IN THE MARKET
Frozen pie varieties include cherry, apple, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, peach, blackberry, and sugar free apple and peach.
Delicious Pumpkin Rolls will also be in the middle of September.
On the weekends in October, we have fresh apple and pumpkin donuts, glazed and sugared and old fashioned iced donuts.
Caramel apples will be available the middle of September when the Gala apple ripens.
We now have crocheted hats and headbands. In addition, 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.
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.
Last year we had had a full crop. The apples look great 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 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.
Our 2014 Harvest Dates for other varieties are below:
Mid: Gala*, MacIntosh*, Honeycrisp*and Cortland*
Early: Golden Supreme, Blondee*
Late: Empire*, Jonagold, Jonathan
Mid: Red Rome*
Early: Golden Delicious*, Red Delicious*, Idared* Northern Spy
Late: Fuji*, Braeburn, Cameo*
4344 13 MILE ROAD , SPARTA, MI 49345 PH. 616-887-2404
Apple season is progressing.