Posts Tagged ‘peaches’

Our own Apricots, Today until they’re gone!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

A few apricots escaped the frosts (& escaped detection early in their development–big green apricot leaves do a good job at concealing little green apricots), & are at the market today. We also have the earliest of our sweet, juicy peaches, our own bell peppers (first picking), zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, summer plums (Methley, Early Magic, Early Golden), tart cherries, & Honeycrisp while they last, and local blueberries. We hope to start harvesting our fresh sweet corn on Saturday.

First day for Peaches!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Our own peaches are now being carefully picked. Early varieties of peaches tend to have a lot of peaches with split pits, and today’s variety is no exception. These peaches will be lower priced, but just as tasty and sweet as the first quality peaches; just take extra care when slicing, to be sure no pieces of pit get past you. We also have some summer plums right now at the market, but the earliest varieties won’t last long. Methley plums are sweet-fleshed (with a more tart skin), and the Early Magic and Early Golden plums have more of a tart, zippy flavor. Coming next will be some Shiro, the sweet yellow plums.

We still are harvesting some tart cherries. We are nicely into our zucchini, summer squash, & cucumbers, and the West Michigan blueberries. We still have some Honeycrisp apples.

Next week, we should have some tomatoes and sweet corn. (The raccoons are already ripping open some of the sweet corn. It’s a good thing we plant a lot of it!)

SweeTango(R) Harvest Starts!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Yippee!  The harvest of SweeTango(R) apples begins todayon our farm in Hart!  These are the great new apples you’ve been waiting for!  We are pretty excited about them, as you might guess from our home page–three of the six rotating photos feature them!  One photo shows an orchard, one shows the top of a tree with apples on it, and one shows Dave enjoying a nice ripe SweeTango(R) apple!  Mmm-mmm!  The other photos show our fall plums, peaches, and sweet corn, all available & tasty!

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.

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