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
Currently from our Farm:
Apples-Honeycrisp, Gala, MacIntosh, Fuji
Squash-Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata, Acorn, Sweet Dumpling, Spaghetti
Bi-Color Extra Sweet Corn
Coral StarPeaches (Freestone, Very Sweet-Excellent for canning or freezing)
Zucchini and Summer Squash
FROZEN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALE
We are now taking orders for the Fall Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Sale! Orders will be taken until Wednesday, September 18 and MUST be picked up on Tuesday, September 24.
14.99 Apples 10# IQF
29.99 Blackberries 10# IQF
27.99 Blueberries 10# IQF
12.99 Cherries-Tart Pitted 5# IQF
21.99 Cherries-Tart Pitted 10# IQF
55.00 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
19.99 Rhubarb 10# IQF
27.99 Strawberries 10# IQF
15.99 Strawberries 6.5# Sliced & Sugared
26.99 Asparagus 10# IQF
27.99 Broccoli 12# IQF
21.99 Beans, Green 12# IQF
24.99 Brussels Sprouts 10# IQF
18.99 Carrots, Sliced 12# IQF
27.99 Cauliflower, 12# IQF
27.99 Corn, Cut 15# IQF
16.99 Onions, Diced 10# IQF
26.99 Peas 15# IQF
26.99 Mixed Vegetables 15# IQF
Peas, Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Lima Beans
26.99 California Vegetables 12# IQF
Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots
29.99 Stir Fry Vegetables 12# IQF
Broccoli, Shoestring Carrots, Onion, Celery, Red Peppers, Pea Pods
26.99 Fajita Mix 12# IQF
Onion, Green, Red & Yellow Pepper Strips
29.99 Sliced Mushrooms 10# IQF
26.99 Hash Brown Potatoes 18# (6-3#) Loose
24.99 Sweet Potatoes-Diced 12#
We now participate in three programs that enable Michigan residents to purchase fresh, locally grown healthy fruits and vegetables. Senior Project Fresh, WIC Project Fresh, and Double Up Food Bucks (matching SNAP purchases in tokens for fresh produce).