Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Strawberries are ripe and delicious!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Today is the first day of the season for strawberries at our market!  Dave has connections with a quality grower in southwest Michigan, so we can expand our strawberry season with nice, ripe berries.  Mmm-mmm!  Time for some strawberry shortcake–and remember the whipped cream for a real treat!  (We have Country Dairy whipping cream at the market during strawberry season!)

Sidewalk Sales this Friday & Saturday!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

We will have our first ever “Sidewalk Sales” this Friday and Saturday at our market in Hart!  It’s an opportunity for you to save some major green, and for us to move out some items to make room for the new season!  Stop on by from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to check out the deals on display outside–and come inside to get your apples and asparagus, and to see what’s new this year!   We have added some great new Michigan-made products.  We have plenty of our own Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Mutsu, and Ida Red apples, and fresh local asparagus.  If you have a hankering for rhubarb, call the market at 873-7523 a day ahead, and Tim will pick some fresh for you.  (No wholesale quantities.)

Website Home Page Photos

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Our updated home page photos show tasty fresh asparagus and apples (including Honeycrisp), a selection of gift baskets, lovely flower baskets, and a series of apples:  The trees which produce SweeTango(R) apples in glorious bloom (taken earlier), Dave checking the same trees for frost damage (taken May 16), and a photo of the apple orchard behind our home in Hart, Michigan (photo taken today, May 18).  

There were so many blossoms on the young trees which will produce SweeTango(R) apples, that the frost damage we received appears to have thinned them down just about right.  When young branches are covered with apple blossoms, having 19 out of 20 blooms frozen is not so bad; the tree would not be able to support the fruit if they all came to maturity.  The frost may have scarred the surface of the remaining fruit; it is too early to tell.   (It’s amazing to cut open the newly developing apple, maybe 1/8″ diameter, and to see the five seed compartments filled with teeny tiny white seeds!)  Now, if we lost 19 out of 20 blooms on cherry trees, that would be a devastating crop loss.  Each type of fruit has its own individual parameters.

Tasty Michigan-made mixes

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

A rainy Tuesday in Oceana County meant a good opportunity for a quick trip to northwest Michigan to pick up some new products for the market!  Check out the new bread mixes and cookie mixes from Creekside Grains.  Would you believe you can make cookies that taste like root beer?  It’s true!  Brand new cookie mixes include Chocolate Chip Cherry Chipotle Cookies, Double Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Cookies, and for the less adventurous, Mega Mint Chocolate Cookies.  They’re made with care in Michigan!

Spring is just starting in northwest Michigan.  We passed some woodlands near Empire that were thickly carpeted with trilliums, and forsythia are still blooming up there.

Free gift bags/tissue/bows & tags!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Again this year, we are your one stop gift shop.  When you buy a gift at our market, you may select a gift bag (complete with colorful tissue and coordinating bow) to put it in, and a handmade gift tag to fit the occasion–for no charge!  We specialize in local and Michigan-made products that your special someone is sure to love!

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