Saturday, May 14, 2011
Dwight & I (and all of our co-workers) had the pleasure of sampling some of the goodies offered by a family-owned area orchard. One of our clients brought us a basket laden with fruit and nut mixes, hard ciders and some honey roasted cashew butter made at her boyfriend's family orchard.
Lehman's Orchard located in Niles, Michigan, is a family-owned orchard specializing in tart cherry production since 1929. Since then, they've branched into all sorts of other crops including apples and pears and also produce honey and offer a vast assortment of dried fruits and nuts. And in addition to all of that, Lehman's also makes their own hard cider from their apples and pears AND they offer a large variety of fruit wines.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to sample hardly any of the products, they were gobbled up so quickly at work - which I think is a testament to the quality of their products. Lehman's has received some really great reviews on Yelp and other sites, lauding the quality, taste and selection offered. Dwight and I are really looking forward to visiting the orchard in the near future, now that spring is in full swing. I'm very disappointed that I didn't get to try the honey roasted cashew butter. Man, that sounds SO good! Oh, and the chocolate covered cherries. Yeah, I'm all over that, too.
If you're in the Niles, Michigan area, I definitely recommend a stop at Lehman's Orchard. If you're around in July, they offer u-pick tart cherries! I KNOW I'll being going up for that. Just the thought of having a stash of tart cherries in my freezer makes me very happy. I mean, you know how nuts Dwight and I went over local blueberry picking. I think the blueberries need some freezer buddies.
Thanks, Brenda, for bringing us all of the goodies. We'll see you this summer!