U-Pick Peaches

U-Pic Update:

Peach U-Pic is open now through September 12.  Open Saturday and Sunday Only.

Peach U-Pick

 

Peach U-Pick is from August 7- September 5

 

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.

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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