U-Pick Peaches

U-Pic Update:

There is NO Peach U-Pick on our farm now because of Covid.

Peach U-Pick

For 2020 There is NO Peach U-Pic but you can buy Peaches

from our farm at our farm market off I-94 at Exit 39

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

U-Pick Sweet Peaches There is no U-Pick Peach in 2020

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 4 - 20 - 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 new 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.

  • 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").

  • SUNCREST - August 24 - 31 - This is an older variety which used to be my favorite peach before the new Stellar varieties were developed. Suncrest is a very attractive peach with 90% dark red skin color and good peach flavor. The flesh is firm but not as firm as the new varieties. It is good for canning, freezing, and eating.

  • BLUSHINGSTAR (White Flesh Peach) - August 25 - September 10 - This is a new variety 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.

  • 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 new 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.

  • AUTUMNSTAR - September 15 - 30 - This new 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 dozens of others 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 HARVEST!!

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.