Although the vines, cherries, and field crops are looking for rain, the weatherman is predicting comfortable days with lots of sun Lettuce for CSAfor the weekend and into next week. Just what our visitors want to hear. Kimmy – barely visible in the rear of the picture – is weeding the vegetable garden and those delicious lettuces are waiting to be picked for this week’s CSA and our stand at the TC farmers market on Saturday.

The town of Leland puts on its fireworks show July 3rd so if you’re visiting, Leland’s Lake Michigan beach is the place to be at dusk…which doesn’t even begin to arrive before 10 pm at this time of year. Both Glen Arbor and Leland host hometown parades on the 4th in Glen Arbor at 11:30 and in Leland at 3pm, where folks start lining up for the best spots on the five-block route by 2:30, and M-22 is closed to traffic for the duration of the parade. Northport has fireworks on the 4th with best viewing at the Marina Park.

If you haven’t made your holiday plans as yet, our Inn still has some availability next week, but is full beginning on July 5th and through the upcoming weekend. Call us, we’d love to pamper you! 231.944.1251 will connect you to Jill, Kelly, or Kari.

John and Anne will be making cheese on the 4th – an every other day event for them at Leelanau Cheese Co. – so they and their Milky Way won’t be parading this year. Come to the Tasting Room around 1pm to watch them as they pull the curds to make their award-winning Raclette.

The Tasting Room is getting a new look with new shelving replacing some of our rolling metal racks. Chris has been doing his best to get them ready and stocked for this weekend. He wondered just why they hadn’t been polyurethane coated before they were put together. That would have made his job much easier.

Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival begins on July 7th this year with plenty of reasons to celebrate our local bounty. Our spring has been warm, and our sweet cherries are ready for the picking, so this year’s Festival will feature local cherries – something that doesn’t always happen.

Farmers market prepWork is progressing here at the Farm on the conversion of a stables barn into our new farmers market. We’re hoping to open it by mid-July. We’ll have produce grown on our farm as well as from other local farmers. We plan to carry only Michigan products and are busy sourcing Michigan’s best for your delight.

That’s it for this week. Come see us – Up on the Farm.