Posts Tagged ‘SweeTango(R) apples’

Photos on the Home Page

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I just took some photos around our farm in Hart, and they are now on our home page. You will see some big leaves and blossoms and a teeny little summer squash (soon we’ll be harvesting some. We have some zucchini getting ready now, but summer squash seem always to lag behind.). The three bright red cherries are Montmorency (tart/”sour”/ “pie”) cherries, ready to be harvested. We’ve been hand-picking some for the market since June 22, and will probably have some through the week of the 4th of July. Light sweet cherries and black sweet cherries are the next photos. We are hand-picking them currently, and will certainly have them through this weekend. Dave hopes we will still have some through next week (the week of July 4th) as well, but that depends a lot on the weather and demand. The next photo shows some apples sizing up; we hope that these will make the grade to be called SweeTango(R) in mid-August. The final photo shows our earliest sweet corn, in tassel and growing nicely. We expect to be eating some in mid-July!

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!

Photos on Home Page

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We (Dave & Joann Rennhack) took a farm tour on Sunday, June 19 to check out our crops.  I took a camera along, so you can see, too.    On the photos on our home page, our earliest sweet corn is pictured with Dave kneeling, showing that it is knee-high by Father’s Day in 2011.  The next photo shows some of our light sweet cherries, with bright yellow mustard (Dave uses special seed; it’s a natural biofumigant) in the background.  Can you guess what Dave is doing amongst the apple trees?  He is counting apples on a young tree, to make sure the fruit load is appropriate for the size.  These lush-looking apple trees will be producing SweeTango(R) apples around September 10 or so.  In the next photo are some early black sweet cherries, which will be much riper and darker in a couple of weeks.  The photo with the tall posts & wires shows some small, young sweet cherry trees that Dave is growing on a tall spindle system; right now they are supported by bamboo poles.  The sixth photo shows some little tomatoes coming along nicely.

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