Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

U-Pic Update:

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

Farm Market Address 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI. Open Everyday 9am to 7pm Eastern Time. I-94 Easy Off Easy On at Exit #39.

A Note from Annette and Randy: Sunday, July 25, 2021

We have nothing to pick off the trees yourself until Peach U-Pick starting Saturday August 7, 2021.

Fruit Acres does have a large peach crop this year and we will have U-Pick Sweet Peaches starting August  7 and going until September 5. Every weekend we have a different kind of Peaches to pick. Peach and Apple u-pic is open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) only from 10am to 4:30pm Eastern time. Apple u-pic will start around Labor Day and go until the middle of October. Peach and Apple U-Pick address is 2789 Friday Road Coloma, MI 49038

Fruit Acres Farm Market is now selling Our Own BrightStar Peaches! They are grown on Our Own Farm. These are Great for Eating & baking and comes off the pit. Wait until after August 7 for canning and freezing peaches (including Red Haven Peaches starting around August 7). These peaches are already picked at our Farm Market.

BrightStar peach has a Sweet Flavor when soft.  Let hard peaches sit in room temperature for 2-3 days until soft, then refrigerate until eating. This peach will come off the pit when it gets soft, they are Freestone (come off the pit).  $2.49 pound, $9.99 4 quart basket (basket not included), $18.99 peck (1/2 of a half bushel, around 12 pounds), $36.99 half bushel (around 25 pounds). Half Bushel Basket is $4 extra. Please try a free sample. The next kind of Peaches from our farm is Risingstar later this  week.

Also from Our Own Farm is Sweet Apricots!!! We haven't had a crop of Apricots in years and here they are! $6.99 quart. We will have Apricots for about 1 more week.

 

Also from Our Own Farm is Sweet Eating Plums! Please try a free sample. The variety we are picking is Shiro Plums. $6.99 quart. We have alot of different kinds of plums this year (for a change).

Sweet Local Blueberries are now in the peak of the season and they are so big and sweet! This is the time to get your Blueberries for freezing or baking. $2.99 pint, $5.99 quart, 10 pound box $27.99.

Michigan Local Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn from our usual Local Grower has started for the season! It is delicious. $.59 ear or 6 ears for $2.99.

New Local Produce we have is: Grape Tomatoes, Peppers include Green Bell, Gypsy, Jalapeno, Melrose, Shishito, Serrano, Purple Cayenne (Bueno Mulata), Hot Banana Peppers,  Eggplant regular & Japanese, Green Tomatoes, Green Patty Pan Squash. Also Local Green and Yellow Beans, Red & Striped Beets, Pickles (but no dill yet), Comet Patty Pan Squash, Globe 8 Ball Squash, Green Cabbage. We also have Local Cucumbers, Zuchini, Yellow Squash.  , Local Red & Yukon New Potatoes and Red & Yukon creamer potatoes. This is all from Local Michigan Farms (within 30 miles). Sweet Indiana Cantaloupe, Arkansas Seedless Watermelon, and Vine Ripe Tennessee Tomatoes.

Take and Bake Pies are here! We also have lots of Jams, Preserves, Salsa, Dressings & Local Raw Honey.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is at 3452 Friday road, Coloma, MI. This is right off I-94 at Exit #39 in Michigan on the south side of the highway. We are open everyday 9 to 7 eastern time.

There are no more Fresh Sour Cherries to buy this year. We do have frozen Red Tart Cherries (same as Sour Cherries) that are pitted, and individually frozen so you can pour out as many cherries as you want without using the whole bag. I usually have on hand 2 1/2 lb bags for $12.99 and 5 lb bags for $19.99. But you can order larger amounts with 2 weekday notice. I can get 10 lb box (in 5lb bags) for $30, 20 lbs (in 5 lb bags) for $50 or 40 lbs box for $90 (not in bags, just one big box).  With Sugar , 30 lb box for $60 (not in bags, just one big box).

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