Fruit Acres
Farm Market & U-Pick

Fresh Sweet Cherries, Peaches, & Apples Grown in Beautiful Southwest Michigan just minutes from Sandy Lake Michigan Beach

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

E-mail fruitacres@iserv.net

Farm Market Address:

3452 Friday Road Coloma MI 49038

U-Pick Peach & Apple Address:

2789 Friday Road Coloma MI 49038

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A Note From Annette & Randy:

As of August 8, 2014 Fruit Acres Farms U-Pick is now open everyRed Haven  Peaches to Pick off the tree yourself Saturday and Sunday with U-Pick Peaches. On August 9 & 10 & 16 & 17 we are picking Red Haven Peaches. We also have some Baby Gold Cling Peaches August 9 & 10. If you want great sweet juicy big peaches, August 9-30 for the best all around peaches. We pick a different variety of peach every week. The U-Pick Peaches are $.99 per pound. 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 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 Beautiful Pristine Applesselling Early Red Haven Peaches now. We should be bringing in regular freestone Red Haven Peaches to the farm market on Sunday August 10. Peaches 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 Juicy Eating Plums are $5.99 quart. This weekend we have the first of the season: sweet/tart (golden) Pristine Apples. Sweet Donut Peaches $2.49 pound. This is all picked fresh from our own farm. We are out of Sweet Apricots except for #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 or Apples or Plums.

Fruit Acres Farm Market is open with Get your Michigan Blueberries now! 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 1 more week.

Fruit Acres Farm Market now has Sweet Red Haven Peaches ($26.99 half Lots of Great Local Produce at Fruit Acres Farm Marketbushel), 2 kinds of sweet eating Plums, First of the season (gold) Pristine Apples, all fresh from our own farm. We have Local sweet Peaches n Cream Sweet Corn, Sweet Local Cantaloupe, Jalapeno Peppers, Cherry Bomb Peppers & Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers. We finally have lots of Local Red Ripe Tomatoes , Roma Tomatoes, Local Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Green & Yellow Beans, Michigan Lettuce, New Potatoes (red & yukon), Green Pepers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cucumbers, Pickles, Beets, Turnips, Comet summer squash, Gourmet Globe Squash, Michigan Acorn Squash, Green Cabbage & Basil Plants. This is all from local farms within 20 miles of our farm market.

U-Pick Cherries are all done for this year! U-Pick is usually around July 4. 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.

Around 8/18/14 we will be 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 $3.65 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

 

 

Fruit Acres Farms

Fruit Acres Farms is a 230 acre fruit farm owned by the same family since 1846. The current owners, Randy and Annette, are the 5th generation to operate the orchard. We grow Big black Sweet Peach trees in bloomCherries, Sour Pie Cherries, and Crisp Juicy Flavorful Apples. Our specialty is Sweet, Juicy, Luscous Peaches fresh picked and sold for 10 weeks from Mid-July thru September. Check Harvest Times for this year's ripening schedule.

U-PICK

Fruit Acres has U-Pick Sweet Cherries ,Big Black Sweet CherriesSour Pie Cherries, Sweet Juicy Freestone Peaches, Cling Baby Gold Type Peaches, White Freestone Peaches, Crisp Juicy Apples and and of course pumpkins. Click on U-Pick for details. FREE Wagon rides and FREE picnic area with playground for a great family day.

Sweet & Sour Cherries

Peaches

Apples

FARM MARKET

A huge assortment of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables are Fruit Acres Farm Market in Fall Colorsavailable at our Farm Market located directly off offI-94 at Exit 39 in beautiful Southwest Michigan. Gourmet Jams, Jellies, Honey, Sauces and Pickles are available as well as Country Gifts, like Handmade Soaps and Candles. Fresh Sweet Apple Cider in the Fall. Free Fruit Samples everyday.

WHOLESALE FARM

Sweet and Sour Cherries, Freestone, white flesh Glowingstar Peachesand cling peaches, summer and fall apples are available in wholesale amounts (over 10 bushel) everyday at our farm just 1 mile from Fruit Acres Farm Market.

STELLAR PEACHES

We also have the Fruit Acres Stellar Peach Breeding Starfire Stellar PeachProgram. For the past 30 years we have been developing new varieties of freestone peaches especially suited for the commercial growers in the northern peach growing areas. They ripen from 18 days before Red Haven to 45 days after Red Haven. The 11 named varieties are selected on the basis of their Cold Hardiness, Great Flavor, Red Skin Color, Flesh Firmness, and Large Size.