Fruit Acres
Farm Market & U-Pick
 

U-PICK Peaches

U-Pick Peach is starting August 1through August & September on Saturday & Sunday Only from 10am to 4:30pm

Peach & Apple U-Pick Address:

2789 Friday Road Coloma MI 49038

Fruit Acres Farm Market:
I-94 at Coloma Exit #39
Easy Off/Easy On

Farm Market Hours:
Open Everyday 9am - 7pm
June through October

Farm Market Address: 3452 Friday Road Coloma MI

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

E-mail fruitacres@iserv.net

Current Weather at Coloma, Michigan



Apple and Pumpkin U-Pick

Sweet and Sour Cherry U-Pick

Ripening Dates for this year

A Note from Annette and Randy:

As of July 23, 2015 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. Apricots are only here for about 2 weeks, so get those sweet little gems while you can. On order we have #2 ugly or ripe 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 Sweet Local Bluecrop Blueberries10 pound box $24.99, $2.99 pint, & $5.99 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. This is the peak of the season for Blueberries.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is now selling Sweet Earlystar Peaches, & 2 kindsOur Own Sweet EarlyGold Plums of sweet eating plums, both fresh from our own farm. Earlystar Peaches are very sweet and juicy but do not come off the pit and so are meant just for eating, not canning. We have Local sweet Peaches n Cream Sweet Corn from our regular corn grower that is sweet & delicious.Sweet Indiana Cantaloupe, Local 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.

Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick is startingSweet Earlystar Peaches at farm market NOW! August 1 and every weekend in August and September 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 1& 2 we are picking Risingstar Peaches. We hope to upick Red Haven peaches (maybe some Baby Gold type Cling Peaches too) on August 8 & 9 or August 15 & 16. Please check back closer to the date. Risingstar Peaches are a good early eating peach BUT if you want great sweet juicy big peaches that come off the pit, you will want to wait until August 22-September 6for 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.

 

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 Friday.

Gas in Michigan is currently $2.45 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

U-PICK SWEET PEACHES

  • Sweet Earlystar PeachFruit Acres Farms specialty is Farm Fresh, Tree-ripened, Sweet, Juicy, Delicious Peaches. Wouldn't it be great for your family to discover the experience of picking the perfect peach off the tree with the juice dripping down your arm?
  • Early Peaches start approximately August 1-10, they are very sweet and taste so great for the first of the season, but these peaches do not keep as long or come off the pit completely some years.
  • For the Best Quality, Freestone peaches (they come off the pit completely) that you can eat, can, bake or freeze, Peach U-Pick time will be approximately August 20 -September 10.Sweet Risingstar Peach
  • Baby Gold type cling peaches are available August 10-20
  • U-Pick Super Sweet White flesh peaches are available August 20-31.
  • Peaches can be picked from the ground so NO LADDERS needed!
  • Check the peach page for varieties grown.

FREE PLAYGROUND AND PICNIC AREA

In August, September and October everyone parks in a central parking area with a FREE Picnic Area and Playground, just 1 mile south on Friday Road from I-94 and Fruit Acres Farm Market.

Happy kids playing on Playground SlideHappy kids playing on Playground

 

 

 

 

Families having lunch in the picnic tent

FREE WAGON RIDES

Free Hayride

Then everyone takes a FREE wagon ride to the U-Pick orchard. Cars are not allowed to drive to the orchard.

Peach  and Apple Pickers getting off Hayride at checkout

 How do I eat this?Sweet girl  discovering  peach picking Even  cute little dogs are welcome!

Everyone loves Peaches!!!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING FRUIT ACRES IN 2015!

PLEASE COME BACK IN 2016!!!

Fresh Peach Recipes

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Farm Fresh to You Peach Recipes

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CHEMICAL USE PRACTICES

  • We use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which means we only spray for insects according to their life cycle and if that insect has been spotted by scouting orchards every few days.
  • We use pheromone 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. The western states with their dry desert weather conditions are better suited for that possibility. If we could save a lot of money and time by not spraying and grow a sellable fruit we definitely would.
  • We do not grow genetically altered peach 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 CHERRYTIME!!

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