Greenhouses are Blooming!17-May-2017

The Free Soil and Ludington greenhouses are blooming! We have a very large selection of beautifu..

Homegrown Asparagus17-May-2017

Homegrown Asparagus is here! The frost hampered the early season but the harvest is finally plen..

Homemade Bakery Goodness!16-May-2017

Our Free Soil Bakery is Busy with Fresh Bakery Goodness! Items available daily at both store..

Jams, Jellies, Butters, Salsas, Etc.06-May-2017

Extra large selection of: **Fruit Preserves-33 Varieties **Jellies-6 Variet..

Locally Produced Products06-May-2017

Orchard Market is your source for locally produced products including: *Kistlercrest Maple S..

Homemade Buttercream Fudge04-May-2017

Homemade Buttercream Fudge is made in our Free Soil kitchen and available at both markets. Samp..

Store Hours-Open 7 Days A Week!07-Jul-2014

Free Soil Store Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. everyday Phone (231) 464-5534 Ludington St..

THE SEASONS
OF ORCHARD MARKET

Spring is a very busy time here on the farm. The winter orchard trimming is wrapping up and the fields are being readied for planting.

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.

This 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.