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 because of Covid.  Our next U-Pic will be Apples starting September 11 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: Saturday September 26, 2020

HI Everyone! We do have U-Pick Apples on our farm for you to pick off the tree yourself on Saturday September 26 and Sunday  September 27 from 10am to 4:30pm Michigan Time. This week is Sweet Gala, Ozark Gold, Golden Delicious, Experimental Apples and Jonathon  Apples for $.99 per pound, NO Admission. This is the LAST WEEKEND we will have Apple U-Pick or Any U-Pick for this year. This is just a simple U-Pick farm. You can take a wagon hayride to the Apple Orchard, Pick lots of Apples off the tree, then you can bring your own lunch to eat at our free Picnic Area with free Playground.  The U-Pick Address is 2789 Friday Road, Coloma, MI.

There is lots of Great Local Stuff now at Fruit Acres Farm Market in Coloma, MI. The farm market is located at 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI, Open 9 to 7 everyday. All Fruits and Vegetables now at my market are FRESH FROM OUR FARM OR FROM LOCAL FARMS. (Except avocados, mango, lemon, limes. )

We are selling Apples, Apples and More Apples. Now we have some Honeycrisp Apples, fresh from a Local Farm. They are $26.99 half bushel (about 22 pounds), $16.99 peck box, $8.99 4 quart basket or $1.99 pound.

Please ask for a free sample of any Apple, so you can try them. We can't put out a free sample basket because of Covid, but if you ask for a sample (of anything), we can let you have a whole Apple to try. There is a sink nearby to wash the fruit before you eat.

Other Apples we have at the market are Sweet Gala Apples ($16.99 half bushel), Early Golden Delicious ($26.99 half bushel), Early Fuji ($26.99 half bushel), Cortland for Cooking ($26.99 half bushel), and Empire ($16.99 half bushel). All are available for peck boxes, 4 quart basket, or by the pound.

Sweet Apple Cider (with Honeycrisp) is here now. We get fresh pressed from our own blend of our own sweet apples every week. There is NO SUGAR added, just 100% juice from apples.

Local Sweet Blue Plums (are used just like Stanley Prune Plums) are ON SALE for $3.99 quart and 4 quart $9.99 (basket not included). They are ripe and ready.

Sweet Local Bartlett Pears ($26.99 half bushel), ($8.99 4 quart basket). I like them soft and yellow to get them as sweet as possible, so put these on the counter for several days until yellow before eating.

Local Red Raspberries for $5.99 pint or $55 for 12 pint flat.

Sweet Local Blue Concord Grapes and Yellow Niagara Grapes are $2.99 quart box. Sorry but I don't have any boxes left of Concord Grapes, but you can get Niagara Grapes for $25 half bushel. Niagara Grapes are what White Grape Juice is made out of.

Local Fresh Cauliflower ($2.99 head) and Cabbage ($2.99 head), Beautiful Brocolli ($1.99 pound),   We have local Pickles ON SALE for $.99 pound or $19.99 for half bushel (about 30 pounds).  Local Slicing Round  Tomatoes are now available for $1.99 pound or $30 for 25 pound box.  We do  have Local Sweet Grape ($2.99 pint),  Local Roma Tomatoes for $1.69 pound or $25 for 25 pound box, and Red Salad Tomatoes $3.99 quart.

 

Local Peppers are here. We have Large Green & Red &  Peppers for $.99 each, and Gypsy (Sweet Stuffing), Jalapeno (hot), Poblano (mildly spicy), Serrano (Very Hot), Cayenne (Mild hot, great flavor), Cherry Bomb (mild hot),  and Hot Banana Peppers. Sweet Yum Yum, Mild Cubanelle,  Mild Anaheim, and Italian Roasting Sweet Peppers. All Peppers (except bell peppers) are $1.99 pound.

Local Zuchini & Yellow Squash, New Yukon and Red Potatoes,  Local Cucumbers, Brocolli, Green Leaf Lettuce, Romaine,  Carrots, Eggplant ($1.99 each) and Turnips. For Fall Eating or Decoration, Butternut, Acorn, Carnival, Buttercup, Turban, Sweet Potato, Delcata, and Spaghetti fall squash ($.99 pound). Also Pie Pumpkins ($2.49 each), Decorative Gourds ($.69 each, 3/$1.99), Beautiful 9" Mum Plants ($8.99 each, 3/$24.99),  BIG Carving Pumpkins ($8.99 each), Medium size pumpkins in Orange, Mello Yellow, Blue, and Orange Warty are all $4.99 each.

I am sorry but there is NO MORE Local Peaches, Local Sweet Corn, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Swiss Gourmet Apples, SnowSweet Apples, Green or Yellow Beans, Yellow and Green Tomatoes, or Sweet Blueberries. We won't have them again until next year.

Lots of Local Raw or Regular Honey, and Michigan Frozen Tart Sour Pie Cherries  $7.99 for 2 1/2 pounds and 5 lb bags for $11.50. The Take and Bake Fruit Pies taste almost as good as Homemade (nothing is as good as Grandmas) for $14.99 each.

 

Covid-19 Update

We are a open air Farm Market with air flowing from all 4 sides of our market. That means we are outside. According to Michigan Governor Greatchen Witmer Executive order #2020-110 on June 1, "Any individual who leaves his place of residence must: Wear a face covering over his/her nose and mouth when in any ENLCOSED PUBLIC SPACE".  Our Farm Market is not enclosed AND we have plenty of room for Social Distancing, so we and you as a customer are not required to wear a mask. But Please stay 6 feet apart when in checkout line.

I can get Frozen Michigan Sour Cherries  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 & 5 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, 5 lbs bags are $11.50,  10 lbs (in 5lb bags) for $22.99, or 40 lbs box for $66.00. The place I get them from does not carry 20 lb or 30 lb boxes anymore, sorry. I can get these Sour Cherries all year long, so there is no hurry in getting them.