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

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 July 15, 2014 Fruit Acres Black Sweet Cherries already picked.Sweet and Sour U-Pick is done for this year!!! Sweet Cherries are a very delicate crop and that is why we all love them so much. We have Michigan Black Sweet Cherries already picked at our Farm Market by I-94, for $2.99 pint (about 1 lb),$5.99 quart (about 2 lb) or 10 lbs for $28.99.

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.

Fruit Acres 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 $49.99 20 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 next U-Pick starts Saturday 7/26 with Sweet Brightstar Peaches and Sweet Nectarines. I do not know the price yet, sorry. We will have U-Pick Sweet Peaches every weekend 10am to 5pm through September. We have different varieties every weekend for picking.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is open with Sweet Local Bluecrop Blueberries 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.

We also have Local Red Raspberries $4.99 pint). Black Raspberries ($4.99 pint). Black raspberries are going to be done any day now so get them while you can. Delicous Local Peaches & Cream Sweet Corn $.49 ear. 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.

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.

Gas in Michigan is $3.48 per gallon

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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