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 but we have plenty already picked at the same price.

Sour Pie Cherries are done for 2014

Black Sweet Cherries from our farm can be bought already picked at our farm market at I-94 Exit #39 Starting in Late June

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

Cherry U-Pick 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

Market Hours: June - October 30

Farm Market Open Everyday 9am - 7pm

Phone (269) 468-5076

Current Weather at Coloma, Michigan



 

A Note from Annette and Randy:

As of July 27, 2014 Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick now is open everyBrightstar Peaches to Pick off the tree yourself weekend with U-Pick Peaches. Peach U-Pick is open 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. We are 1 hour later than Chicago time. The peaches are $.99 per pound. On August 2 & 3 we are picking Brightstar Peaches. We hope to upick Red Haven peaches (maybe some Baby Gold type Cling Peaches too) on August 9 & 10. Please check back closer to the date. Brightstar Peaches are a good early eating peach BUT if you want great sweet juicy big peaches, you will want to wait until August 9-30 for the best all around peaches. We pick a different variety of peach every week. 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. We will have u-pick peaches every weekend now through September. Peaches are ripening very slowly this year because of all the cool weather we have been having. 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.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is now Sweet Juicy Apricots from our own farmselling Sweet Juicy Delicous Apricots, fresh from our farm. They are $5.99 quart, $2.99 pound or $24.99 for a 10 pound box. They are so sweet and good this year. On order we have #2 ugly apricots. They have skin defects on them but they are not rotten. That is what I recommend if you are making jam or cutting them up for your project. They are $20 for a 20 pound box. Sorry there is no u-pick for Apricots.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is open with Our Own Sweet EarlyGold Plums Sweet Local Bluecrop Blueberries10 pound box $22.99, $2.99 pint, & $4.99 quart. Bluecrop Blueberries are the best kind for flavor, and overall the best kind of Blueberry. We will have Bluecrop Blueberries for about 2 more weeks.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is now selling Sweet Earlystar Peaches, & 2 sweet eating plums, both fresh from our own farm. We have Local sweet Peaches n Cream Sweet Corn from our regular corn grower that is sweet & delicious. First of the season Sweet Local Cantaloupe, Jalapeno Peppers & Hot Banana Peppers. Local Red Ripe Tomatoes (when available), Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Green & Yellow Beans, Michigan Lettuce, Green Pepers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers, Pickles, Beets, Turnips, & Herb Plants. This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

Fresh Sour (Tart) Pie Cherries are done for this year. We do always have frozen pitted Sour Pie Cherries (no added sugar) that are individually frozen. So you can pour some out to use and reseal the bag. 2 1/2 pound bags for $8.99. On order I can get a 30 pound box of non sugar sour cherries for $50. I need 2 days notice and I can only get them Monday - Friday.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.45 gallon.

Now for an update of the crops. Most varieties of Peaches, Plums and Apples all 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.

Fruit Acres Farm Market has been in the same location since 1963 & owned by the same family. For those that have never visited us before, we are the old fashioned open air Farm Market. My goal is to supply you a large assortment of the best tasting local produce I can get. We sell a large assortment of Fruits and Vegetables, alot of jams, jellies, fruit salsa, honey & Apple Cider (we make from our own apples) in the fall. Across the road is a converted gas station that sells some fruits and vegetables, but also sells alot of other stuff too. That is not Fruit Acres. Please visit the original (the oldest) Farm Market in the area.

 

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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