Posts Tagged ‘Oceana County’

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!

Get your local black sweet cherries now!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Free samples of our own black sweet cherries at our market in Hart, so you can try before you buy! This year’s season will be as short as it’s ever been for us–and the earliest ever, too. Ordinarily, we would hope to begin our sweet cherry harvest by July 4th. This year, we expect to have harvested all of the cherries (tarts, too) on our farm by the end of June.

The rain we got yesterday was great for the sweet corn, & it looks as though our black golds (black sweet cherries) made it through without cracking. (If sweet cherries get rained on, they absorb the moisture through the skin. If there is too much moisture, they swell up too quickly and the skin cracks open.)

Photos on homepage

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

You can see the sweet corn growing in the photo on our homepage; Dave plants as soon as he can, to get the earliest corn! You can’t see the melon and tomato plants, as they are under cover to protect from frost. Notice the frost fan in the apple orchard (our frost fans helped a lot this spring). Our own Honeycrisp (and Mutsu, Jonagold, and Ida Red) came out of Controlled Atmosphere storage in excellent condition. Our gift basket corner features local and Michigan-made products, beautifully put together by Margie (our Gift Basket Guru). We have clean, fresh Oceana County asparagus, chilled & ready!

We’re Weathering the Weather

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

SweeTango(R) Apples are ripe!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The wait is over!  SweeTango(R) apples are ready for you to enjoy!  Stop by the market to pick some up, for that great “crunch” and harmonious sweet-tart flavor combination!   It’s time to let your taste buds dance with SweeTango(R)!

In case you haven’t been in Oceana County for the past few years, this great new apple is a cross between Honeycrisp (mom) and Zestar! (dad), developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota.  Dave got in at the beginning of the commercial venture, and planted thousands of trees, so we have been able to sample them out for area residents and visitors for a few years now.  This year, the trees are bigger and there are more apples, so they will be more available to more people across the nation.  One special thing about SweeTango(R) is that it is a managed apple variety, and the apples don’t even get to be called “SweeTango” unless they meet stringent quality standards.  This means that every time you eat a SweeTango(R), you get a great eating experience!   Get yours at Rennhack Orchards Market, your local source for SweeTango(R) apples!

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