Fruit Acres
Farm Market & U-Pick
 

U-PICK Big Black Sweet Cherries
& Red Sour Pie Cherries

Cherry U-Pick Hours: 10 am - 5pm You must be there before 4:30 to get into the orchard to pick
Days Open Vary please call for details

Sweet Cherries U-Pick are done for 2014

Sour Pie Cherries are done for 2014

Call or Text Annette (the owner) at (269) 208-3591

Cherry U-Pick Address:

6299 Carmody Road Coloma MI 49038

Farm Market Address:

3452 Friday Rd Coloma MI 49038

E-mail fruitacres@iserv.net

Fruit Acres Farm Market at:

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

Market Hours: June - October 30

Farm Market Open Everyday 9am - 7pm

Questions? (269) 208-3591

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

Please check Harvest Times page for ripening schedule

Peach U-Pick

Apple and Pumpkin U-Pick

U-Pick Sweet and Sour CherriesSweet Juicy Black Sweet Cherries

Fruit Acres Farms is the largest Black Sweet Cherry grower in Southwest Michigan for the amount of acres, and different varieties grown. Most of the varieties are Big, Sweet, Delicious, Juicy, Black Sweet Cherries but we also have all Gold color Sweet Cherries and Pink color Sweet Cherries (including Ranier). 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.

Sweet Cherry Recipes

 

Sour Pie Cherries Tart Sour Cherries are also available for U-Pick. Sour Cherries can be used for making Cherry Pies, or other baking, Dried Cherries and Cherry Juice that is great for arthritis, gout and help fight against Cancer and Heart Disease.

Sour Cherry Recipes from Cherry Marketing Institute

Dwarf Sweet Cherry Trees

Family picking on Dwarf Sweet Cherry TreesWe grow over a thousand dwarf Sweet Cherry trees. The fruit taste and look just like the bigger trees, but the dwarf trees are easier to pick because the trees are much smaller. You do not need ladders, all the trees can be picked from the ground. Next to the dwarf trees are huge old Sweet Cherry trees. Some of these trees are over 60 years old.

I am very sorry but we do not have the Free Hayride and Playground until peach season in Late July. We do have the large tent set up for a free picnic area.

More details on Fruit Acres Sweet and Sour Cherries

 

CHEMICAL USE PRACTICES

  • We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which means we only spray for Pheremones on Peach Tree in Bloom insects according to their life cycle and if that insect has been spotted by scouting orchards every few days.
  • We use pheremones when possible to eliminate or greatly reduce the use of chemicals for certain insects such as Oriental Fruit Moth, Codling Moth and Peach tree Borer. We participate in studies with Michigan State University for peach and apple to reduce chemical use as low as possible depending on the weather conditions that particular year.
  • Michigan unfortunately has too much natural insect pressure to farm organically on a commercial scale. Organic growers do still spray their orchards with many of the same chemicals we do. The western states with their dry desert weather conditions are better suited for that possibility. If we could save alot of money and time by not spraying and grow a sellable fruit we definately would.
  • We do not grow genetically altered fruit trees. The new Stellar peach varieties are hand cross-pollinated on a mother tree to get the new varieties the same way breeders have been doing it for hundreds of years. There is no genetic manipulation in a laboratory.

PLEASE COME VISIT US NEXT JULY FOR CHERRIES!!

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