Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

U-Pic Update:

There is NO U-Pic at our farm now. You cannot pick anything off the trees on my farm now. Cherries are done for this year.  We will not have U-Pic Peaches this year. That is because in January it was too cold and froze our peach buds for this year. Our next U-Pic will be Apples starting September 7 and going into Late October. We will have Sweet Peaches from our farm from Late July to Early September for sale at our farm market. 

FRUIT ACRES FARMS U-PICK

 

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 open daily starting late June  from 10am-4:30pm.

*Please check back for an exact date, as it may be earlier depending on weather. Cherry U-Pick address is 6299 Carmody Road, Coloma, MI

U-Pick Cherries are done for 2019

U-Pick Sweet Peaches and Nectarines are open Saturday and Sunday only from 10am to 4:30pm, starting Late July thru September, when available. Free Hayrides, Picnic area and

Playground. Peach and apple U-Pick. Peach and Apple U-Pick address is 2789 Friday Road, Coloma, 

There is NO U-Pic Peaches in 2019

U-Pick Crisp Apples starting around

September to October, when available.

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

Free Hayrides, Picnic area and Playground

available too.

Call ahead to check on availability, as some varieties may vary as much as 2 weeks from year to year because of the weather.

 

Farm Market: (269) 468-3668  Daily 9am-7pm

Other Times: (269) 208-3591

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, Codling 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 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.

Welcome to Fruit Acres

A Note from Annette and Randy: Monday July 5, 2020

HI Everyone! I am very sorry but There are NO MORE U-Pick Cherries for 2020. That means there is nothing on the trees to pick. This is for Sweet and Sour Cherries. Also there is NOTHING else for you to pick off the trees UNTIL  U-Pick Apples starting in September.

 

Fruit Acres Farm Market is open everyday 9am to 7pm.

We will be open on July 3,4,5 from 9am to 7pm. We now have Sweet Black Sweet Cherries from Northern Michigan for $4.99 pound.  Sweet Corn Charlie Super Sweet Corn from northern Indiana is here. It is Delicious!  Also Sweet Local Red and Black Raspberries, Delicious Local Michigan Snow (Flat) Peas, Sugar Snap Peas (can eat husk), and Shelling Peas (cannot eat husk) for $3.99 pound. Local Zuchini & Yellow Squash,  Local Okra, Local Cucumbers and Pickles! Tomatoes are now from Arkansas, so they taste better than what we have been getting, but not as good as local tomatoes. Local Beautiful Sunflowers ($1.99 stem), We have alot of Beautiful Local Herb Plants for $4.99 each. Right now we have Cilantro (Coriander), Basil, Dill, Chives, Mojita Mint and Sage. and Large Aloe Vera Plants (prices marked). Lots of Local Raw or Regular Honey, and Michigan Frozen Tart Sour Pie Cherries  $7.99 for 2 1/2 pounds. The Take and Bake Pies and Local Gouda & Brie Cheese have showed up! The Farm Market is open everyday including July 4.

 

Covid-19 Update: There are a few restrictions for Fruit Acres Farm Market. Everyone is outside so no mask is required, there is plenty of room to social distance. When in line to pay, please leave 6' between groups of customers.

 

I can get Frozen Michigan Sour Cherries (frozen last year) that are individually frozen and pitted. They are not all frozen together, so you can scoop out exactly how many you want. You will have to order them with me atleast 2 days ahead.  I will have 2 1/2 lb bags on hand all the time, but you have to order any larger sizes. Sour Tart Pie Cherries 2 1/2 lb bags are $7.99 ea, 10 lbs (in 5lb bags) for $22.99, 20 lbs (in 5lb bags) for $39.99, or 30 lbs box for $49.99. I can get these Sour Cherries all year long, so there is no hurry in getting them.

​​U-Pick Peaches is NOT GOING TO BE AVAILABLE again this year. I am so sorry. We do have 50% (maybe) of a crop but we need those peaches to sell at my farm market. The BEST TIME for peaches at the farm market  is from August 10 to September 1. But we will have our own Sweet Peaches from July 15 to September 15 for sale at the farm market. I will be taking orders for Cling (Baby Gold) Peaches that will be ripening the end of August.

U-Pick Apples - Open Weekends from September 5 & 6 to October 11. There is no admission, free wagon ride, free playground and picnic area. The U-Pick Apples you take with you are $.99 per pound. We have lots of Apples for both U-Pick and the farm market this year. We will have lots of  Silken, Early Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Sunrise, Early Golden Delicious, Experimental Apple and Blondee. The apples that only have a few apples on them are Pristine, Red Delicious, Early Gold, Jonagold, SnowSweet, Swiss Gourmet, McIntosh, Dandy Red, and Cameo. We will have lots of Honeycrisp Apples at the farm market but we never have them for U-Pick.

APRICOTS - I am very sorry and disappointed to tell you that there are NO Apricots this year on the trees. I hope they have some in northern Michigan so we can atleast get a taste!

PLUMS - There will be some sweet plums from our farm but there will not be alot of them. There may be more Blue Plums in the fall than during the summer.