Posts for Events at King Orchards

52 kW solar field at King OrchardsHere at King Orchards, sustainability is something that we value and want to work towards. As stewards of the land, we realize the delicate balance between environment, weather and our livelihood.

In September 2015, to help improve sustainability, King Orchards installed a 52 kW solar field on our Creswell farm, behind the market on US-31 in Kewadin, Michigan. This installation is expected to generate more than 62,000 kWh per year. This is this first alternative energy source for King Orchards, but we hope to add more in the future.

 

 

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To celebrate National Cherry Month, our chef friends, Roy and Connor, offered to host a Cherry Themed Dinner highlighting this wonderful fruit.

Both Roy and Connor are regular customers in the fruit stand using our fruit in both their professional kitchens as well as their personal kitchens. In addition to hosting this wonderful dinner, they were able to get an excellent photographer, Michael Murphy, to come out and document the dinner and food.

Roy Ellison and Connor Dawson preparing the Cherry Themed Dinner

Roy and Connor

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Homemade Thanksgiving Pies from our Family to Yours…

Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Pies

  • Apple- $12.00
  • Caramel Apple Walnut- $13.00
  • Cherry- $14.00
  • Cherry Crumb- $14.00
  • Pumpkin- $12.00
  • Cherry Raspberry- $15.00
  • Triple Berry- $15.00

Thanksgiving pies available now- Caramel Apple Walnut PieOrder Deadline- Please place order by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 24th.

Pick Up Information- Pick up from noon until 5pm at our M-88 Market or US 31 Market

Call or stop in to order

US 31 Market: (231) 264-0715

M-88 Market: (231) 544-6479

These pies are made fresh in our bakery daily. Our bakery is open May through November. We also offer frozen pies at our M-88 Market throughout the winter.

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Saucing Saturday November 21st

apples for saucing saturdaySaturday, November 21st, King Orchards will be hosting our annual Saucing Saturday & Craft Fair at our M-88 Market. We will be peeling, coring, and slicing apples for FREE for any customer that buys a 1/2 bushel of apples. The craft fair will run from 9am-4pm.

This is an event people wait all year for. How much easier could it get to make your own apple sauce? People say the best part about this is that they get all their apples peeled and don’t even have to clean up their kitchen afterwards!

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Posted on Sep 16 under Events at King Orchards, In the Markets

Our 2nd annual Saucin’ Saturday and Craft Show will be November 21st, the Saturday before Thanksgiving at our M-88 Market. For those of you who have not attended, we will peel, core, and cut your apples for FREE when you buy any 1/2 bushel of apples. Please call to sign up for one of our half hour time slots. We will also have a craft fair. Please call to sign up to be a vendor.

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Posted on Oct 20 under Events at King Orchards, In the Markets

November 22nd, King Orchards will be hosting our 2nd annual Saucin’ Saturday at our M-88 market from 9am-5pm. We will be combining this with our 2nd annual craft fair. If you are not familiar with Saucin’ Saturday, we will peel, core, and slice your apples for FREE with the purchase of any 1/2 bushel of apples. Please call (231-544-6479) or email tartcherries@kingorchards.com to sign up for a time  so that we keep things moving all day and nobody is stuck waiting too long. Bring your own freezer bags or storage containers so you can toss them in your freezer as soon as you get home for apple sauce and pie all winter!

Also, we are offering free spaces for craft fair vendors! Please call to sign up for that as well due to limited space. Please bring a table up to 8 feet. It will be indoors so no need to bring a heater 🙂

 

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Fall in Northern Michigan wouldn’t be the same without a walk through the orchard to pick your own apples! At King Orchards, we strive to make a fantastic apple picking experience for everyone. We grow dwarf apple trees and prune them specifically for u-pick apples to make it easy for people of all ages to pick. As of 9/19/14, we have Gingerold, McIntosh, Gala, and Honeycrisp apples to pick at our M-88 market. We will have many more varieties as we move into fall. We also have all these apples as well as Bartlett pears and Castelton plums available in both of our farm markets. Our 2nds on apples are slowly coming in and will be abundant in the next few weeks. We also will have Stanley prune plums coming soon.

U-pick raspberries are at their peak in the fall. Both of our markets offer pick your own raspberries. They are great for freezing this time of the year– just lay out on a cookie sheet or put in a baggy in a single layer for individually frozen raspberries.

 

Honeycrisp apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today (8/18) is the last day for u-pick apricots. We hope to still have them in our markets through the weekend. Red Haven peaches will be in the markets soon! We will have a few trickling in this week and hope to open u-pick at both markets Thursday. We still have lots of Michigan produce in our markets and may even get some sweet corn picked from our farm this week!

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U-pick tart chMontmorency-Tart-Cherries-Perries is still going strong and will go through the weekend. They are $1.00/lb and $1.00/bucket to pit them. Pick your own apricots are slowly starting to roll in. We should have good apricot u-pick by the weekend. We are looking forward to peach season which should begin around mid August if we continue to get some hot days. In the markets we have a few veggies slowly rolling in and blueberries from West Olive, Michigan which are at their prime.Apricots 1

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Pick your Own Tart Cherries in their Prime!

Pick your own tart cherries are still going strong and our pitter is running at our M-88 Market! Tart cherries are $1.00/lb and pitting is $1.00/u-pick bucket (which fits about 13lbs). U-pick sweet cherries is closed at our M-88 Market, however there will be a late variety of sweet cherries at our US 31 Market that should be ready to pick by the weekend. $1.50/lb when you pick sweet cherries. Apricots should be starting towards the end of the week if we get some warm weather. Pick your own raspberries are still available; call prior to coming to see how the picking is for that particular day. We hope to see you at the orchard soon!

pick your own tart cherries abou t to be pitted

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