Fruit Acres
Farm Market & U-Pick
 

U-PICK Peaches

U-Pick Peach is on now through September Saturday & Sunday Only

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 August 25, 2014 Fruit Acres Farm Market & U-Pick is done with Red Haven Peaches for this year. This weekend 8/30 & 8/31 & 9/1 (Labor Day) you can pick sweet peaches off the tree on Saturday & Sunday & Labor Day 10am to 4:30 for $.99 per pound. Available this Saturday, Sunday & Monday is White (Blushingstar) peaches, Allstar peaches & Star 86 peaches. All 3 peaches come off the pit easy, are Sweet & Juicy when they get soft, they are all great for canning, Big Sweet Coralstar Peachesfreezing, eating and baking. You can buy Sweet Big Coralstar Peaches already picked at our farm market for $26.99 half bushel (without basket). We also will have White Blushingstar Peaches at the farm market this week. We U-pick a different variety of peach every week. There is about 25 pounds in a half bushel basket. 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. Peach U-Pick is open ONLY Saturday and Sunday & Labor Day 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 NOT OPEN for U-Pick during the week. You have to buy the peaches already picked at our farm market. We are 1 hour later than Chicago time.

At Fruit Acres Farm Market we are sellingsweet juicy freestone Coralstar peaches now. Peaches already picked from our farm are $26.99 half bushel (about 25 pounds) plus $3 if you want the basket. Smaller amounts of peaches are also available. 3 different kinds of Sweet Juicy Eating Plums from our farm ($5.99 quart).Apple season is finally starting with Early Gold Apples & Dandee Red Apples. They are all great for eating & applesauce but do cook down if you make a pie with them. Sweet Donut Peaches $1.99 pound. This is all picked fresh from our own farm.

 

At Fruit Acres Farm Market we now have Local sweet Peaches n Cream Sweet Corn, Sweet Local Cantaloupe & Watermelon, We finally have lots of Local Red Ripe Tomatoes , Roma Tomatoes, Local Grape, Cherry & Cherry Berry Tomatoes, Fresh Green & Yellow Beans, Michigan Lettuce, New Potatoes (red & yukon), Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Pickles, Beets, Turnips, Comet summer squash, Michigan Acorn Squash, Green Cabbage & Basil Plants. Peppers include Green, & Purple Peppers, Jalapeno, Cherry Bomb, Anaheim, Poblano, Roasting, Sweet Snacking, Cayenne, Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers.This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

We are picking Chenango Strawberry Apples, also know as Sheepnose Apples. This variety was first grown in New York state (Chenango valley) since 1855 and is a very popular apple with the Amish to make applesauce for canning. It is a semi tart, very soft apple with a pink skin that makes the Applesauce slightly pink. Applesauce experts like it as much as Lodi or Yellow Transparent. They will be available at the farm for $10 bushel with a new cardboard box. We pick fresh to order.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.55 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.

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 July 23 - August 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 10 -September 5.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 2013!

PLEASE COME BACK IN 2014!!!

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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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