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Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

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 open daily starting around June 18 until June 28, from 10am-4:30pm. (9 to 3:30 Chicago Time). These are estimated dates and will probably change.

 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 Angela : (269) 468-3668  or (269) 208-3591

U-Pic Update:

Fruit Acres U-Pick Sweet or Sour Tart Cherries are starting around June 18 and lasts about 10 days. This is an estimated date and will probably change. This is about 1 weeks earlier than usual. There is a good crop of Black Sweet Cherries this year. 

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 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 Wednesday 5/22/24: Fruit Acres Farm Market is Open for the 2024 season. There are Delicious Sweet Local Michigan Strawberries and Fresh Local Asparagus ready to buy. We also have Jams, Salsa, Tea, Lots of New Gift Items, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Vegetables, Potatoes and Onions from the southern states until the Local Melons & Vegetables are Ready to Pick this year. Local Strawberries have just started for the year, so they should be available for another 3 weeks. But Asparagus will probably be done in about another week. Local Black Sweet Cherries will start around June 18, but that is not an exact date. This spring has been so warm, Cherries are earlier than usual, but it is hard to guess an exact date. There is a very good crop of Sweet Cherries this year for the U-Pick.

Randy and Annette Bjorge have found a wonderful local family  to take over the day by day management of Fruit Acres Farm Market and U-Pick starting in 2024 (this year). The plan is to  keep the Farm Market and U-Pick selling the same great Local Fruits and Vegetables as usual (with great new products, ideas and updates). We are so glad we found someone with many years of Local farming experience, to take the farm into the future. Randy and Annette will still be living in Coloma, and we will be around to assist everyone. So we may see all our great customers around the area. Thank you all so much for being great customers and friends and employees. Please continue to visit Fruit Acres to get the highest quality Local Fruits and Vegetables.We are still healthy and want to enjoy life in Beautiful Southwest Michigan. It has been a wonderful life, but we are happy that there is a future for this farm!

Thank you, Have A Great Day!

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