Picking

We will be open on Saturday(10am-2pm) October 21. All of the apples have been picked from the trees, but we wilI have Honeycrisp, Frostbite, Sweet 16, Zester and Chestnut Crab for sale at our berry stand.   We also will have Brussels sprouts, honey and a large selection of squash plus many sizes of pumpkins. Saturday will be the last day we will be open this fall. We will not be open on Sunday. Hope to see you on Saturday. 

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Oct 4, 2017- 8 pm - We will be open 8am-3pm on Saturday, October 7 and from 10am-3pm on Sunday October 8. Our Honeycrisp apples are ripe but many of our other varieties are close to being sold out. Prices for the apples will vary depending on the variety. We will also have fresh broccoli and Brussels sprouts along with honey from our bees. Bring your own containers for the honey, and we will fill them for you. Our squash and pumpkins are ripe, and we have a good display for you to choose from and they look beautiful!! We are having a SQUASH SALE this weekend. If you buy 3 or more squash the price will be $.75/pound instead of $1.00/pound. Our SweeTango apples are sold out and we will not be at the Grand Rapids farmers market for the rest of the Fall. Our orchard is only open on weekends.

Pick your own berry patch.

Strawberries -  We have 4 varieties to pick from: Brunswick, Lila, Laurel and Jewel. All of them have been selected for their high quality and hardiness for our area. We usually start our strawberry season the first week of July. As the season progresses we'll let you know when our first picking will be.

Blueberries - Our blueberry plants range in age from 1 year to 30 plus years. We have primarily Northblue and Chippewa, but we also have a few Northsky, North Country and a new planting of the most resent release from the U. of M., "Superior". We usually start picking blueberries around the first week in August or about 30 days after our first picking of strawberries. 

Apples -  The Apple trees are still quite young. We should have at least 20 varieties to sample this fall. We have many different well known varieties from Chestnut Crab to Haralson, as well as popular varieties from the University of Minnesota; Zestar, Honeycrisp and SweeTango. Last year we put in a small planting of the U. of M's newest release, First Kiss. It is an early, crisp, excellent keeping offspring of Honeycrisp. If we did things correctly last year, we should have some apples from it to try this fall. That's exciting, like a first kiss. Keep checking back in September for the start of the apple season. 

Tart Cherries - The cherries are from the breeding program at the University of Saskatchewan. About seven years ago we planted 100 very small bushes. After seeing and tasting the quality of the fruit, we planted an additional 250 plants in the spring of 2015 and 16. They make a wonderful cherry pie along with incredible flavored jam, sauce and juice. We are hoping to have an open picking this summer about the first of August.

Pumpkins and Squash - We should have several sizes of pumpkins along with many types and flavors of squash later this fall. 

Honey - We have 3 hives of bees for pollination and honey production.  We will try to have honey at the farm for sale later in the summer.