STEFFENS ORCHARD
 MARKET

4344 13 Mile nw
Sparta, MI 49345
Ph. 616-887-2404

steffensfarm@gmail.com

Market Hours:
 August 17- October 31
Tuesday - Sunday, 11 to 6p.m.
Closed Mondays

Directions:
 Take 13 Mile Road
1/2 Mile W. of Fruitridge
OR
2.3 Miles W. of M-37 & Sparta


Welcome to our Farm!

We look foward to
meeting you!

Thank you all for your business this season.  We are closing until mid-August in 2014.  We were blessed with a bountiful crop of high quality apples.  We hope to have sweet cherries in early July at our Alpine farm location. Have a blessed 2014!

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The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.







HANDICAPPED PARKING AVAILABLE
ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE MARKET.
IF YOU COME IN THE EAST ENTRANCE, JUST GO AROUND BEHIND THE BARN TO THE WEST DOOR.












CARAMEL APPLES, CIDER, AND PUMPKIN ROLLS AVAILABLE

We will also have fresh donuts on the weekends and for our tours during the week.

You can sample jams and pumpkin butter in the market.  These jams and butter make great gifts for Christmas, teachers or as "thank you" items.

New to the market this year are darling stuffed dogs. 

FRUIT PIES:
 
Delicious apple, peach, cherry, blueberry and strawberry-rhubarb pies that are frozen are ready for you to bake.  It only takes 1 hour and 15 minutes and it is ready for your meal. People often ask about our pies.  They are made especially for us by Wheeler Farms in Hart and they are known for how delicious they are.  Call ahead to order large amounts so we can have them on hand for your winter supply.



If you are looking for something already to eat, we
have wonderful pumpkin rolls or applesauce cookies and, of course, pumpkin and apple donuts.

We sell cider by the half gallon and gallon and we are happy to provide you with free cups so you can enjoy it right away.

There are picnic tables by the FARMALL wooden tractor where you can enjoy the day and have a snack.

MUMS, PUMPKINS, AND GOURDS


Beautiful fall mums, orange pumpkins and a nice variety of interesting gourds can make great decorations for your porch or table. They are at the market now.

U-Pick Pumpkins, gourds and some winter squash is ready for picking in the Pumpkin Patch.
 
 
APPLE SEASON IS PROGRESSING. 

Last year we had only 8% of a crop so we hope you are as excited as we are to have a full crop.  The apples look good and you can't beat the taste of a delicious Michigan apple.  As other varieties ripen, we will have them available in the market and most can also be U-Picked.

Are you looking for an apple to make applesauce or pies with? We have several choices.  Northern Spy, Ida Red, Jonagold and Cortland are particularly good.  Many also like MacIntosh for sauce.  You can also mix your apples. They don't have to all be one variety to make a delicious pie or sauce. The Fugi is the sweetest apple of all of them and a great keeper.  Red Rome is often used by processors for baking.  Almost any apple except Red Delicious is great for baking and sauce.

The most popular apple is the Honeycrisp which is a newer variety. It is a cross between a Macoun and a Honeygold.  We are often asked why it is more expensive.  It is harder to grow and a very fussy apple that requires a great deal of calcium and special storage conditions.


Our 2013 Harvest Dates for other varieties are below:

SEPTEMBER:
        Early:        Golden Supreme, Blondee*


        Mid:           Gala
*, MacIntosh*, Honeycrisp* and Cortland*

        Late:          Empire*, Jonagold, Jonathan

OCTOBER:        
        Early:         Golden Delicious
*, Red Delicious*, Idared*
                           Northern Spy

        Mid:            Red Rome*

        Late:           Fuji*, Braeburn, Cameo*
                                                *U-Pick

If you want to U-Pick, give us a call to see if the variety you want is ready.





 



STEFFENS ORCHARD MARKET, LLC, 4344  13 MILE ROAD, SPARTA, MI 49345
PH. 616-887-2404   
www.steffensorchardmarket.com   steffensfarm@gmail.com

OPEN: AUGUST-SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER
TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 11 TO 6 PM CLOSED MONDAYS

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