Posts Tagged ‘fresh’

Tart cherries are tasty!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Tart (Montmorency) Cherries Start Today

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

I’m heading out shortly to pick some tart (Montmorency) cherries for the market. (Yes, we hand-pick all of the cherries we sell at our market.) We are picking black sweet cherries, and light sweets, too. You can enjoy free samples to try before you buy! All of the sunshine we have had this year has made the cherries extra-sweet! Don’t delay. . .eat some cherries today!

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!

Apples in Abundance

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

If you are looking for a great apple, look no further!  Dave grows an amazing number of apple varieties for the market.  My favorite?  SweeTango(R) is so flavorful, crisp, and juicy that it is hard to beat!  It’s not only a great fresh apple, but also adds a special note to salads and makes wonderful apple crisp and pie.  If you haven’t tried SweeTango(R) apples yet, you owe it to your taste buds to give them a try!  We hope to have them for another month or so (depending upon demand).

Just visit Rennhack Orchards Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday (we’re open through Dec. 30) and you can try an apple that is new to you!  Just inside the front doors (to your left) is a nice long shelf covered with apple varieties to sample.  From old favorites like Cortland, to newer varieties like Honeycrisp(TM) and SweeTango(R), from A (Ambrosia) to Z (Zestar!), there is sure to be a variety that suits you!   And remember those out-of-town friends and relatives who would love to receive a taste of Oceana County from you–we ship apples as well as gift baskets!  Happy munching!

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