U-Pick Peaches

U-Pic Update:

Peach U-Pic will be starting August 7, 2021. Open Saturday and Sunday Only.

Peach U-Pick

 

Peach U-Pick is usually the whole month of August

 

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 Eastern 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.
Make a day of it by enjoying our Free Picnic Area and Playground.
 

U-Pick Sweet Peaches U-Pick Peach starts August 7, 2021

We specialize in tree-ripened, fresh, sweet, juicy peaches and we invite you and your family to create some family memories of picking that perfect peach off the tree and experiencing the delight of that first bite with juice dripping down your face and arm! Enjoy the beauty of our farm as we drive you to the ripest peaches on our free hayrides. Peach trees can be picked easily from the ground, so no ladders are needed.

 

Peach Varieties available for U-Pick:

  • RED HAVEN - August 7 - 14 - This variety was released in the 1950's in South Haven, Michigan at the Michigan State Peach Breeding Program. It was the best variety for the time but the newer varieties are very much improved in flesh quality and flavor. Red Haven is still the most planted peach in Michigan because of customer recognition. It is a semi-cling peach, meaning the pit does stick to the flesh if not completely ripe on most years, which can make canning more difficult.

  • STARFIRE - August 7 - 20 - A superior firm flesh peach that is great for fresh eating, canning, freezing and baking. The beautiful 80% red skin peach stores well in the refrigerator so you can be eating fresh peaches for 2 weeks if you wish. Starfire has a great, sweet peach flavor and is a true freestone (it does come off the pit). The size is large (2 1/2" to 2 3/4"). The first great overall peach of the season.

  • Coralstar August 14-21 - A extra large, very sweet peach that is really beautiful and good to eat. Coralstar are larger than most other peaches we grow. But they are still great for Eating, Canning, Freezing and Baking. They come off the pit very easy.

  • ALLSTAR - August 20 - 31 - A very attractive and superior quality new variety peach. Great flavor, firm flesh, completely freestone, and stores well in the refrigerator. Excellent for canning, freezing, baking or just eating. Does not brown when cut. Allstar has 80% red skin on a large peach (2 1/2" to 2 3/4").

  • BLUSHINGSTAR (White Flesh Peach) - August 25 - September 10 - This is a WHITE flesh peach with many of the superb qualities of a yellow flesh peach. Do not compare this to any other white peach you have ever tried before. The 80% dark pinkish red skin over a light pink and white background is just beautiful. The size is large at 2 1/2" to 3". The flesh is very firm, completely different from the soft, older white flesh varieties. Blushingstar can be prepared like a yellow peach as far as freezing and eating. But when used for baking, it has a very sugary flavor, so experiment yourself. Great flavor and an aroma you will be smelling all the way home. Completely freestone.

  • SWEETSTAR - August 20-30 - This is Annette's Favorite Peach and what I freeze every year. Sweetstar is the latest in our Peach Breeding Stellar Series and I think it is the best one we developed. It is the sweetest peach we grow, but is also large and beautiful with red outside, with great firm flesh that is great for Canning, Freezing, Baking and especially EATING!

  • CLING (Baby Gold Type) - All of August - We have several types of Cling peaches available. Cling means the peach does not come off the pit, so you have to cut it off. Many customers love these peaches because they have a firmer and more rubbery fruit than many freestone peaches, making them great for canning.

  • GLOWINGSTAR - September 1 - 10 - This variety is very large at 2 3/4" to 3 1/2" with 60% dark red skin and bright yellow background. Glowingstar has very firm flesh, freestone, very good flavor and stores well in the refrigerator. It is a beautiful peach that does not turn brown when cut.

  • STAR 86 - September 5-10 - This is also a new peach variety from our Stellar Peach Series. It is in the process of being named. 86 is a very good peach for the season. It is large, sweet flavor, beautiful red color and a good peach for Canning, Freezing, Baking and Eating.

  • AUTUMNSTAR - September 15 - 30 - This variety is a very improved Fayette. The large peach (2 3/4" to 3 1/4") has 60% red skin color and a great flavor for anytime of the year, but especially for this late season. This peach has firm flesh and stores well, so you can still be eating fresh peaches even after peach season has ended.

 

These varieties and more are also available already picked at our farm market, including other delicious Stellar peach varieties.

 

**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 September & October for APPLE U-Pick!!

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).

I am starting a Email Newsletter soon, so if you want the most up to date information sent to your email, please sign up for the newsletter. This is the most reliable way of making sure the information is delivered to you every week. But now I am trying to learn how to design and start it. It is alot more complicated than I thought it would be. I am sorry but I am having problems getting this going, Technology does not like me.