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Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

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FRUIT ACRES FARMS U-PIC

 

Start a family tradition by visiting beautiful Southwest Michigan, where you and your family can find and pick the perfect fruit right off the tree.

U-Pick Black Sweet Cherries and Sour Pie Cherries, are NOW open daily until all Sweet Cherries are picked from the trees, from 10am-4:30pm. (9 to 3:30 Chicago Time). Montmorency Sour Pie Cherries will start June 23, 2024.

 Cherry U-Pick address is 6299 Carmody Road, Coloma, MI

 

U-Pick Sweet Peaches and Nectarines will not be open in 2024 because there are no Peaches for you to pick off the tree this year. On years we have Peach upic, there will be Free Hayrides, Picnic area and Playground. No Admission. Peach and apple U-Pick. Peach and Apple U-Pick address is 2789 Friday Road, Coloma,

U-Pick Crisp Apples starting Early September to October, when available.

Open weekends only from 10am-4:30pm.

Free Hayrides, Picnic area and Playground

available too. No Admission

Check website, facebook or Instagram before coming to check on availability, as some varieties may vary as much as 2 weeks from year to year because of the weather.

 

Call or Text Kari or Angela : (269) 468-3668  or (269) 208-3591

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U-Pic Update:

Fruit Acres U-Pick Black Sweet or Rainier Sweet  Cherries are Open Now and lasts about 10 days.  This is about 1 weeks earlier than usual. There is a good crop of Sweet Cherries this year.  Montmorency Sour Pie Cherries will start June 23.

There are no U-Pick Peaches this year (2024).  U-Pic Apples are Labor Day Weekend  September and October.

CHEMICAL USE PRACTICES FOR FRUIT ACRES FARMS:

  • We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which means we only spray for insects according to their life cycle and if that insect has been spotted by scouting orchards every few days.

  • We use pheromones when possible to eliminate or greatly reduce the use of chemicals for certain insects such as Oriental Fruit Moth, and Peach Tree Borer. We participate in studies with Michigan State University for peaches and apples to reduce chemical use as low as possible depending on the weather conditions that particular year.

  • Michigan, unfortunately, has too much natural insect pressure to farm most fruit organically on a commercial scale. The western states, with their dry desert weather conditions, are better suited for that possibility. If we could save a lot of money and time by no spraying and still grow a sellable fruit, we definitely would.

  • We do NOT grow genetically altered fruit trees. The new Stellar peach varieties are hand cross-pollinated on a mother tree to get the new varieties the same way breeders have been doing it for hundreds of years. There is no genetic manipulation in a laboratory.

Update Friday 7/5/24: Our Sweet & Sour Cherry U-Pick is Closed for this season. There will not be any Peach U-Pick this year. We may open for Apple U-Pick in late August, but we don't know for sure yet. Apple U-PIck is Saturday and Sunday only. We do not have any details yet.

 


Now At the Farm Market you can buy Michigan Black Sweet Cherries, LOCAL Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Sunflowers, Cucumbers. That is all Local grown. Indiana Sweet Corn has started too! Arkansas Tomatoes. We also have Michigan Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Meat, Michigan Made Jams, Coffee, Candles,  Local Honey, Maple Syrup, Frozen Pies, Cheese, Tea, Lots of New Gift Items. Cantaloupe, Watermelon are from the southern states until the Local Melons & Vegetables are Ready to Pick this year. Farm Market is open 10am to 6pm Saturday through Thursday, 10am to 7pm on Friday. Chicago time is 1 hour earlier. There is no Public Restroom available. 

 

Randy and Annette Bjorge have retired and a local family  has taken over the day by day ownership and management of Fruit Acres Farm Market and U-Pick. Randy and Annette will still be living in Coloma, So we may see some of our great customers around the area. Thank you all so much for being great customers and friends and employees. We are still healthy and want to enjoy life in Beautiful Southwest Michigan. It has been a wonderful life.

Thank you, Have A Great Day!

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