Big Black Sweet Cherries
& Red Sour Pie Cherries

Cherry U-Pick Hours: 10 am - 5pm
Days Open Vary please call for details

U-Pick Sweet Cherries are done for 2014

U-Pick Sour Pie Cherries are done for 2014

Call or Text Annette (the owner) for Details at

(269) 208-3591

U-Pick Cherry Address:

6299 Carmody Road Coloma MI 49038

E-mail fruitacres@iserv.net

Fruit Acres Farm Market at:

I-94 at Coloma Michigan Exit #39 Easy Off/Easy On

Farm Market Open June - October 30

Open Everyday 9am - 7pm

Farm Market Address:

3452 Friday Road Coloma MI 49038

Current Weather at Coloma, Michigan



 

A Note from Annette and Randy:

As of September 12, 2014 Every Saturday and Sunday through September you can pick sweet freestone peaches off the tree for $.99 per pound & Crisp Apples (except Honeycrisp $1.49 pound) you can pick off the tree for $.79 per pound. Available next Saturday & Sunday is Fayette peaches. Fayette peaches come off the pit easy, are Sweet & Juicy when they get soft, they are good for canning, Fayette Peachesfreezing, eating and baking. 9/20 & 9/21 we will have u-pick Autumnstar Peaches.

9/13 & 9/14 we have U-Pick Honeycrisp Apples for $1.49 per pound. Other U-Pick apples Gala & Ozark Gold (early golden delicous) Apples. I will not know until next Friday which of the apples will be ready to pick next weekend. I will list them on Facebook on Friday. You can buy Sweet Big Coralstar Peaches already picked at our farm market for $26.99 half bushel (without basket). Coralstar are great for Canning, freezing, eating and baking. There is about 25 pounds in a half bushel basket. We do give you a free bag for the peaches but if you want the basket it is an extra $3. You are welcome to bring your basket back from last year for you to use and take with you. If the peaches you buy are very hard, please just set them on the counter for 2-3 days until they are getting soft. Do not put them in a plastic or paper bag. Peach & Apple U-Pick is open ONLY Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm. The last hayride leaves for the orchard at 4:30. So you cannot go u-pic after 4:30. There is NO admission charge & we offer a FREE picnic area with playground & FREE hayrides to the orchard. We are NOT OPEN for U-Pick during the week. You can buy the peaches or apples already picked at our farm market everyday 9 to 7. We are 1 hour later than Chicago time.

At Fruit Acres Farm Market we are sellingsweet juicy freestone CoralstarOzark Gold Apples peaches now. Peaches already picked from our farm are $26.99 half bushel (about 25 pounds) plus $3 if you want the basket. Smaller amounts of peaches are also available. Next week we will have Star freestone (they come off the pit) Peaches. Now we also have cling (pit does not come out) Star 32 peaches. They are Delicious!!! But they do not come off the pit. 3 different kinds of Sweet Juicy Eating Plums from our farm ($4.99 quart). First of the season Sweet 100% Apple Cider ($3.99 half gallon). Apple season is finally starting with sweet Gala & Silken Apples & Early McIntosh Apples. Gala & Silken are great for eating, baking & applesauce. McIntosh is not good for baking because it is soft. This is all picked fresh from our own farm.

 

At Fruit Acres Farm Market we Local Bartlett Pears have Local sweet Peaches n Cream Sweet Corn (until about September 13), Last of the season Local Blueberries, Red Raspberries, We have lots of Local Red Ripe Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Local Grape, & Cherry Berry Tomatoes, Fresh Cauliflower, Big Cabbage, Brussell Sprouts, Fresh Green & Yellow Beans, New Potatoes (red & yukon), Zucchini, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Pickles, Beets, Turnips, & Acorn Squash. Peppers include Green, Red, Yellow, Orange & Purple Peppers, Jalapeno, Cherry Bomb, Anaheim, Poblano, Roasting, Sweet Snacking, Roasting, Finger Hots, Cayenne, Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers.This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.46 gallon.

Now for an update of the crops. Most varieties of Peaches, Plums and Apples have a good crop. We are excited about all the crops this year! We are very blessed to have as much fruit as we do this after the very very cold winter. There are many farms that are not as fortunate.

Turn Here when you see this sign!Fruit Acres Farm Market

U-PICK SWEET AND SOUR CHERRIES

To have a real farm experienceSour Pie Cherries come try our U-Pick Sweet Cherries. The trees are dwarf size trees so there are no ladders. You can pick right from the ground. But the Sweet Cherries are Big, Black and Delicious. All our Sweet Cherries trees are different kinds, so sample some of the cherries on the tree before picking, to make sure you like them. Please call ahead for details before you come, for exact dates and times.

Dwarf Cherry Trees compared to big old Cherry Tree

FRUIT ACRES FARMS

Big Black Sweet Cherries Fruit Acres Farms is the largest Black Sweet Cherry grower in Southwest Michigan as far as the amount of acres grown and the number of different varieties of Sweet Cherries.

We also hand pick Sour Pie Cherries on order. In 2013 the time for sour cherries is around July 8. To order call (269) 208-3591 or 468-5076. That is Annette's cell phone. You can also Text.

HIGH QUALITY BLACK SWEET CHERRIES

Before we hand pick anyBig Sweet Juicy Sweet Cherries Black Sweet cherry it must be at the peak of maturity. Our Black Sweet Cherries are the sweetest, juiciest and most flavorful Sweet Cherries we can grow. Fruit Acres Farms hand picks all our Black Sweet Cherries for direct sales to wholesale and farm market customers. After harvesting the Sweet Cherries we wash and sort them to make the best product for our customers.

FRUIT ACRES FARM MARKET

Big Black Sweet CherryAvailable at Fruit Acres Farm Market is an limited supply of Sweet Juicy Black Sweet Cherries for 3 weeks a year. Sweet Cherries are offered in pints, quarts, 10 and 20 pound boxes.

How does a Cherry Grow?

Cherry Blossom being pollinated by a Honey BeeAfter the Cherry is pollinated by the bee during blossomtime it just keeps growing out of the blossom. The Cherry grows with a green color for 6 weeks until the Cherry starts to turn dark red for 2 weeks and the cherry is fully ripe.

Green Cherries growing out of the BlossomLittle Green Cherries

Final Product!  Ripe Black Sweet Cherries

Sweet Cherry Recipes

Sour Cherry Recipes from Cherry Marketing Institute

COME PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES IN 2014

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