Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick
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 June 25th 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
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.