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 September 26, 2014 Every Saturday and Sunday we have U-Pick. U-Pick Star 116 PeachesWe do NOT have any U-Pick Honeycrisp Apples left for this year. The U-Pick orchard did not have many apples in it this year because of the cold winter. You can still buy Honeycrisp Apples already picked at my farm market for $22.99 half bushel. This is the last weekend for U-Pick Peaches at $.99 per pound. Star 116 peaches are very sweet and juicy BUT they do NOT come off the pit. We do have Sweet Juicy Autumnstar Peaches already picked (they do come off the pit). Both the peaches are good for canning, freezing, baking or just eating. Get your peaches before they are gone for the year.

We do have U-Pick Apples now too for $.79 per pound. For Saturday 9/27Mild Cortland Apples for U-Pick & Sunday 9/28 we do have U-Pick Sweet Golden Delicous Apples (good for anything) & Red Delicious Apples (good for eating only) & Tart Empire Apples (for baking & eating) & Mild Cortland Apples (for applesauce & eating). There is about 25 pounds in a half bushel basket. We do give you a free bag for the U-Pick peaches & apples 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. 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 & Apple U-Pick is open ONLY 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. There is NO admission charge & we offer a FREE picnic area with playground & FREE hayrides to the orchard. We are NOT OPEN for U-Pick during the week. You can buy the peaches or apples already picked at our farm market everyday 9 to 7. We are 1 hour later than Chicago time.

At Fruit Acres Farm Market we are selling sweet juicy freestone Sweet Autumnstar Peaches already Autumnstarpeaches now. This is the last freestone (comes off the pit) peach we will have for sale this year. 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.

 

Sweet Honeycrisp ApplesApple season is finally starting with Sweet Crisp Honeycrisp Apples. That is still the favorite apple of the year. Honeycrisp is good for eating, baking, applesauce & anything you want. Sweet Gala Apples & Jon-a-gold Apples & McIntosh Apples & Early Golden Delicious Apples. Gala, Jon-a-Gold, & Early Golden Delcious are great for everything including eating, & baking. McIntosh is not good for baking because it is soft but it makes a great applesauce. These Apples are picked fresh from our own farm.

 

Improved Stanley plums are Improved Stanley Plums just like Stanley plums you have known, but these are newer improved varieties. They come off the pit very easy, are bigger, sweeter and more juicy than Stanley Plums but still can be used all the same ways for canning, liquor, drying or just eating. $26.99 half bushel or smaller quantities are available. All the plums are grown on our own farm.

Sweet 100% Apple Cider ($3.99 half gallon or $6.99 gallon). We have our own blend of Sweet Apple Cider with no sugar added. We use all our own Apples & it does have HoneycrispSweet Concord Grapes Apples in it (along with other kinds of sweet Apples). Try a free sample.

Sweet Local Blue Concord Grapes have started finally. We have them for $2.99 quart box or $17.99 half bushel. Concord grapes are great for Jam, eating, or juice but DO have Seeds. Please order the half bushels so I make sure I have them when you come. Right now I was able to get some yellow colored Seedless eating Grapes that are SO Sweet for $2.99 quart box.

 

 

 

Local Bartlett PearsAt Fruit Acres Farm Market we have Sweet Local Bartlett Pears. Pears are better if they are picked green and let ripen either in the refrigerator to ripen them slow, or on the counter to ripen them in a few days. I like them when they are nice and yellow and Sweet. Bartlett Pears are $19.99 half bushel or smaller amounts are available. Lots of Local Red Ripe Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Local Grape, & Cherry Berry Tomatoes, Red Raspberries, Fresh Cauliflower, Big Cabbage, Brussell Sprouts, Fresh Green & Yellow Beans, New Potatoes (red & yukon), Eggplant & Beets. Acorn, Carnival, Spagetti, Sweet Potato & Butternut Fall Hard Squash. Peppers include Green, Red, Yellow, Orange & Purple Peppers, Jalapeno, Cherry Bomb, Anaheim, Poblano, Roasting, Sweet Snacking, Finger Hots, Cayenne, Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers.This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

Beautiful Pumpkins for carving or decoratingFor Fall decorating we have beautiful local Mums with lots of buds waiting to come out in their glory,3 for $13.99. These are mums that were grown in a field instead of a greenhouse, so they are more likely to come back next year. Before winter hits, put straw or leaves over the mums to give them some insulation so they can make it through the winter. This doesn't always work, but it will increase your chances. Great large Pumpkins finally have arrived for you to look over and take home. If you want small Pie Pumpkins for inside or outside we have them for $.99 each. Beautiful Indian Corn $.79 per ear is scattered all around the farm market. Really cool gourds (for decoration) 2 for $.89 are in too.

Gas in Michigan is currently $3.46 gallon.

Now for an update of the crops. Most varieties of Apples have a good crop. 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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