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New Apple Variety Available

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Apples, blog, Cider | 0 comments

In addition to the mouth-watering selection of apples we have always provided, Engelsma’s Apple Barn is now offering Pink Lady apples. As the first to blossom and the last to be harvested, Pink Lady apples benefit from the extra days of sunshine. Their pink blush and sweet crunch make them as appealing to the eye as they are to the taste buds. Stop in at our market this Saturday (429 Covell Ave., NW) between 9am and 4pm and buy some for yourself! We will also have Honeycrisp and Ida Red apples and our award-winning cider available at the market. Nothing says “Autumn in Michigan” more than fresh apples, sweet cider, warm apple pie, and jars of applesauce waiting to be enjoyed on a cold winter evening. Ida Red apples waiting to be harvested Careful handling of apples is a vital component of harvesting and preservation....

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It’s Apple Picking Time!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Apples, blog, Cider, Featured | 0 comments

You might have noticed the recent change in the weather.  Suddenly it’s feeling a little cooler out there, and you know what that means… our wonderful summer days will soon be history!  The dropping temperatures will be followed by those lovely Fall colors, and all the other things we enjoy about this transitional season.  For us fruit growers though, Fall is mostly all about apple picking!  We are very busy these days with our crew picking many varieties, including Honeycrisp, Gala, and of course good ole’ MacIntosh apples (not computers!).  You can find all these and more at the Apple Barn Farm Market on Covell and Bridge in Grand Rapids. We’ve also got the cider mill up and running in full swing.  You can pick up our awarding winning gourmet apple cider at our market as well or at any of these fine local...

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Now’s a fine time to make wine!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in blog, Cider, Featured | 1 comment

Cider flavor is at its peak right now. We are currently using 6-8 different varieties of apples each time we press a new batch of cider. This means that now is also a great time to try your hand at making some apple wine. There are a number of reasons that you want to choose our cider to make wine with. The first reason is due to the fact that we recently were awarded the blue ribbon for having the best cider in Michigan! The second reason is that our cider is 100% free from any added preservatives. Our cider is made from tree ripened, handpicked apples which means that we don’t have to add any sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate. The third reason is convenience. Just drop off the pails, or jugs that you plan on using and we will fill them for you. So, if you plan on making some wine, give our cider a try. After all, the best cider in Michigan is bound to make the best cider wine. Do you make cider wine?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.  In particular, maybe you could post your favorite wine recipes in the comment section below for all of our readers to benefit. Happy Holidays to you...

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The cider is back!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2010 in blog, Cider | 1 comment

After our normal seasonal hiatus, the Engelsma Apple Barn Cider Mill is finally back in full operation!! Bridget was up at 4am this morning grinding and pressing apples so the folks attending the annual GVSU Family Day in Allendale would have plenty of fresh cider. It is also apple picking time, and we are already picking a number of varieties, including Ginger Golds, Honeycrisp, Gala, and many others. We are also back at the Apple Barn stand at 429 Covell Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan every Saturday for the rest of the Fall and...

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