Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

A Message from Annette on July 3, 2022.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick Sweet Cherries is done for the year. There are no more Sweet Cherries on the tree for you to pick. There is no more Black Sweet Cherries or Rainier Cherries for you to pick off the tree. There is no Upic of anything on Monday, July 4th. You can buy already picked Black Sweet Cherries from our Farm Market , just off I-94 Exit #39 on the south side for $5.99 pound. I should have Michigan Black Sweet Cherries for about 2-3 weeks from now.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is open everyday 9am to 7pm including Monday, July 4. The market now has Black Sweet Cherries and Sour Pie Cherries from our own farm ($5.99 pound), Local Red and Black Raspberries ($5.99 pint), First of the Season Local Blueberries, Local Zuchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Pickles, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash and Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn from Indiana (It is Delicious)(Very special early corn).

Sour Tart Pie Cherries are $1.49 pound if you pick or if I pick them. Monday July 4 I do not have any U-Pick Sour  Pie Cherries. But you can buy Sour Cherries already picked at our Farm Market or if you need over 20 pounds, you can come to our farm at 2559 Friday Road, Coloma MI for larger amounts. If you call and order how many Sour Cherries you want a day or 2 ahead, they will be picked fresh for you. I hope to have fresh Sour Cherries available now through Sunday July 10. Right now the Sour Cherries are very nice with very few discolored cherries because we have not had any high winds or storms here lately. (Thank God). But the weatherman is predicting rain and wind this week, so they might not be as pretty as they are right now, after the winds go through.

U-Pic Update:

Fruit Acres U-Pick Sweet Cherries are the first U-Pick for the season for 2022 and will start around June 24, 2022. Please check back for more accurate times. Sweet Cherry U-Pick only lasts about 10 days.

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 Farm Market

& U-Pick

 

A Note from Annette and Randy: Friday, July 1, 2022

At the Farm Market, we have Local Sweet Red or Black Raspberries, Our Own Black Sweet Cherries ($5.99 lb), Local Sweet Blueberries, Arkansas Tomatoes, Local Michigan Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Zuchini, and Herb Plants.

​Farm Market Address 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI.  I-94 Easy Off Easy On at Exit #39.

​Fruit Acres U-Pick still has Black Sweet Cherries & Rainier Sweet Cherries & Gold Sweet Cherries and Montmorency Sour Pie Cherries on the tree for you to pick yourself. I still have lots of Sweet Cherries for you to pick off the tree. When you enter the cashier area, go right and keep on going over the hill until you see the Black Sweet cherries on the tree. Rainier Cherries are very pink color now and they are in the top of the tree. Gold Cherries are all in one section almost to the end of the orchard (on the road side of orchard). There are Sweet Cherries out there to pick, but you have to walk over the hill to get to them. We are open 10am to 5pm (Michigan Time), That is 9 to 4 Illinois time. Closed July 4 for U-Pic. Sweet Cherries are $4.99 pound, and Sour Cherries are $1.49 per pound. U-Pic Cherry Address is 6299 Carmody Road, Coloma MI. NO BACKPACKS OR BIG BAGS ALLOWED IN ORCHARD. NO BREAKING BRANCHES OFF THE TREES!! That is where the cherries grow next year. NO CLIMBING TREES, (you may hurt yourself or the tree). There is NO admission being charged anymore this year. We will be having Sour Cherry U-Pic through July 10 (we hope), but the Sweet Cherries U-Pic is going day by day. Check back for updates. Our farm market is open July 4 to buy any cherries you want, but not to pick them.

Fruit Acres still has Black Sweet Cherries and Rainier Sweet Cherries on the tree, now through Sunday, for you to pick yourself. The sooner you come to pick the better, because once they get picked, they do not grow back. There is no more admission this year. $4.99 pound for the Sweet Cherries you take with you. Open everyday from 10 to 5 Michigan time. The U-Pic is Closed on Monday 7/4. You can always buy Black Sweet Cherries already picked at the market for $5.99 pound.

Montmorency Red Sour Pie Cherries are ready now! Sour Cherries are $1.49 pound (if you pick or if I pick them). Sour Cherry season is now to Sunday July 10 (I hope). These cherries are for pies or liquor, most people do not eat them raw.

Parking for U-Pick Cherries is at 6299 Carmody Road, Coloma, MI.

 

​This year I am starting a Email Newsletter, so if you want the most up to date information sent to your email, please sign up for the newsletter (after I set it up). This is the most reliable way of making sure the information is delivered to you every week. But now I am trying to learn how to design and start it. It is alot more complicated than I thought it would be. I am sorry but I am having problems getting this going, Technology does not like me.  I will have it figured out soon.