Posts Tagged ‘local’

Give made-in-Michigan gifts this year!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

We can make it easy for you to satisfy those hard-to-buy-for family members, co-workers, and office staff.  With our market full of local and Michigan-made gourmet food items, you can find tasty gifts to suit the old and young and all of us who think we’re in between!  We have  ready-to-ship gift baskets, and are happy to put together custom baskets (please just give us some time to complete the custom basket after you order it!).  From no-sugar-added to organic and natural products, we have Michigan treats that are sure to please.    Stop in at our market in Hart and enjoy a complimentary cup of hot spiced cider as you browse!   We have free samples of apples and other products for you to try, as well!  And with any gift purchase, select a complimentary handmade gift tag to fit the occasion.

Enjoy the fruits of summer while you can!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Peach season is moving right along.  We currently have our tree-ripened white-fleshed and yellow-fleshed freestone peaches at the market.  The white-fleshed variety has a tropical flavor; it’s both lovely and tasty when combined with blueberries and/or traditional yellow-fleshed peaches.  We still have plenty of our own vine-ripened cantaloupe and watermelons, and we currently have local blueberries, but the season will end soon.  Our vine-ripened tomatoes are now tasty and looking good!   We now have some late-summer apples from our orchards; Zestar! (the father of SweeTango(R)) and Gingergold are now ripe.  Look for our SweeTango(R) apples by September 1!

New photos on homepage

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

You know it’s getting toward the end of summer when local melons are ripe!  The photos of our farm in Oceana County on our homepage include some of our melons (we have both orange-fleshed and green-fleshed melons, sweet and juicy), one of our watermelons (we grow several varieties), a close-up of apples showing the typical freckling of SweeTango(R) apples that are turning red (we hope these will make the grade to earn the name!), one of our young orchards which will produce some SweeTango(R) apples around the first of September (the apples will be nice and red by then!), and two photos of peaches ripening.  You may notice the stubs of branches near a couple of the peaches.  Summer pruning is done on peaches; branches without fruit (often growing straight up) are removed to prevent them from shading the fruit.  Peaches need to see plenty of sunshine to develop their beautiful color and juicy sweet flavor.

Enjoy our own watermelon and cantaloupe!

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

We’ve just started harvesting some of our watermelon, grown right on our farm in Oceana County!  The early and hot weather has brought them to the point of sweet and juicy ripeness!  We have personal-size (about the size of a soccer ball) as well as the traditional size watermelons.  We also are well into our cantaloupe season, and they are aromatic, sweet, juicy and flavorful!  You can select personal-size (about the size of a softball) or traditional size melons; all are good!  Dave loves melons, so he selects the best varieties to grow, and nurtures them with care.  He trains our workers to pick the melons at their peak quality and ripeness, so you know you’ll get a good one, whichever you select!  If you try to shop local, it doesn’t get more local than this!

We start picking sweet corn Saturday!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Saturday, July 17, will be a special day at the market for two reasons:  First, our very first book signing will start at 1 p.m. with local author Mary Beth Crain and her Knack! Vegetable Cookbook.  The cookbook is a dandy one for beginners and experienced cooks alike; gourmet recipes will entice the experts, while plenty of photos show food prep techniques (as well as the finished dishes) for the novice.  Come out for this special event with this special lady who has embraced living here in Oceana County, even though she used to love living in the big city.   

Second, our first day of our famous sweet corn will be this Saturday!  The guys start picking early in the morning, and continue picking throughout the day, so you get just-picked corn at the peak of freshness!  Oh, yeah, we’ve all been waiting for this!  :-)

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