As you’re heading north on Center Road, just before you get to Island View Road, there’s a lovely little farm stand on the left that you might miss if you’re not looking for it.
Island View Vineyard has a variety of fresh produce and flowers throughout the summer and fall months, including the luscious pears that are available there right now.
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I believe these are Bartlett pears, but could be wrong on that. There are a lot of pear varieties out there, but these are the pears I remember as a kid growing up on Johnson Farms on the OMP – sweet, with just the right amount of juiciness (as Goldilocks said, not too hard and not too soft).
I stopped by Island View Vineyard’s farm stand a few days ago, and at the time, they also had plums (which we’ve always called “prunes” – Gazette story forthcoming), grapes and peaches.
Margrit Kuehnis is the proprietor of this artistic farm stand, and you can reach her at (231) 223-4642.
As always, a big thank you to Margrit and all the OMP farmers who keep us supplied with fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers, jams, honey, maple syrup and more throughout the year.