Summer: Pop-Ups, Abundance, and Fun
Oh, the Places You’ll Go…
Like that smooth-talking voice from the “michigan.org” commercials, we want to entice you to scoop around the bottom of Lake Michigan for a magical day or two in our legendary fruit belt this summer.
Why? First, there’s the fun – a day away from the city, in the country. No tall buildings, fresh air, beaches, wineries. The list goes on. Then, of course, there’s nature’s bounty, in this case blueberries. Summer 16 is looking like “abundance”, finally, after a couple of rough years. Lots of berries to pick.
But where will you pick? There are stands everywhere, but only a few grow berries without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We’re one of them. And this summer, something new: we will have pop-up locations for picking. So, besides our two main locations (click on our link above titled “directions”), we will have special short term spots in interesting locations just ready for picking, Check this space before you come up.
SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKETS…oh, yeah
See those smiles? Summer markets just attract happy people, or maybe they’re what make people happy. The big question really is, what can I sample today?
You can sample, and take home, clam shells and boxes full of Joe’s Blues, for one thing. There’s nothing like summer fruit, especially from Michigan and especially those raw, sweet, naturally grown blueberries from Joe’s. Naturally grown – no sprays of any kind.
While there are many markets we’d love to be in, here’s where you can find us:
- Green City Market- Lincoln Park, Chicago – Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Texas Corners – 7110 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Starting July 9, 8 a.m. to Noon.
- South Haven Farmers Market, South Haven, MI. Starting July 9, 8 a.m. to 2 pm.
- Chicago Botanic Garden -July 16th-17th from 10 a.m.-4p.m., 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
Blueberry Bush Rental – Give someone a magical summer experience – their own numbered blueberry bush at one of our Bangor or Gobles farms. We’ll mail/email a custom certificate and note naming you as a sender. Or…. get one for yourself!
Summer Treats – Order Fresh Blueberries for that special someone. We can deliver locally or gift can be picked up at one of our many Chicago-area locations. Tell us it’s a gift and we’ll enclose a certificate and note telling them it’s a gift from you.
Attention Farmers : HERE’S A QUICK PATH TO ORGANIC
Grand Junction, Michigan blueberry farmer Dave Harn is one of five farmers who have made the transition to growing his blueberries with organic methods as part of a two-year grant to Moss Funnel Farms (Joe’s Blues) by the USDA’s SARE Research program. Dave tells his story in a YouTube video. Want more info on going organic> You can contact Joe at 269-206-2926 or write us a email@example.com.