U-Pick Apples

U-Pic Update:

There is NO U-Pic  at our farm now. Our Apple U-Pick (You can pick off the trees yourself) Starts September 12.

 
Apple U-Pick
Closed for 2020 Sorry
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:

  • PRISTINE - July 25 to August 25 - A high quality apple for the very early season. This golden colored apple is squatty in shape with crisp firm flesh and sweet flavor. It stores in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. You can even bake with it and it will keep the shape of the slices, but many customers think it makes the best applesauce.

  • Early Gold

  • Dandee Red

  • Sunrise

  • PAULA RED - August 15 to 31 - A tart summer apple with firm flesh for fresh eating, applesauce or baking. Slices do cook down when baking. This dark red apple has a squatty shape and stores for 2 weeks.

  • JON-A-MAC - August 25 to September 15 - An older variety that is a cross between Jonathan and Macintosh. Apple is dark red and looks squatty like a Macintosh. Apple is medium size, tart flavor, firm flesh, crisp with high quality. Good for eating, applesauce or baking but slices cook down a little. Stores for 4 weeks in your refrigerator.

  • 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.

 

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 July for CHERRYTIME!!

Welcome to Fruit Acres

A Note from Annette and Randy: Friday October 23, 2020

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE FOR AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF!! Even if the item was on sale, now it is 25% OFF the sale price. Look below to see all the GREAT SALES WE HAVE NOW.

Our last day open is this Sunday, October 25 from 9 to 7.

There is lots of Great Local Stuff now at Fruit Acres Farm Market in Coloma, MI. The farm market is located at 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI, Open 9 to 7 everyday. All Fruits and Vegetables now at my market are FRESH FROM OUR FARM OR FROM LOCAL FARMS. (Except avocados, lemon, limes. )

Jam, Salsa, Dressings, were on sale at 25% off for $5.99 each but are now on sale for $4.49 each. Honey was 25% off but now 25% off of the sale price. Gala and Early Fuji Apples were on sale for $9.99 half bushel (about 22-25 pounds) but are now $7.49 half bushel. Mums were on sale for $6.99 each but now $5.24 each, 3 for $14.24. Local Tomatoes were on sale for $.99 pound but are now $.74 pound, 25 pound box was $15 but now $11.25 for whole box. Take and Bake Frozen Pies left are Very Berry, Apple and No Sugar Cherry Pies.

We are selling Apples, Apples and More Apples. We have Local  Honeycrisp Apples. They are $26.99 half bushel (about 22 pounds), $16.99 peck box, $8.99 4 quart basket or $1.99 pound.

Please ask for a free sample of any Apple, so you can try them. We can't put out a free sample basket because of Covid, but if you ask for a sample (of anything), we can let you have a whole Apple to try. There is a sink nearby to wash the fruit before you eat.

Other Apples we have at the market now are Braeburn ($16.99 half bushel), Jon-a-Gold ($16.99 half bushel), Cameo ($16.99 half bushel), Old Fashioned Golden Delicious ($16.99 half bushel), Late Fuji ($26.99 half bushel). A half bushel of Apples weighs between 22 and 25 pounds each. All are available for peck boxes, 4 quart basket, or by the pound. Our last day open for the year will be Sunday October 25.

 Our Apple Cider is made from our own apples in a blend of several different kinds including Honeycrisp. It is made from 100% apple juice, NO Added Sugar, No Preservatives (so you can make hard cider out of it). To freeze cider for the winter, you must pour out a little (about 1/2 to 1 cup), reseal the lid and put in the freezer. The reason you take some out is so it does not expand when freezing and make a huge sugary mess in your freezer. It is still delicious after being frozen. I freeze several half gallons myself for drinking at holidays, and giving as Christmas presents. We are closing for the year Sunday October 25.

 

Local Fresh Brussel Sprouts on the stalk ($2.99 ea) and Cabbage ($2.99 head), Beautiful Brocolli ($1.99 pound)

Local Peppers are here. We have Large Green Peppers for $.99 each.

Local Yellow Squash, New Yukon small Potatoes,   Brocolli. For Fall Eating or Decoration, Butternut, Acorn, Buttercup, Sweet Potato, Delcata, and Spaghetti fall squash ($.99 pound). Also Pie Pumpkins ($2.49 each), Decorative Gourds ($.69 each, 3/$1.99),  BIG Carving Pumpkins ($6.99 each).

Lots of Local Raw or Regular Honey, and  The Take and Bake Fruit Pies taste almost as good as Homemade (nothing is as good as Grandmas) for $14.99 each.

 

Covid-19 Update

We are a open air Farm Market with air flowing from all 4 sides of our market. That means we are outside. According to Michigan Governor Greatchen Witmer Executive order #2020-110 on June 1, "Any individual who leaves his place of residence must: Wear a face covering over his/her nose and mouth when in any ENLCOSED PUBLIC SPACE".  Our Farm Market is not enclosed AND we have plenty of room for Social Distancing, so we and you as a customer are not required to wear a mask. But Please stay 6 feet apart when in checkout line.