This month's notes:
April 2014: Spring is just around the corner.
Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and
April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in
cooler northern areas. See
how easy it
is to make strawberry jam or
Organic farms are
identified in green! See our guide to local
Please tell the farms you
found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
The National Cherry Festival - early July.
Traverse City, MI.
Events calendar. Celebrating 80 years with parades, competitive
events, fun events, children's events, food, arts and crafts, car and
truck show, and air show and new events including a feast of cherries
and local wines and a world record attempt to host the world's largest
cherry pancake breakfast.
This one page provides a listing of every known pick-your-own farm and
orchard in Michigan. From apples, blueberries, strawberries and vegetables
through Christmas trees, they're all here. Whether you call them PYO, U-pick or
pick-it-yourself farms, I'm always looking for
suggestions of more farms and events to add and
feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on
the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to
add it or correct the information,
please click on the link to "add my farm".
Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to
the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go,
to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you
Blueberry Festival in Otter Lake, Michigan - typically held the
last Saturday in July. Sat July 26 from 8 am to 6 pm.
Blueberry Lane Plantation Farm on Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake, Michigan.
Phone: 810-656-6400 or 810 -793-4590 after July 1, 2005. The days activities
are as follows: FREE PARKING. FREE FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT ALL DAY--WITH
DRAWING. FOR A PATIO SET AT 5:00 P.M.
* $1.00 HOT DOGS/POLISH DOGS. * $1.00 POP/WATER/SLUSHES. * .25 CENT POPCORN
PER BAG. * FREE POPCORN IF YOU PICK BLUEBERRIES.
.10 CENT KIDS GAMES (VARIOUS) WITH : A CANDY PRIZE. FACE PAINTING. CRAFT
TABLES. FREE PIE EATING CONTESTS. THERE WILL BE PONY RIDES WHICH WILL THERE
WILL BE A CHARGE FOR WE ARE NOT SURE HOW MUCH YET.
Also for every person that picks 50lbs of blueberries--their name will be
placed in a FREE special drawing for another patio set or grill we are not
sure yet. This will also be drawn at 5:00 p.m.
The Blueberry Festival in Frankfort, Michigan
August (Dates to be announced). Phone: 231-352-9674.
Fruitland Blueberry Festival, Whitehall, Michigan. July (Dates to be announced); Staged Entertainment of local talents,
Arts & Crafters, inflatable rides for kids, Blueberry Pancake breakfast and
a variety of foods all day from 9-5. Phone: 231-766-3208.
* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!
Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.
Need lids, rings and replacement jars? Or pectin to make jam,
spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes? Get them all here, and
usually at lower prices than your local store!
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