Archive for November, 2011

Make your life easier with our gifts

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Take the hassle out of the holidays–get our gift baskets for those hard-to-give-to people!  They will love getting the gift baskets filled with tasty treats, and you can do it with a phone call (for shippable gifts) or a stop in to the market early in the season, so it is taken care of!  From under $15 to over $50, our bags and baskets are good quality and good value, and they show that you care enough to shop locally!

Our gift basket guru, Margie, has put together wonderful baskets that have no-sugar-added items for those on special diets.  Another  popular option is the breakfast basket, with gourmet pancake mix, pure maple syrup, and more.   Delight Mexican-food fans with a basket containing locally famous La Fiesta chips, local asparagus guacamole, and zesty salsa.   The snack attack basket, filled with munchy treats, makes a nice gift for teachers, coaches, and office assistants.  Need a gift for the boss or co-worker?  We can take care of that, too!  And if you are a business owner with special customers, save yourself time by giving us your list; we provide handmade gift tags with each gift, to add a personal touch!   If you want to send fresh fruit from Michigan, we offer our apple shipper, which nestles each apple in foam for a safe trip to the recipient!

Just remember, early is better!  You’ll enjoy the season more, if you take care of your gifts beforehand!  We’re open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday through December 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day only).

Have you tried our SweeTango(R) apples yet?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

According to a number of our customers, our SweeTango(R) apples are better than the ones they have purchased elsewhere.  This is interesting, since one objective of having a managed variety is to keep the quality standards up, no matter where the fruit is purchased.  Perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising, though, if you think about it.  Dave works hard to grow the best quality apples that he can, and spends a lot of time with the crew at harvest to ensure gentle handling.  The apples are promptly stored in our cooler.  When we take the apples to the market, it’s just a short little drive, and then our staff continue the gentle handling that prevents bruising.  The apples have traveled perhaps a mile from the tree to the consumer.

Contrast that with the grower who has to truck his apples long distances to a packing house, which then sorts and bags them and puts them in another truck to go to a store.  Bumpity-bump go the trucks over the roads.  The apples may get put in a large bin in the store, where customers can handle them roughly.  Hmmm.  No wonder there can be a qualitative difference.  There is nothing that’s quite as good as fresh from the orchard!

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