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 October 18, 2014, The Fall Colors are very beautiful in SoutSweet Crisp Fuji Apples on the tree ready to be picked by you.hwest Michigan right now. They are at their Peak Colors (according to me). Every Saturday and Sunday we have U-Pick Apples from 10am to 4:30pm. We now have U-Pick Sweet Fuji & Tart Braeburn Apples October 18 & 19 & 25 & 26. That will be the last day for U-Pick and the farm market. U-Pick Apples are $.79 per pound. For Saturday 10/18& Sunday 10/19 we do have U-Pick Sweet Golden Delicous Apples (good for anything) & Red Delicious Apples (good for eating only). This is the last weekend for u-pick Golden & Red Delicious. There is about 25 pounds in a half bushel basket. We do give you a free bag for the U-Pick peaches & apples 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. 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.

Sweet Honeycrisp ApplesApple season is in full swing now with Sweet Crisp Honeycrisp Apples. That is still the favorite apple of the year. Honeycrisp is good for eating, baking, applesauce & anything you want for $22.99 half bushel. We will be running out of Honeycrisp Apples around Wednesday October 22. Call ahead to make sure we still have them.

We are having a FALL APPLE SALE!! The more half bushels of Apples you buy, the more you save. 1 half bushel is $16.99 each. 2 or 3 half bushels of apples are $12.99 each with a savings of $4 each. 4 or more half bushels are $10.99 eachTart Crisp Braeburn  Apples ready to picked off the tree! with a savings of $6 each. We have 9 different kinds of apples on sale. This week we have added Super Sweet Late Fuji Apples, Tart Very Firm Braeburn & Sweet Cameo Apples. We also have Very Sweet Swiss Gourmet, Very Sweet Snow Sweet, Sweet Gala Apples, Sweet Golden Delicious, Mild Red Delicious, Sweet/Tart Jon-a-gold Apples, & Tart Empire Apples. They are great for everything including eating, & baking (except Red Delicious). These Apples are picked fresh from our own farm. Sweet Late Fuji Apples are the best for keeping and &eating all winter. That is what Annette (and the whole farm) loves to eat & bake. As long as you keep the Fuji apples cool but not frozen, they can last into spring. The other kinds of Apples (except Honeycrisp) will keep in a cool place until around Christmas.

Improved StanlSweet Golden Delicious Apples to pick off the tree or buy already picked at the farm marketey plums are just like Stanley plums you have known, but these are newer improved varieties. They come off the pit very easy, sweeter and more juicy than Stanley Plums but are slightly smaller. These plums still can be used all the same ways for canning, liquor, drying or just eating. $7.99 basket or larger quantities are available. All the plums are grown on our own farm.

We have the best sweetest apple cider of the season this week. Sweet 100% Apple Cider ($3.99 half gallon or $6.99 gallon). We have our own blend of Sweet Apple Cider with no sugar added. We use all our own Apples & it does have Honeycrisp Apples in it (along with other kinds of sweet Apples). Try a free sample.

Sweet Local Blue Concord Grapes are almost done. We have them for $2.99 quart box. Concord grapes are great for eating but DO have Seeds.

At the Farm Market we have the last of Local (not red ripe) Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Local Grape tomatoes, Fresh Cauliflower, Cabbage, New Potatoes (red & yukon) & Beets. Acorn, Spagetti, Buttercup, Sweet Potato & Butternut Fall Hard Squash. Peppers include Green, Yellow, Orange & Purple Peppers, Jalapeno, Cherry Bomb, Anaheim, Poblano, Roasting, Sweet Snacking, Finger Hots, Cayenne, Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers.This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

Beautiful Pumpkins for carving or decoratingFor Fall decorating we have beautiful local Mums with lots of buds waiting to come out in their glory,3 for $13.99. These are mums that were grown in a field instead of a greenhouse, so they are more likely to come back next year. Before winter hits, put straw or leaves over the mums to give them some insulation so they can make it through the winter. This doesn't always work, but it will increase your chances. Great large Pumpkins finally have arrived for you to look over and take home. If you want small Pie Pumpkins for inside or outside we have them for $.99 each. Beautiful Indian Corn $.79 per ear is scattered all around the farm market. Really cool gourds (for decoration) 2 for $.89 are in too.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.19 gallon.

Beautiful Fall Colors just starting in Michigan now

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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