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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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Drunken Cherries!!

As sweet cherries come to the end in the upcoming weeks, have you considered something for your winter enjoyment? How about Homemade Cherry Brandy using our delicious sweet cherries?! This recipe requires firm sweet cherries and a bit of patience … Continue reading

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The Buzz on Honey: Episode 1

We are coming to the end of our fall honey! Our fall honey that is usually lighter in color is on its way out due to the tremendous amount of rain we have had on the farm. We did not … Continue reading

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Two More Weeks for Strawberries & Rhubarb!!

Hello all! We only have about 10-15 more days of picking for both Strawberries and Rhubarb! Pick these up while you can and try one of our great Strawberry and Rhubarb recipes!! Here is one of our absolute favorites: Strawberry … Continue reading

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Pullet Eggs? WHERE or WHERE are they?

All hens begin with pullet eggs.  But why don’t you see them at local grocery stores? Well here is the scoop. Pullet eggs are from chickens who are just getting the hang of laying eggs.  These hens are around 20 … Continue reading

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Different Peaches

From a genetic standpoint, peaches are classified by flesh texture as either melting, non-melting or stony hard.  Melting flesh peaches become softer as they ripen and will actually “melt in your mouth” when they are fully mature.  Most people prefer … Continue reading

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Honey and the GREAT Demand

There has been too too too much dryness this year! This is a picture of Red Clover.  It was taken three weeks ago.  This patch happens to be next to a bee hive.  This and other flowers around dried up.  … Continue reading

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Red Raspberries: Fall? Spring? What’s Up

Red Raspberries Fall? Spring?  What’s Up I know a lot of people have either a raspberry shrub or two or they remember raspberries when they were younger.  I thought I would take this blog post to explain the difference between … Continue reading

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