Update: September 9th, 2020
Out of jam, but aspiring to do some canning soon. I will be open Saturdays and Sundays in most of September and part of October, as long as business is there. (taking a mini honeymoon in mid-October so I won’t be open the 10th & 11th of October) I have an order form on the “Order Here” page, and it’s also posted below. Have a great fall! Andria
Current status: August 24, 2020
It’s been an incredibly busy season since I opened early in March, and I’m both grateful and exhausted!! In past years I haven’t had much business staying open in the fall, but I am going to stay open on Saturdays and Sundays in September to see if business keeps up. Naturally I’ll make changes in the baking rotation to things that are more seasonal – baked goods with apples, use things like molasses and ginger, etc. If it doesn’t stay busy enough to open each weekend, I’ll post that here and on Facebook and switch over to baking on demand, with some sort of minimum order amount.
For my regular, local, seasonal, and new customers; THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for an incredible season. You’ve allowed me to live my dream and stay here year round without having to go back to the Detroit area to work in fall, winter and spring. I’m both grateful and humbled!! Andria
What’s coming out of the kitchen?
I often joke that I moved to Leelanau county to start a farm, and became a baker. My baked goods menu has expanded over the last 6 seasons, and I’ve been lucky to gain the support of many locals. Baked goods are sold year round to order, and all summer at the farm stand. Along with baked goods, I make jam from local, in season fruit. We hope you’ll stop by and see what we’ve got cooking!
The jam canned at Red Gate Farm is made from local, fresh fruit when it’s in season. We also freeze the fruit during peak freshness, and make jam in the spring so that we always have some available, even when the fruit isn’t in season. We offer many varieties, and hope you’ll stop by to try some this summer!
I’ve been canning jam this week from fruit that I freeze in the summer when it’s freshly picked. If you need jam, I’ve got mixed berry (blackberries, raspberries, & blueberries), cherry, cranberry apple and strawberry cranberry. The jams with cranberry have less sugar and are both sweet and tart. Jam sells for $5 a jar, give me a call if you’d like to pick some up with your egg or baked goods order!