Freesoil: 231-464-5534 | Ludington: 231-843-4603 office@orchardmarket.us

THE SEASONS
OF ORCHARD MARKET

There is activity year around at Orchard Market! Things are always changing!

Spring is a very busy time on the farm. The winter orchard trimming is wrapping up and the fields are being readied for planting. We are back in the stores in early April preparing for our end of the month opening. Early season has the greenhouses bursting with color! Asparagus is the first tasty vegetable of the year.

Summer-Mid June brings the sweet taste of Homegrown Strawberries. This popular fruit has drawn locals and visitors alike back to Orchard Market year after year. Large, sweet, juicy Strawberries–excellent for freezing or jam making. If you would like to pick your own, the patch is open to the public during mid-season. Many of our customers love to share the harvesting experience with their children–from picking the strawberries to enjoying homemade jam.

The next crops to harvest are sweet and tart cherries. Other summer fruits and vegetables include blueberries, honey rock melons, pickles, broccoli, cauliflower. We are also harvesting several types of early Apples.

The many different varieties of Peaches from our farm keep this delicious fruit available from mid July until September. Peaches are excellent for freezing and canning to be enjoyed all year. Another customer favorite is Orchard Market’s famous “Extra Sweet” Sweet Corn. We pick our corn fresh every morning to maximize freshness and sugar content.

Fall is a great time of year at the farm market. Temperatures are cooler, fall colors have sightseers on the move and the big harvest is on! Our many varieties of Apples include Honey Crisp, MacIntosh, Gala, Ida Red, Red and Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Jonathan, Jonagold, Empire, and more. We pick loads of colorful pumpkins, many varieties of squash, and extra large cabbage.

In addition to pumpkins we have everything you need for fall decorating–gourds, corn stalks, white “ghost” pumpkins, colorful hardy mums, straw bales.

 

Current Market News

FARM FUN ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS

We will again be having Fun On The Farm Weekends beginning Saturday, September 23rd. Affordable family fun with U-Pick Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Wagon Rides, Apple Cannons and more! We are now scheduling school groups for weekday field trips. Students will tour the apple orchards and market learning about the apple producing process. They will get a sampling of the Fun On The Farm Weekend activities. Trips will end with fresh apple cider and donuts. To schedule a field trip contact Bill at the Free Soil Market 231-464-5534.

FROZEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALE!

We are now taking orders for the fall FROZEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALE!

Orders will be taken until Wed., Oct. 4 and MUST be picked up on Tues., Oct. 10

__________    13.99   Apples 10# IQF

__________    22.99   Blackberries 10# IQF

__________    32.99   Black Raspberries 5# IQF

__________    27.99   Blueberries 10# IQF

__________    12.99   Cherries-Tart Pitted 5# IQF

__________    21.99   Cherries-Tart Pitted 10# IQF

__________    52.00   Cherries-Tart Pitted 40# IQF

__________    39.99   Cherries-Dark Sweet Pitted 10# IQF

__________    34.99   Berry Patch Mix 10#

Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Red Raspberries

__________    34.99   Mixed Fruit, California 10# IQF

Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Red Grapes

__________    34.99   Mixed Fruit, Michigan 10# IQF

Apples, Sweet Cherries, Peaches, Strawberries, Pineapple

__________    27.99   Peaches 10# IQF

__________    39.99   Red Raspberries 10# IQF

__________    21.99   Rhubarb 10# IQF

__________    27.99   Strawberries 10# IQF

__________    15.99   Strawberries 6.5# Sliced & Sugared

__________    24.99   Asparagus 10# IQF

­­­­__________    25.99   Broccoli 12# IQF

__________    19.99   Beans, Green 12# IQF

__________    22.99   Brussels Sprouts 10# IQF

__________    16.99   Carrots, Sliced 12# IQF

__________    29.99   Cauliflower, 12# IQF

__________    25.99   Corn, Cut 15# IQF

__________    15.99   Onions, Diced 10# IQF

__________    24.99   Peas 15# IQF

__________    29.99   Peas, Snap 10# IQF

__________    24.99   Mixed Vegetables 15# IQF

Peas, Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Lima Beans

__________    23.99   Italian Mix 12# IQF

Lima Beans, Carrots, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Italian Beans

__________    23.99   California Vegetables 12# IQF

Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots

__________    25.99   Stir Fry Vegetables 12# IQF

Broccoli, Shoestring Carrots, Onion, Celery, Red Peppers, Pea Pods

__________    23.99   Fajita Mix 12# IQF

Onion, Green, Red & Yellow Pepper Strips

__________    29.99   Sliced Mushrooms 10# IQF

__________    25.99   Hash Brown Potatoes 18# (6-3#) Loose

__________    29.99   Seasoned Potato Wedges 12#

__________    21.99   Sweet Potatoes-Diced 12#

 

e are now taking orders for the fall FROZEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALE!

 

FALL DECORATING!

It’s time for fall decorating and we have everything you need! Pumpkins, Mini Pumpkins, Gourds, Corn Stalks, Straw Bales and colorful Hardy Mums.