A Message from Annette and Randy on October 4, 2023
Apple U-Pick Update: On Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8 you can pick Apples off the tree yourself for $.99 per pound. No Admission Charge. You can pick Snowsweet, Cameo, Red & Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Late Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Cortland, Empire, Jonathon, Early Fuji, McIntosh, Experimental, & Early Golden Delicious Apples off the tree. We never have Honeycrisp Apples for U-Pic, but you can buy them already picked at the Farm Market. Apple upic will continue until October 22 every weekend. U-Pick is open 10 am to 4:30 pm Michigan time (9 to 3:30 Illinois Time). U-Pick Address is 2789 Friday road, Coloma, MI 49038. There are about 22 pounds of Apples in a full half bushel basket. Your family takes a tractor driven Wagon Ride to the orchard that you pick the delicious Apples. We give you a half bushel basket with a plastic liner in it to pick in. You have to buy ALL the fruit you pick, you cannot just buy part of what you pick, and return the rest. When you pay for the fruit you take with you, you can buy the basket for $5 or just lift the bag out with the fruit in it and take it with you that way. Or you can bring your own basket to pick in and take with you. You can bring food and have a picnic under the Free covered picnic area and Playground. There are no grills for you to use. But you can bring your own grill to use. Apple U-Pick will be through October 22. Apple U-Pick Address is 2789 Friday road, Coloma, MI 49038. U-Pick is only on Saturday and Sunday, not during the week.
Fruit Acres Farm Market is open Everyday from 9am to 7pm. Farm Market Address is 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI. Already Picked, From Our Own Farm, we have Sweet Honeycrisp Apples ($19.99 half bushel), JonaGold, Red Delicious, Empire, Swiss Gourmet, Early Fuji, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Gala, Early Golden Delicious & McIntosh Apples ($19.99 half bushel), & Bartlett Pears ($25.99 half bushel) . Try a free sample of all apples, grapes and pears. Our Apple Cider is made fresh each week with our own apple blend (including Honeycrisp), 100% apples, no added sugar or syrup, $5.99 half gallon, $8.99 gallon. We now have Local Cauliflower (white & purple), Chestnuts, Concord Grapes, Beautiful Hardy Mums ($8.99ea 3 for $24.99), Pie Pumpkins, Gourds, Large Pumpkins, Large Tomatoes ($1.99 lb), Grape, Roma, Green & Yellow Tomatoes, Green Beans, Brocolli, Large Green, Red & Yellow Bell, Jalapeno, Shishito, Fresno, Poblano, Anaheim, Cherry Bell, Hot Banana, Yum Yum, Mini Bell Peppers, Yukon Gold New Potatoes, Beets, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Zuchini, Yellow Squash, Fall Squash ($.99 lb). Local Brussel Sprouts and Huge Cabbage is here this weekend! That is all from Local Farms (within 20 miles). There are no more Sour Tart Cherries (except Frozen) for sale. Sorry, no more Peaches, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Watermelon or Asian Pears for this year.
We have a large assortment of Jam & Salsa & Salad Dressing & Apple Butters. We accept Cash or Credit/Debit Cards at Farm Market or U-Pick. Farm Market is open everyday 9am to 7pm (even holidays). Farm Market address is 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI 49038. I-94 at Coloma exit #39, Market is just south of highway. Our last day open for this season is October 22, 2023.
Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pic
How to contact Annette:
Cell phone: Questions Annette (269) 468-3668
(I do not check email everyday. Text is the best way to contact me.)
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**We accept cash & credit/debit cards**
Farm History About Us
The Friday family settled this 200 acre fruit farm, located in Coloma Michigan in 1846. The Friday's were originally from Bavaria in Germany and named Freitag. Randy and Annette (Friday) Bjorge are the 5th generation of Friday family farming the same farm. We met in college and Randy likes to say he married the farmers daughter. We took over the farm in 1991 after Annette's father James Friday passed away suddenly. We grow Black Sweet Cherries, Rainier Sweet Cherries, Sour Pie Cherries, Sweet Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Pears and Crisp Apples (including Honeycrisp) already picked at our farm market (when available).
At Fruit Acres you can pick fruit right off the tree yourself (when available). Black Sweet Cherries, Rainier Sweet Cherries are available for only 10 days from Late June to Early July. July 1 to July 3 is usually a good time to come to pick Red Montmorency Sour Cherries. We are open every day until the Cherries are picked off the tree! We are not open for U-Pick of anything on July 4!!
The U-Pick Peaches season is approximately August 12 to September 10. Peach and Apple U-Pick is available Weekends Only. Every weekend there are different kinds of U-PIck Peaches available.
Crisp Apple U-Pick is the beginning of September to Columbus Day. We have 4 different kinds of apples most weekend for upick. Peach & Apple U-Pick has Tractor Hayrides to get you to the orchard we are picking that weekend.
Fruit Stand - Farm Market
Farm Market (Fruit Stand) is open when we can get Fresh Local Produce from Our Own Farm or from our great neighbors. During the Local Season we usually sell (when available) Sweet Eating Plums (July to September), Honeycrisp Apples, Nectarines, Tomatoes (several different kinds), Green and Yellow Beans, Squash, Alot of Different Peppers, Different kinds of Eggplant, Beets, Okra, Brocolli, Red and Black Raspberries, Blackberries, New Potatoes, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumbers, Fresh Pickles Cucumbers, Leaf Lettuce, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, and much much more. Everything listed above has it's own season! Each item (especially Fruit) may be available only for a week or maybe it is available for 2 months in one year. A grocery store has to buy fruit and vegetables from all over the world so they can be avaible for sale all year long. So please look at the Ripening Chart for when your favorite fruit or vegetable may be available. But remember that the season varies each year by a few days, so check back and see if what you are looking for is ready for the season.
Fruit Acres Farms On Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8 you can pick Apples off the tree yourself for $.99 per pound. No Admission Charge. Snowsweet, Cameo, Red & Old Fashioned Golden Delicious, JonaGold, Late Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Early Fuji, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathon, Experimental & Early Golden Delicious Apples that you can pick from the trees from 10am to 4:30pm Michigan time (9 to 3:30 Illinois time) . U-Pic Address 2789 Friday rd, Coloma, MI. You will be able to pick Apples off the tree every weekend until October 22.
Farm Market is Open everyday 9am-7pm. Market address is 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, Michigan. 11 different Apples (including Honeycrisp), Sweet Apple Cider, Bartlett Pears. all from our farm are now for sale. Also Local Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Beautiful Mums & more Vegetables from Local Farms. More details below. Sorry but there are no more Peaches this year.