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 is over for 2013 Sorry!

Sour Pie Cherries U-Pick is over for 2013 Sorry!

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

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

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

Directions to Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick Cherry Orchard

Current Weather at Coloma, Michigan



 

A Note from Annette and Randy:

As of November 4, 2013 The season at Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick is over for 2013. Thank you very very much for a great season. I love all my great customers and great people I work with. Have a great winter. Please like Fruit Acres on Facebook for the latest updates on Fruit Acres

Beautiful Fall Colors at FruitAcres Farms U-Pick

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will re-open in June 2013 with Fresh Local Strawberries. Right now Fruit Acres Farms has a adequate amount of rain and temperatures to produce a wonderful crop of fruit for 2014. We will let you know if anything changes in the winter or spring.

What do Annette & Randy do during the winter? Annette does paperwork, taxes, and computer work to catch up from the last several months. Randy and his helpers fix all the equipment that broke during the season, clean up the farm for the winter rest, figure out what we are planting in the spring, and in December will start trimming apple and cherry trees. We both attend farmer conventions during the winter, in December we will be at Grand Rapids, Michigan for the Great Lakes Expo. We do have plans for vacation in Roatan Honduras to go Scuba Diving . We look forward to a very relaxing winter.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.33 gallon.

Randy in Colorado at a farmer convention in 2004

Beautiful Michigan Winter

 

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).

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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