A Message from Annette and Randy on May 27, 2023
Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick is closed for a few more weeks. The Farm Market will be open again around June 12, 2023 when Sweet Local Strawberries are ready for sale. Hopefully there will still be some Local Asparagus and Rhubarb available for sale too. But I cannot guarantee that I will be able to still buy it then. Sorry. There is NO UPIC Strawberries available. Sweet Cherries from our own farm will be starting around June 23 at the Farm Market. We will also have Sweet Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, and some Vegetables from southern states until our Local Melons and Vegetables are ready to pick. 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.
The first U-Pick available will be Sweet Cherries you can pick off the tree yourself. We hope to start U-Pick Sweet Cherries on Friday June 23, 2023. But please check back around June 18 for the exact opening date. Cherry U-Pick Address is 6299 Carmody Road, Coloma, MI 49038. We have a good crop of Sweet Cherries this year but when they are picked off the tree, there are no more coming this year and the u-pick will be closed. Sweet Cherry U-Pic could be open for 3-10 days, depending on weather and how busy we are. The Cherry U-Pick is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4:30pm until the Cherries are gone off the tree.
Sour (Tart) Pie Cherry U-Pick will start around July 1 and only goes for about 4 days. We never have the U-Pick open on 4th of July, but the Farm Market is open to buy Cherries on 4th of July from 9am to 7pm.
Sweet Cherry U-Pick Prices: $4.99 pound, $5 per person Admission (age 6 and up). For every 15 pounds bought, you get 1 ($5) admission back. An example is if you buy 30 pounds or more, you get $10 back from the admission for 2 people. You can add family purchases together to get the discount, if they are all paid by the same person in 1 transaction. We accept Cash or Credit/Debit Cards at Farm Market or U-Pick.
We have NOT increased the price of Admission or Cherry U-Pick price for this year!
Sour Pie Cherries (not for eating, just for Pies, Jam, Cooking) U-Pick or Already Picked are the Same Price at $1.49 per pound. Sour Cherries are starting around July 1 at U-Pick and Farm Market or Farm if you buy over 20 pounds. It is better to pre-order the Sour Cherries over 20 pounds (within a few days of pickup), so we make sure we have them ready for you. We sell already picked Sour Cherries for about 10 days (depending on weather). Please bring something that doesn't leak to put the sour cherries in. Sour Cherries will make a mess in your vehicle in a bag. A cooler or tub is recommended. I am hoping to have credit card availability at the farm this year.
There is no hayride for Cherry U-Pick, but you can enjoy a lunch or snack under the tent with picnic tables. Portajohns are available but I recommend finding a bathroom on the way to the U-Pick. Fruit Acres Farm Market has bathrooms and McDonalds is just north of the Farm Market. We do sell cold water and pop at the U-Pick but no food is available (except Cherries!).
Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pic
How to contact Annette:
Cell phone: Questions Annette(269) 208-3591 or (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 Farm Market is Open Everyday (starting Tuesday June 13?) 9am to 7pm. Market address is 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, Michigan
Cherry U-Pick starting June 23 (?) Open everyday for about 7 days from10am to 5pm, (open 9 to 4 Chicago time). Cherry U-Pic Address is 6299 Carmody Rd, Coloma, Michigan. The U-Pick is 1 mile south of Farm Market. More details below.