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.
A Message from Annette and Randy on October 4, 2023
Apple U-Pick Update: On Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8 you can pick Apples off the tree yourself for $.99 per pound. No Admission Charge. You can pick Snowsweet, Cameo, Red & Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Late Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Cortland, Empire, Jonathon, Early Fuji, McIntosh, Experimental, & Early Golden Delicious Apples off the tree. We never have Honeycrisp Apples for U-Pic, but you can buy them already picked at the Farm Market. Apple upic will continue until October 22 every weekend. U-Pick is open 10 am to 4:30 pm Michigan time (9 to 3:30 Illinois Time). U-Pick Address is 2789 Friday road, Coloma, MI 49038. There are about 22 pounds of Apples in a full half bushel basket. Your family takes a tractor driven Wagon Ride to the orchard that you pick the delicious Apples. We give you a half bushel basket with a plastic liner in it to pick in. You have to buy ALL the fruit you pick, you cannot just buy part of what you pick, and return the rest. When you pay for the fruit you take with you, you can buy the basket for $5 or just lift the bag out with the fruit in it and take it with you that way. Or you can bring your own basket to pick in and take with you. You can bring food and have a picnic under the Free covered picnic area and Playground. There are no grills for you to use. But you can bring your own grill to use. Apple U-Pick will be through October 22. Apple U-Pick Address is 2789 Friday road, Coloma, MI 49038. U-Pick is only on Saturday and Sunday, not during the week.
Fruit Acres Farm Market is open Everyday from 9am to 7pm. Farm Market Address is 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI. Already Picked, From Our Own Farm, we have Sweet Honeycrisp Apples ($19.99 half bushel), JonaGold, Red Delicious, Empire, Swiss Gourmet, Early Fuji, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Gala, Early Golden Delicious & McIntosh Apples ($19.99 half bushel), & Bartlett Pears ($25.99 half bushel) . Try a free sample of all apples, grapes and pears. Our Apple Cider is made fresh each week with our own apple blend (including Honeycrisp), 100% apples, no added sugar or syrup, $5.99 half gallon, $8.99 gallon. We now have Local Cauliflower (white & purple), Chestnuts, Concord Grapes, Beautiful Hardy Mums ($8.99ea 3 for $24.99), Pie Pumpkins, Gourds, Large Pumpkins, Large Tomatoes ($1.99 lb), Grape, Roma, Green & Yellow Tomatoes, Green Beans, Brocolli, Large Green, Red & Yellow Bell, Jalapeno, Shishito, Fresno, Poblano, Anaheim, Cherry Bell, Hot Banana, Yum Yum, Mini Bell Peppers, Yukon Gold New Potatoes, Beets, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Zuchini, Yellow Squash, Fall Squash ($.99 lb). Local Brussel Sprouts and Huge Cabbage is here this weekend! That is all from Local Farms (within 20 miles). There are no more Sour Tart Cherries (except Frozen) for sale. Sorry, no more Peaches, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Watermelon or Asian Pears for this year.
We have a large assortment of Jam & Salsa & Salad Dressing & Apple Butters. We accept Cash or Credit/Debit Cards at Farm Market or U-Pick. Farm Market is open everyday 9am to 7pm (even holidays). Farm Market address is 3452 Friday Road, Coloma, MI 49038. I-94 at Coloma exit #39, Market is just south of highway. Our last day open for this season is October 22, 2023.
Fruit Acres Farms On Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8 you can pick Apples off the tree yourself for $.99 per pound. No Admission Charge. Snowsweet, Cameo, Red & Old Fashioned Golden Delicious, JonaGold, Late Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Early Fuji, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathon, Experimental & Early Golden Delicious Apples that you can pick from the trees from 10am to 4:30pm Michigan time (9 to 3:30 Illinois time) . U-Pic Address 2789 Friday rd, Coloma, MI. You will be able to pick Apples off the tree every weekend until October 22.
Farm Market is Open everyday 9am-7pm. Market address is 3452 Friday Rd, Coloma, Michigan. 11 different Apples (including Honeycrisp), Sweet Apple Cider, Bartlett Pears. all from our farm are now for sale. Also Local Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Beautiful Mums & more Vegetables from Local Farms. More details below. Sorry but there are no more Peaches this year.