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Get Your Fresh On: Dog Days of Summer

It is a truth universally acknowledged…that every great farm has a great dog protecting it! Unfortunately, Digit has been feeling unwell this past few days. He’s had several doctor visits and has been relegated to staying in the house. I … Continue reading

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Fresh Harvest

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your Friday (and making a list of what fruit to get at market tomorrow!). Bring your picnic basket and a blanket with you to market, because the Air and Water Show … Continue reading

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Get Your Fresh On: Episode One

If anyone has visited us at markets recently, we all wear blue work shirts. The logo of our farm is on the front, and the back of our shirts look like this:Looking at these shirts last Saturday gave me an … Continue reading

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Please Welcome…

………Red Haven peaches! Good morning! It’s a busy day here at Ellis Family Farms. We are getting ready for market tomorrow. I’ve had a lot of people at market ask when we will have freestone peaches, Red Havens to be … Continue reading

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So Berry Hot

After working all day on the farm, not much of my brainpower is left to come up with clever titles…and it is quite hot outside! I hope all of you are staying cool and enjoying your summer. Fruit Available Peaches … Continue reading

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Plum Pancake

Ingredients 3 plums, washed and thinly sliced 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted, plus more for greasing … Continue reading

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Plum-rific! Recipe

Plum Recipe GERMAN BLUE PLUM CAKE Ingredients ¼ lb butter                                                                                                                                                        2 eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup sugar 1 ½ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup milk (or more) 2 ½ to 3 lb purple plums … Continue reading

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A Family Tradition-The Berrien County Youth Fair

I cannot even remember the first time I went to the local fair.  I know I was young, very young – holding on to my Mom and Dad’s hands.  Looking at so much. Trying to take it all in.  So … Continue reading

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So Many Plums to Choose From

There are two major types of plums: European plums and Japanese plums. The most common European plums (scientific name Prunus domestica L.) are elongated, blue types, but other colors are available as well. In the USA, European plums are eaten … Continue reading

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Enjoy Our Berries All Winter Long!

Freezing fruit is a great way to save berries for winter use and can be a quick and painless process!! The easiest fruits to freeze are blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, and blackberries. Sweet and Tart cherries are also great … Continue reading

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