U-Pick Apples

U-Pic Update:

Our U-Pick Apples start September 5 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:

  • 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.

U-Pick Apples Address: 2789 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI. Open Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4:30pm Eastern time

A Note from Annette and Randy: Saturday, September 18, 2021

 

For Fruit Acres Farms U-Pic Apples. This Saturday September 18 & Sunday September 19 you can pick apples off the tree yourself.  Open 10am-4:30pm (eastern time) on Saturday and Sunday only. U-Pic Address is 2789 Friday rd, Coloma, MI 49038.

U-Pic Apples are $.99 per pound. This weekend we have tart/sweet Silken Apples, Tart Empire, Mild Cortland, Sweet Blondee, Sweet Early Fuji and Sweet Gala Apples. We will have u-pic Apples you can pick off the tree every Saturday and Sunday now until October 17.

At the U-Pic we have a Free Playground, and Picnic Area that is covered this weekend. Feel free to bring your own food, we only sell water and pop.

Apple U-Pick address is 2789 Friday Road Coloma, MI 49038.

At our Farm Market already picked,  Fresh From Our Farm We have AutumnStar Peaches ($36.99 half bushel about 25 pounds). We will only have Peaches for a day or two. Come Sunday to get them. They are  good for canning, freezing, baking and eating AND come off the pit. The prices for Peaches are half bushels (about 25 pounds) $36.99 ($4 for baskets), pecks $18.99 peck (about 12 pounds) and $9.99 4 quart basket not included (baskets $4 extra). Honeycrisp Apples are ready! $26.99 half bushel (over 22 pounds) or smaller amounts. Other Apples we have are Mild McIntosh, Sweet Gala, Sweet Swiss gourmet and Sweet Blondee Apples ($16.99 half bushel) and Sweet Delicious Eating Plums ($6.99 quart). McIntosh are good for Eating and making Applesauce. Gala, Swiss Gourmet and Blondee Apples are good for eating, baking, and applesauce.  Also from our Farm is Sweet Asian Pears ($2.49 lb or $9.99 4 quart basket). We are making 100% Apple Cider with no sugar, made with our own apples. It is sweet and Delicious. Try a free sample. This is all from our own farm.

Local Sweet Corn is only here for a few more days. We have Delicious Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn from our regular local grower for $.59 ear or 6 ears for $2.99.

Other Local Fruit to buy already picked is Sweet Concord and Niagara Local Grapes with Seeds ($2.99 box) or $25 half bushel box. Also Sweet Ripe Bartlett Pears,  Sweet  Seedless Red Watermelon ($3.99ea), Yellow Watermelon ($3.99 when available). We are done with Local Cantaloupe, sorry.

We still have lots of Local Vegetables!! Things will start disappearing very soon for the season.

Local Peppers Green Bell ($.99ea or 3/$1.99), Red Bell, Orange Bell Peppers($.99 ea). Peppers for $1.99 pound are Cayenne, Jalapeno, Melrose, Shishito, Cherry Bomb, Mini Bell, Yum Yum, Poblano, Cubanelle, Serrano, Gypsy, Hot Banana, Anaheim, Fresno, Italian Roasting Peppers.

Local Tomatoes are Red Vine Ripe Tomatoes ($1.99 lb), Roma ($1.99 lb), Cherry ($2.99 pint), Grape ($2.99 pint), Salad small Tomatoes ($3.99 quart), Yellow Low Acid Tomatoes ($2.99 lb), Green Frying Tomatoes ($1.99 lb), and Tomatillos $1.99 lb.

More Local Vegetables are Yukon and Red New Potatoes ($1.99 lb), Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti Fall Squash, Green and Yellow Beans ($1.99 lb), Brocolli, Cabbage, Beets ($1.59 lb), Cucumbers ($.69 ea 2/$1), Pickles $1.59 lb (when available), Cauliflower heads ($2.99 ea, Weekends only). Squash we carry is Zuchini $1.59 lb), Yellow ($1.59 lb), Green Patty Pan ($1.99 lb), and Globe Squash ($1.99 lb).

Eggplant we carry is Regular Fancy, and Chinese Skinny Eggplant all for $1.99 pound.

For Local Beauty, Mums are here now! Mums are $8.99 ea or 3 for $24.99. New today is Local Pie Pumpkins $1.99 each.

Take and Bake Pies are here! They are $14.99 and only take 1 hour to bake, you bake them frozen.  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 at the farm market everyday 9 to 7 eastern time.

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. I cannot get the larger boxes that were cheaper any more this year. This is the only sizes we can get now.

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