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Place your weekly order by Monday at midnight for Wednesday,
by Wednesday at midnight for Friday, for pickup or delivery.

It's cherry festival, and local cherries are ready just in time at King Orchards! Weather conditions have been quite unique to say the least, bouncing from hot and humid to cool and rainy, which is less than optimal for fruit harvests. Excessive rainfall will make cherries and other fruit spilt as they just get too juicy. The harvest windows are tight this week with this celebrated crop, wish them good luck! 🍀 🍒

morelAnother local favorite, also new in the store this week, morel mushrooms!
Copious spring rainfall made 2024 a banner year for this delicacy. Wild-harvested locally by the licensed foragers at Great Lakes Treats in Williamsburg, cleaned and then preserved by drying in their commercial kitchen, these gourmet treats are simply re-constituted at time of use, easily adding that deep, delicious flavor reminiscent of our beautiful surrounding forestland to your recipes.

lotusYou know how corn pops? Turns out there are other seeds that pop 🤯 because of moisture content!
Like the seeds of the lotus, or water lily. This may sound pretty exotic, but this delicious snack, known as makhana in India, is being made right here in Michigan by Karma Kitchen in Walled Lake. We ran into them at the Making it in Michigan conference this last spring, and were wowed by their products. Water lily seeds are very high in protein and fiber, so they do a good job as a healthy snack food, quelling hunger pangs without any problematic ingredients during those hectic days of summer. You gotta try them!

walleyeOur friend Ken of Ken's Fresh Fish 'N' Tales has retired from fish monger into a full time storyteller, and we wish him well with his new found freedom! His protégé Adriana plans to continue the treks to St. Ignace for the highest quality fish of the Great Lakes, caught by the Massey Fish Company and other small family fishing boats, fileted and immediately frozen for the freshest flavor and texture. Our store is newly stocked with Walleye this week, loved for its mild flavor and flaky texture.


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Happy Monday fellow locavores! Today is a great day to shop the co-op. The deadline to order for Wednesday is tonight at midnight. It's also a good day to order for Friday, though you do have until Wednesday at midnight. As always, feel free to make multiple orders for the same pickup or delivery, we can combine them easily. Don't pay for more than one delivery per day! If you add on just choose a free pickup and your additional items will be automatically put in your delivery order.

We go to three farmers markets! Visit our booth in Bellaire or Elk Rapids on Fridays from 8-12, and in Traverse City on Saturdays from 7:30-12. There will be some inventory for sale at market, but kindly avail yourself of our pre-order system to shop from all that our farms have to offer every week.


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Local deliveries are available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Choose this option during checkout if you're looking for convenience and to reduce your carbon footprint.

Pickups:

~ASI Pavilion, Bellaire

Wednesday drive-through pickup is from 1:30-2pm at the ASI Pavilion in Bellaire, 312 Thayer Lane. This is the same pavilion used for the farmers market on Fridays from 8-12, where you will find us on the NE corner.

~Higgin's General Store, Downtown Alden

Wednesday and Friday pickups are from 3-9pm at Higgin's General Store, 9105 Helena Rd. You will find your bag in the dairy cooler. Self-serve pickup is at your convenience anytime from 3-9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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~Rotary Park, Elk Rapids

Meet us at the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesdays from 2:30-2:45 for a parking lot pickup.

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~Meijer, Williamsburg

Meet us from 3:00-3:15pm on Wednesdays for a parking lot pickup across from the drive-through pharmacy.

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~Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City

Look for us on Wednesdays near the pavilion at The Piazza in the village, found at 810 Red Drive from 3:30-4pm.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at grow@torchlakecoop.com

or call/text 231.676.3186

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