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Updated: Jan 2017......In Business Since 1990

KlineKrest Certified Organic Produce

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SPECIAL UPDATES FOR 2017:
No CSA shares will be offered this year.
We will not plant any vegetables this year. No vegetables will be offered for the year 2017. Sorry. We replanted our entire strawberry beds in 2016. We will not be able to offer any plants for sale in the future, as all varieties we now have planted are copyrighted, and I do not have the license to sell the ones we now have. We're hoping to have a great crop of berries for the 2017 season. Be sure to visit your local Farmers' Markets this year.
Our 2017 season will offer no vegetables or herbs for sale.
We will be focusing entirely on our orchard and fruits.
Our best regards. Larry and Barbara

We may have what you want, or custom grow it.
Our USDA Certified Organic Produce Farm has:

8 Varieties of STRAWBERRIES.
135 varieties of FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES.
Many unusual small FRUITS & BERRIES.
45 varieties of Culinary, Medicinal, Native HERBS.
Produce: Melons, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Tomatoes,
MUCH, MUCH MORE. Visit listings above.
We offer U-PICK | PYO produce and CSA shares.

NOTE: Appointments for U-Pick are very important to make, as our available spots fill very quickly, especially for Strawberries.
Get on our emailing list to receive early updates for picking dates of any specific produce you are interested in.

KlineKrest USDA Certified Organic Strawberry Farm
1067 Somer Road; Lyons, Michigan 48851
Phone: 616.902.1587 Larry or Barb Kline

Open Monday-Friday at 9 AM Jun1 thru Nov 14 ?
Saturdays 9AM-1PM at either the Ionia or Portland, MI CSA Farmers Market. See directions below.

10 varieties of STRAWBERRIES
U-Pick Flat of 8 for $30, or
pre-picked (by request only-4 qt limit) $4.00 a quart
Strawberry Pie (Pre-order) $12

Organic Strawberry Plants Are No Longer Available.
ALL Plants we now grow are protected or patented varieties.
Any of those must be purchased from a distributor.

DIRECTIONS TO:
1-The Ionia Michigan Farmers’ Market 48846.
The Robert Hoppough Farmers’ Market Pavilion, located on the northeast corner of Adams and Steele Streets. Conveniently located one block west of M-66 and one block south of Main St.
Contact the City of Ionia DDA office 616-527-1420.
2-The Portland Michigan Farmers Market 48875.
Located at the Old Red Mill on Water Street. Turn North off Grand River Ave at Water Street, just West of the river.

OUR 4 Certified Organic Strawberry VARIETIES plus wild:
Number in ( ) is our best yield from 100 plants.

#1 = Malwina...From Germany. High Brix. Large size and vigorus growth. Zone 4-6.
#2 = Seascape (40)...Our most productive Everbearer. From California, released in 1992. Very large, sweet, hardy, heavy producer. OK for freezing. For zones 4-8.
#3 = Cavendish (100)...Most productive June bearer. Annapolis x Glooscap. High yielding. Large berries, good quality. Excellent for all uses. Disease resistance. Very good for freezing. Zone 3-8
#4 = Cabot (19)...Elsanta x K79-S & 4. Worlds largest strawberry. From Nova Scotia. Winter hardy with good disease resistance. Doesn't runner well. Berries are huge, with good color and flavor. Not for freezing. Zone 4-7

NOTE: Strawberry varieties discontinued because of yield, size, taste, color, disease non-resistance, other problems. (yield is from 100 plants).
NAME:..............YIELD:........COMMENTS:
Earliglow:.........5 qts...........Low yield and small size
Evangeline:.....8 qts...........Low yield. Winter freeze damage
Everest:...........35 qts.........Very bland taste. Earliest berry.
Eversweet....20 qts...Low Yield (Everbearer). Small berries.
Evie 2..............10 qts.........Low yield. Mild taste.
Ft Laramie:.No summer crop. Extensive runner production
Guardian:.........6 qts..........Low yield. Odd, overripe color
Honeoye:............................Very disease succeptible
Idea:....................................Only fair flavor
Lateglow:.........6 qts...........Low yield. Extensive leaf spot
Mesabi:............8 qts...........Low yield. Winter freeze damage
Quinalt:...............................Small berries and very soft
Sparkle:..............................Small berries and very soft
Tribute:...............................Small size and difficult to hull
Tristar:.............35 qts.........Very small size
Winona:...........6 qts...........Low yield
White Strawberry:..............Tasteless tiny berries

STRAWBERRY HARVEST & STORAGE:
Generally, the first ripe berries appear about 30 days after the first blossoms open (IF not killed with late frosts). Fruits are usually harvested every other day. Pick berries early in the morning when it is cool, leaving the hulls attached. Keep the harvested fruit in a cool place until utilized. DO NOT leave picked fruit in the sun. Strawberries must be picked and handled very carefully. The fruit must be firm, well colored, and free from rot. When harvested at the right time and handled properly, strawberries will remain in good condition for many days. Most California or Florida grown strawberries found in supermarkets were picked three-quarters ripe to withstand the time and distance traveled. The color of these berries is a full red, but the taste is disappointing. Small-scale growers who pick berries ripe can easily compete with supermarket berries by offering a tastier fresher berry to local consumers. Proper post-harvest handling of strawberries is essential. Cooling the berries as soon as possible will remove field heat and increase shelf life. Harvesting early in the day while temperatures are cool and then pre-cooling the fruit before selling will extend the shelf life significantly. The more the delay between harvesting and cooling exceeds one hour, the greater the losses due to deterioration. Water loss from the strawberries can be a problem, so it's critical to maintain high humidity. Avoid wetting the fruit, which can cause decay problems. Avoid transporting of or leaving berries (or any produce) in a hot vehicle. Strawberries should be eaten or processed soon after harvest for best quality. Berries can be refrigerated for one or possibly two days before using. Avoid cooling for extended periods of time in a frost-free cooler or refrigerator, as the moisture is removed. Avoid washing the fruit until just before it is to be frozen or used, to prevent softening and decay.

NOTES:
1 quart of strawberries weighs about 1.5 pounds.
2 quarts yields about 4 cups of crushed strawberries.
2 quarts of strawberries makes about 4 half pints of jam.
We use 2 quarts of berries in one of our strawberry pies.
8 quarts of fresh strawberries will yield about 12 pints of frozen sliced berries.

 
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