Unbelievably beautiful late summer weather rolls on and on… While the days are pleasantly warm the nights are cool enough to bring color to apples and we should finally see more maple leaves change to fiery reds and oranges. The weather is still warm enough to keep the tomatoes at top quality. The forecast for the next few days shows a warm-up that may slow the increase in reds in both apples and leaves but we are approaching October and at least a bit of cooler weather should likely make its presence felt soon in Michigan. However, this is such a strange year that nothing is guaranteed.
We are now harvesting many varieties of apples. See the discussion below the photos for more details. For our description of the fall/winter apples we grow see our PDF booklet we wrote on most (but not all) of the fall/winter apples BOOKLET ON FALL/WINTER APPLES WE GROW.
SPECIALS for today:
Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel
Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel
Bell Peppers: $6 a peck
Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck
Slicing tomatoes are $5 a 2-qt tray
APPLES by the half bushel: Stark Jumbo $12, Cortland $12, Spartan Mac $10 and Baron $8
All herb pots are 50 cents each
All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each
Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)
Blueberries, raspberries, and grapes are all $8 each.
Rhubarb are $5 each
What we will be having today:
Bi-color Mirai and all-white Mirai
Young and tender Green and Yellow Beans
Honeycrisp, Zestar, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Wealthy, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, and Baron. Select varieties are also sold by the half bushel. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)
Ready-to-eat Bartlett Pears
Sweet and Juicy Asian Pears
Slicing cucumbers and pickles: Our last patch is almost done for the year!
Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel
Pie Pumpkins – SPECIAL: $12 a bushel, can be mixed with winter squash.
Our pumpkin patch now has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!
Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) and Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh). We will be having potatoes by the half bushel starting tomorrow.
Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and 1/4 peck
Fresh stiff-neck garlic
Large slicing tomatoes by the pound – SPECIAL: $5 a 2-qt tray
Canning tomatoes – $12 a half bushel!
Roma paste tomatoes – $15 a half bushel (Limited supply)
Heirloom tomatoes by the pound
“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.
SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint
Green tomatoes by the pound
Green Bell Peppers by the pound – SPECIAL: $6 a peck
Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana
Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.
Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot
Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.
All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.