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What’s a N.O.B.? | October 7, 2016

If you’ve been out to visit us at all this season, you may have noticed a big addition to our orchard and market area… we’re calling it the New Old Barn (a.k.a., the N.O.B.). It went up last fall, but we’ve since completed work on the outside, so it looks a bit different than before.Continue Reading

Freshly Fall | Schwallier’s Country Basket News

September is here! And that means it is fall out on the farm… and we’re going full force! This weekend marks our first full fall weekend: the rides will be running, the corn maze will be open, donuts will be fresh out of the oven, apples will be ripe for the pickin’ and our friendlyContinue Reading

A Time to Grow

A new season is here! And we are thrilled to welcome friends old and new to our farm market. We have a lot of fun events and activities planned for this year that we are eager to share with you. First up, we have… A Big Old… Announcement! It is with great excitement that weContinue Reading

Bees on the Move

Springtime on the farm means we are busy getting our orchards ready to blossom and later bear the fruit that we’ll all enjoy this fall. Some of our most important work happens this time of year and requires a small army of workers–our bees! To kick off the pollination season, we first needed to transportContinue Reading

A Season of Gratitude | Schwallier’s Country Basket News

The fall flew by! And what a beautiful, busy one it was. Our family wishes to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support of our farm market this season. We are blessed to be part of such a wonderful community here in West Michigan. We hope the time you spent withContinue Reading

Big Old Barn

We’ve got plans for this old barn… Stay tuned to learn more! For now, please enjoy this gorgeous photo essay by Chris Clark of The Grand Rapids Press, who captured a crew of workers as they took down the barn at the end of October. Amish work crew dismantles old barn    Continue Reading

END OF SEASON HOURS

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about our end of season hours and wanted to post them here for everyone. Thank you all for supporting us and coming out to visit our farm. We can’t believe how quickly the season is flying by! There’s still a bit of time to stop on by andContinue Reading

Check us out on Fox17 News

We had a great time visiting with Tim Doty this morning and chatting about apples, fall, and all the fun we have waiting for you on the farm. Check out this clip from the show–and then head on out to see us!Continue Reading

Name Our Kids!

We recently welcomed the first baby goats of the season–twins! And now the little guy and gal need names. Can you help us? Head to our Facebook page and comment on the posts with each kid’s picture. The names with the most ‘likes’ by the end of day Tuesday, September 9, win. The winners (oneContinue Reading

Learn and Play Down on the Farm

Did you know that kids (and adults) learn best when their senses are engaged? Our farm offers bountiful opportunities to see, smell, touch, taste and hear—to interact with the world in fun and enriching ways. Sensory play helps develop your child’s cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and linguistic skills. Engaging the senses is alsoContinue Reading