Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick

A Message from Annette on August 13, 2022.

Fruit Acres Farms has Sweet Red Haven, & Starfire  Peaches for you to pick off the tree Saturday 8/13 and Sunday 8/14 from 10 to 4.30 Michigan Time (9 to 3:30 Illinois time). Upic address is 2797 Friday rd Coloma, Mi. No Admission. $1.59 pound for Upic peaches 1-50 lbs, $1.39 pound over 50 lbs total. If you get 2 full half bushels of peaches, you will get them all for $1.39 lb. That is the same price as last year. Free wagon rides, free playground and picnic area. We will have Baby Gold peaches for you to pick also (maybe) next Saturday 8/20 (we hope). But you have to come ready to pick Saturday morning at 10 or they will be picked out in 1-2 hours. We think we will have Sweetstar (Annette's Favorite) & Blushingstar (White) & Allstar peaches you can pick off the tree on Saturday 8/20, & Sunday 8/21. And 8/27 & 8/28 will probably be Allstar, Glowingstar & Star 86 Freestone Peaches. And maybe a few Baby Gold Clings left to pick. This is our estimated schedule for peaches for you to pick off the tree yourself. The U=Pick is CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND! But will reopen September 10 & 11 with Autumnstar Peaches and lots of Apples you can pick off the tree yourself. That will be the last peach upic. Apple upick will be every Saturday and Sunday from September 10 to October 16, 2022.

Fruit Acres Farm Market has Red Haven Peaches, already picked, but grown on our farm now! They are the first good canning, freezing, baking, eating Peaches that are freestone (come off the pit usually). $35.99 half bushel (over 25 lbs), $18.99 peck (about 12 lbs), $9.99 4 quart (basket not included). That is the same price as last year. These peaches are already picked at our fruit stand. The hard peaches will soften up after 1-2 days out of the refrigerator. Red Haven Peaches will be available for about 10 days. We will have Great canning and eating Peaches through August. This is prime time for peaches! Our Farm Market address is 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI 49038. Open 9 to 7 everyday.

Also At Fruit Acres Farm Market we now have (grown on our farm) Sweet Red Haven Peaches, Sweet Eating Plums, Pristine, Sunrise and Early Gold Apples ($19.99 half bushel).  From other Local Farms, we have Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn (Delicious, 6 ear $3.99), Sweet Cantaloupe, Elliot Blueberries (10 lb box $29.99), Blackberries and Red Raspberries (limited supplies), Raw Honey, Frozen Sour Cherries, New Red Potatoes, Beautiful Sunflowers, Grape, Roma, Green Tomatoes, Peppers now in are Green Bell, Hot Banana, Gypsy, Jalapeno, Shishito, Anaheim, Serrano, Poblano, Cubannelle, Melrose. Eggplant are Regular, Chinese, Thai, Zebra, and Italian. Green and Yellow Beans (hand picked), Beets, Squash are Zuchini, Yellow, Comet (yellow patty pan) and Globe Squash, Pickles and Dill, Brocoll, Green, Savoy and Red Cabbage, Romaine and Green leaf lettuce, Tomatillos. This is all from local farms. This is the peak of the local season from now through August. Address of Fruit Stand is 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI

Other U-Pick Farms you can visit:

 

Blueberry U-Pick now. Degrandchamps 76241 14th avenue, South Haven, MI Phone (269) 637-3915. There are many more Blueberry U-Pic farms in the South Haven area, but this is my favorite.

 

Raspberry U-Pick now. Riverbend Farms at 44 72nd street, South Haven, MI Phone (269) 214-8867.

I am sorry but I will not have any Apricots this year. My trees died last winter for some reason (they were old). So I will not have my delicious Apricots anymore. I will try to get some from up north somehow. Sweet Eating Plums from our farm are mostly ready for the season. But unfortunately we had problems with pollination when they were in bloom and I have some plums but not alot of them. So get them when they are available, they won't be there everyday like usual

U-Pic Update:

Fruit Acres U-Pick Sweet and Sour Cherries are done for the season for 2022. U-Pic Peaches will start August 14, 2022. U-Pic Apples will start September 10. Please check back for more accurate times.

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 until done for year 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 Mid August 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, 

U-Pick Crisp Apples starting around Mid 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, 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.

 

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