and do not know the total impact at this time.  We will keep you posted as we get closer to harvest periods.

Strawberries – Serious damage, unable to complete harvest.
Cherries – We no longer grow cherries, will be bringing in from other farms
Blueberries – Decent crop, will continue to get already picked blueberries from Brookside Farms who have a good crop.
Summer Vegetables and Tomatoes– Had to replant most, some will mature later than usual.  We are getting a variety of early vegetables from some of our partner farms in Indiana.
Onions – Damaged but coming back!
Peaches – We no longer grow peaches, will try to get some from other farms
Plums – Will not have any due to damage
Pears – Received some damage, will have less
Apples – Received serious damage, need time to see impact to early, mid, and late varieties
Grapes – Received some damage, need time to see how they continue to grow
Sunflowers – None planted this year
Pumpkins – Planted and hoping for a decent crop

For your planning purposes, this guide also includes non-produce items that we make.  Partner Farms include produce we typically obtain (though not guaranteed) from our partners

The best way to keep in the know is to subscribe to our newsletter (see website), call us at (269) 244-5690, or stop by the market and talk with one of our knowledgeable staff.

Market Closed
–Pies, alcohol products, apples (in cold storage) by appointment only

Market Closed
–Pies, alcohol products by appointment only

–Apples (summer varieties, starting late-Jul)
–Blueberries (picked & u-pick)
–Sweet corn (starting mid-Jul)
–Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, early onions, green beans, peas, peppers, summer squash, zucchini
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: summer produce, carrots, lettuce, sweet & tart cherries (early Jul), peaches (mid to late Jul)

–Apples (picked & u-pick)
–Fresh cider
–Grapes (picked & u-pick, early to mid-Oct)
–Pumpkins, carving and pie
–Cabbage, fall squash, onions
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: fall produce, lettuce, radishes, fall ornamentals, mums

Market Closed
–Pies, alcohol products, apples (in cold storage) by appointment only

–Asparagus, rhubarb, greenhouse tomatoes & cukes
–Bedding and gardening plants
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: spring produce, lettuce

–Apples (summer varieties)
–Blueberries (picked & u-pick)
–Melons
–Plums (starting mid-Aug)
–Pears (starting mid-Aug)
–Sweet corn
–Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, zucchini
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: summer produce, beets, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, peaches

Market Saturdays only, limited hours
–Apples (cold storage)
–Pie pumpkins, fall squash, onions
–Holiday Market and Santa (starting mid-Nov)
–Baked goods, pies
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: fall produce, lettuce

Market Closed
–Pies, alcohol products by appointment only

–Asparagus and rhubarb (early to mid-Jun)
–Greenhouse tomatoes and cukes
–Strawberries (picked and u-pick)
–Bedding and gardening plants (early to mid-Jun)
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: spring produce, spring onions, lettuce

–Apples (picked & u-pick)
–Grapes (picked & u-pick)
–Fresh cider (starting mid-Sep)
–Melons (until mid-Sep)
–Pears
–Plums (until mid-Sep)
–Sweet corn (until mid-Sep)
–Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, fall squash, peppers, onions
–Baked goods, pies, donuts
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: fall produce, beets, carrots, lettuce, peaches (until mid-Sep), fall ornamentals, mums

Market Saturdays only thru mid-Dec, limited hours
–Holiday Market and Santa
–Apples (cold storage)
–Baked goods, pies
–Alcohol: brandy, wine, hard cider
–Partner Farms: winter produce, lettuce