U-Pick Apples

U-Pic Update:

Our U-Pick Apples start the beginning of September and go until middle of October. Apple U-Pic Saturday and Sunday Only.

 
Apple U-Pick
Usual time to start Apple U-Pick is the beginning of September
SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY
U-Pick Hours: 10am-5pm*
*You must be here before 4:30pm to get into the orchard to pick
We are in the EST Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
Peach & Apple U-Pick Address:
2789 Friday Rd. Coloma, MI 49038
Farm Market Address:
3452 Friday Rd. Coloma, MI 49038
Market Hours: Everyday 9am-7pm
Market Phone: (269) 468-3668
Other Times: (269) 208-3591
Please call ahead for seasonal changes and prices
Free Hayrides to the orchards are available from our central parking area. No Admission, Make a day of it by enjoying our Free Picnic Area and Playground.

Start a family tradition by visiting beautiful Southwest Michigan to see the fall colors, then you and your family can pick the perfect apple right off the tree. Enjoy our free Hayrides right to the orchard where you can pick all the apples you want without having to step on a ladder, as our many different varieties are grown on dwarf trees. Then rest awhile at our free picnic area and playground or stop by our farm market for a free sample of our super sweet apple cider, freshly made with our own apples.

APPLE VARIETIES AVAILABLE FOR U-PICK:

  • Early Gold

  • Dandee Red

  • Sunrise

  • GALA - September 1 to 20 - A newer variety that has wonderful qualities. Gala has a wonderful super sweet flavor with crisp, firm, juicy flesh. Gala stores well for months in refrigeration. Gala is great for eating or baking because the slices do not cook down hardly at all. Gala is one of my favorite pie and eating apples. The apple is pink in color with a longish shape for the size. 

  • OZARK GOLD - September 1 to 20 - An older variety that reminds of a Golden Delicious apple with a slight tang. The apple looks very similar to a Golden Delicious with a small pink/red cheek. The flavor is sweet-tart and crisp, so it eats very well and bakes very well. I usually combine Gala and Ozark in my pies during this time of year. When baking, Ozark slices do keep their shape, but do soften. They make good applesauce and stores well until Thanksgiving.

  • RED CORTLAND - September 10 to 30 - A very large size red color apple with pure white flesh. Just a newer red version of Cortland. The tart flavor is good for eating, applesauce or baking, although slices do soften during baking.

  • EMPIRE - September 15 to October 5 - A tart but very flavorful, very crisp apple that stays hard for months in refrigeration. The apple is dark red with a squatty shape. Empire is great for eating or baking and the slices do not get soft. This is an older variety which does not get the attention it deserves!

  • JONAGOLD - September 25 to October 15 - A very large, sweet tart flavor, crisp apple that is very juicy. The apple is pink, large and long. Do not store past Thanksgiving for best quality. Jonagold is great for eating, applesauce or baking but the slices do get soft. This is a redder version of a very old variety.

  • RED DELICIOUS - September 25 to October 20 - I think everyone knows a Red Delicious apple. You only eat it, do not cook with it.

  • GOLDEN DELICIOUS - October 1 to 31 - My favorite apple for eating until Christmas. It stores until spring in refrigeration. The apple is bright yellow, large size and long shape. Goldens are great for eating, applesauce and baking while the slices keep their shape. All winter, Golden Delicious is my favorite pie apple. In storage, the flavor stays sweet but the apple gets soft, but not too soft to enjoy.

  • FUJI - October 15 to 31 - My favorite eating apple after Christmas because the flavor gets stronger and even sweeter but stays juicy. Fuji is great for baking but add any other apple, like Golden Delicious, because the slices will not get soft at all or release any juice. Fuji will easily stay very hard and extra sweet until taken out of refrigeration the next spring or after. This is the apple we save for our family and employees to eat all winter.

  • Red Braeburn - October 15 to 31- Tart Hard Apple that keeps until January in the refrigerator. Good for Eating, and Baking. Will stay firm in baking.

 

These varieties and others are also available already picked at our farm market, including frozen apple slices and freshly made apple cider.

 

**Availability is dependent on the weather, so please call ahead to get a better idea on ripening times. Ripening dates

can vary as much as 2 weeks earlier or later from year to year.

 

Please come visit us in June for CHERRYTIME!!

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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