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.
Peach U-Pic Update:
Peach U-Pic will be open July 29 through September 17. Open Saturday and Sunday Only. Mother nature changes every season, so the dates may change. Every variety of Peaches will only be available for 1 or 2 weekends. No Admission Charge. We give you a free Tractor pulled Hayride to the orchard where you pick the fruit yourself off the tree. There is also a free Playground & Covered Picnic Area.
Peach U-Pick is from around August 12- September 17
U-Pick SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY
U-Pick Hours: 10am-5pm (Open 9 to 5 Chicago Time)
*You must be here before 4:30pm (3:30pm Chicago time) to get into the orchard to pick
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 at U-Pick takes you 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.
U-Pick Sweet Peaches
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. There is also a Free Playground with Covered Picnic Area. We sell Cold Water and Pop, but we do not sell food. You can bring your own food.
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 & REDSTAR - August 7 - 20 - These superior firm flesh peaches are 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 & Redstar have 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 peaches 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 & LATE STAR PEACHES - September 15 - 30 - These varieties are like 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.
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.