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Schult's Fruitridge Farms

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60139 County Road 652
Mattawan, MI 49071
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Phone: 269-668-3724

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West Michigan Farm Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

APPLE CIDER AND DONUTS

Try some of our award winning cider today!   Combined with a dozen of Schultz’s freshly made donuts, this combination is tough to beat!

In 2010 we added our new state of the art Donut Depot.   Here is your one stop for freshly made donuts, hot apple cider, and coffee.   We take the care to make our donuts with no trans fats, so you don’t feel guilty when you eat one… or two.

Available end of September - October

Sold by 1/2 gallon and gallon. Apple Cider can be frozen.

Schult Fruitridge Farms: Tips for Freezing Apple Cider

You can enjoy fresh apple cider from your freezer all winter long if you follow some simple rules. Pour off about 1 cup of cider from each gallon jug to allow for expansion in freezing. It is better to freeze cider in plastic jugs. To thaw, leave at room temperature or in the refrigerator until completely thawed. Do not pour out liquid while there is still unmelted ice. Shake well.

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ASPARAGUS

West Michigan AsparagusAsparagus is one of nature's most perfect vegetables and Michigan asparagus is deliciously different. The robust stalks have a bolder flavor and are bursting with key nutrients for a healthy body.   We hand pick our asparagus every day, so that it arrives in your home as fresh as possible.

Available May - Early June
Available already picked.

Asparagus Season Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00a - 6:00p

Asparagus is sold by the pound.
Call ahead for large orders (10 lbs. or more).

For more information on Michigan Asparagus:
Visit the official website: www.asparagus.org

Cooking with Asparagus

Fresh Michigan asparagus can be cooked several ways.

  • To steam in a saucepan, steamer or frying pan, put 1 pound of fresh asparagus spears or 2" asparagus pieces in 1/2 cup boiling water. Add salt, pepper and butter, if desired. Cover. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender.


  • To microwave fresh asparagus, put 1 pound fresh spears in a microwave-safe rimmed plate or shallow dish. Add 1/4 cup water and cover tightly. Microwave at 100% power for 4 to 7 minutes for spears, 3 to 5 minutes for pieces. Stir or turn halfway through the cooking time.


  • For frozen asparagus, place frozen spears or pieces in a microwave-safe plate or shallow dish. If cooking whole spears, arrange with tips in the center. Add 2 tablespoons water and cover tightly. Microwave at 100% power for 4 to 7 minutes, depending on the quantity cooked. Spears take longer to cook than cut-up asparagus. Stir or rearrange the asparagus halfway through the cooking time.


Asparagus: Prescription for Good Nutrition

Asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse with many health promoting benefits. It is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables, leading nearly all produce items in the wide array of nutrients it supplies for a healthy body.

  • There are only 4 calories per medium spear or 20 calories per 1/2 cup serving.


  • It's fat free, cholesterol free and is nature's true low carbohydrate food.


  • Asparagus is a good source of potassium. It also is a source of fiber, providing 1 to 3 grams of fiber per serving.


  • Asparagus has more folic acid than any other vegetable. Just one serving (about 1/2 cup or 4 medium spears) provides more than half of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, which is also called folacin of vitamin B-9. Folacin is necessary for blood cell formation, growth and the prevention of liver disease and is associated with a decreased risk of neural tube birth defect. Increased amounts of folacin are recommended for pregnant women.


  • Asparagus is a good source of vitamin C, a carotenoid that is a strong disease-fighting antioxidant.


  • According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is a good source of glutathione, one of the body's most potent cancer fighters. Of all food tested, including vegetables, fruits, grains, and meats, none was higher in glutathione than asparagus.

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BLUEBERRIES

West Michigan BlueberriesFor only a brief time during the summer, people in Southwest Michigan have access to one of the greatest super fruits in the world- the blueberry!   We offer already fresh picked blueberries during late summer.   So take advantage, and eat yourself blue with one of nature’s most perfect fruits.   And don’t forget, blueberries freeze well too!

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CHERRIES

West Michigan CherriesGo RED Instead!

That's right, cherries are a Super Fruit too! Recent scientific research has linked many health benefits to the consumption of tart cherries.  Tart cherries pack amazing anti- inflamatory properties.  To find out more, follow the link: www.choosecherries.com

We not only grow cherries, but own a state of the art cherry pitter.  We offer pitting service on our tart/sour cherries picked from our farm for a fee. Why waste your time in the kitchen pitting, let us do it in just a few minutes!


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GRAPES

West Michigan GrapesOne of the signs that Fall is upon us is the aroma of ripe concord grapes. We encourage you to take a ride through the countryside, roll down your windows, and smell the fruity essence of the unique Concord grape. We grow over 100 acres of grapes, so come on out and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Concord grapes may be used for juice, jam, wine, and fresh eating.

While we do grow several varieties of grapes, the Concord is our region'spredominate grape. The concord is a distinct grape with unique health benefits. Because of the rich purple color in the berry skins and seeds, Concord grape West Michigan Grapesjuice contains high levels of antioxidants. For more information on concord grapes, you can visit www.welchs.com. We grow grapes for Welch's, St. Julian Winery, and for our farm market.

Available Mid-September
Picked or U-Pick.

Grapes are sold by the pound.
Concord (purple), Niagara (white), and Delaware (red) may be used for fresh eating, jelly, juice, and wine.

Other grape varieties:  

  • Himrod- White, small, honey sweet berries.    
  • Marquis- White, large, sweet and full of flavor.  
  • Vanessa- Red, small, and delectably sweet.  
  • Mars- Purple, large, and mild.  
    (All four of these varieties are seedless!)

  • Chardonnel is a white wine variety.   Usually finished dry, this grape is a French hybrid cross of Chardonnay and Seyval.

Please call ahead for large orders (20 pounds or more).


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HONEY

West Michigan HoneyOur honey is produced from hives that spend time on our farm.   Local honey is important because local honey helps fight allergies.   Within honey contains bits and pieces of local pollen.   Therefore when you consume raw local honey, you expose your system to minute amounts of local allergens.   Gradually, this helps build up your immune system.   Among many other health benefits, honey also contains antioxidants.


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JAMS AND BUTTERS

West Michigan Jams and ButtersTry some of our jam today, where you can see the fruit and taste the difference!   We offer many fruit flavors, as well as fruit butters and a no sugar added line.   Our fruit salsas are distinctly different and incorporate peach, pineapple, cherry, raspberry, and mango fruits!

 


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MAPLE SYRUP

West Michigan Maple SyrupOur Maple Syrup is processed locally from century old maple trees that so commonly line Michigan’s country roads.   This real maple syrup is excellent on pancakes, French toast, or desserts.


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PEARS

West Michigan PearsOur primary pear variety is the Bartlett.   Bartlett pears are all purpose, and have a smooth texture with great flavor that makes them ideal for canning.   They also ripen nicely to incorporate into your next desert.

Available Early September
Available already picked.

Pears are sold by measurement:
B
ushel, 1/2 bushel, peck and 1/2 peck.


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PUMPKINS

West Michigan Pumpkin Patch : Halloween Jack-o-LanternsEvery year we plant a variety of pumpkins, including jack o lanterns, pie pumpkins, Australian blue edible pumpkins, and white pumpkins!


Available October

Available already picked.

Sold individually or by the pick-up load.


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SQUASH

West Michigan Squash
Available October

Available already picked.

Varieties available:
Acorn and Butternut

We wait until our soils have warmed just right to plant our squash, and then along with some tender loving care, wait until they posses their peak of flavor to harvest.   We grow acorn, butternut, and buttercup squash for the fall harvest.  

Store squash in a cool (45 to 50 degree) dry place.   Stored properly, most varieties will keep for several months.   Do not wash squash before storing.   Squash are high in vitamin A, C, and also contain important antioxidants.


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SWEET CORN

West Michigan Sweet Corn
Be sure to try some of our amazing homegrown sweet corn!  We pick our sweet corn fresh every day.   You will be able to taste the difference!  Sweet corn season runs from the end of July to around Labor Day in September.


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