ANOTHER CHERRY SEASON HAS COME & GONE. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT VISITED OUR CHERRY ORCHARD & HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR OR COME JOIN US AT THE MARKET IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER FOR U-PICK APPLES AND PUMPKINS. HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER.
Early: Red Delicious*, Northern Spy and Rome*
Mid: Ida Red*
Late: Empire*, Jonagold*, Jonathan
MARKET IS CLOSED
We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for a great season.
It's that time of year when we have fresh donuts in the market on the weekends and they are delicious. Cider is in and it is tasty as ever. Pumpkin rolls have arrived. Gala apples with a thick layer of caramel are the best and are also in the market.
Frozen pie varieties include cherry, apple, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, peach, and sugar free apple and peach.
We now have crocheted hats and headbands. We still have many towel toppers in different colors, scrubbies and dishcloths.
We carry lovable stuffed animals for the little ones.
We continue to carry our delicious Steffens Orchards jams and fruit butters. We also carry jams and butters that are sweetened with juice rather than sugar. Check out our free samples by the jams.
Local honey is available.
Early: Golden Supreme, Blondee* and Gala*
MARKET IS CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF 2015
The apples look great and you can't beat the taste of a delicious Michigan apple. Different apple varieties will become available as they ripen.
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 Fuji 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.
4344 13 MILE ROAD NW , SPARTA, MI 49345 PH. 616-887-2404
Late: Fuji*, Braeburn, Cameo*
Mid: MacIntosh*, Golden Delicious*, Honeycrisp*and Cortland*
Our 2014 Harvest Dates for other varieties are below:
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.