Category Archives: Orchard Updates

U-Picking at Rittman Orchards

Hello all!  Hello Fall!  This season brings all sorts of goodies along with cool weather: pumpkins, apple picking, cider, and my personal favorite, caramel apples.  We typically sell out of these delightful treats by the end of each day, but if I am lucky, I get to take one home.  🙂  Abbie won’t eat them […]

Cider, Honeycrisp and U-Pick

Well, hello again!  It’s Amanda. Fall has arrived! I know because for the first few days of cooler weather, I always forget my sweatshirt! I, myself, am excited about the cooler weather and the approach of autumn.    As we say goodbye to summer and the peaches, don’t be sad…we get to say hello to […]

Peaches, peaches, peaches

Hi everyone, It’s Amanda again!  So, what have the peaches been up to?  How are all the melons getting along with one another?  Are the plums and the nectarines here yet?  What are Abbie’s latest words? Ok, maybe not the last one.  But, all these questions and more will be covered in the next few […]

Peaches, Pristine Apples, and the Last Day of U-Pick

Hi everyone, I’m back this week. I’ve got a few really quick updates about things on the farm. First, our peaches are in. We’ll have our Flamin’ Fury PF-7’s in the market tomorrow, at least most of the day. Then I think Glenglo is up next. We have four varieties I’m picking my way through […]

Last Chance to Order Tart Cherries! Plus U-Pick and Orchard Updates

Hi everyone, Lots of topics to hit, so let’s get right to it. First up–Cherries. This is your last chance to order tart cherries for the year. The deadline is tomorrow at noon. I don’t want to be too repetitive, and I’ve already made posts about cherries, so here is the link to the info: […]

U-Pick Updates and Michigan Tart Cherries

Hi everyone, The day many of you have been waiting for is here…blueberry u-pick starts tomorrow morning (July 1) at 9am! Blueberries will be $4/lb. Just like with the strawberries and raspberries, you’re welcome to bring back buckets you’ve gotten from us in the past (whether this year or previously), but we’re not allowing any […]

Berry News

Hi everyone, First off, we’ve started picking red raspberries! We’ll have some in the market again tomorrow by mid-morning. They will also be available for picking starting at 9am. You’ll need a different bucket, as they’re a different price than strawberries…they’re $4.50/lb. As for strawberries, we still have a lot of really nice berries left […]

New Produce, A Crop Update and Policies Going Forward

Hi everyone, I wanted to update you on a few things. First of all, a big thank you to everyone who participated in our “additional produce that you’d like to see” survey from the last newsletter. We had almost 400 respondents, so it was really awesome to see all the results! The vast majority of […]