Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest Michigan? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest Michigan, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know! I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!
Notes for April 2019: Not much growing outside at this time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar . And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season, like making applesauce or jam. See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. It is also a great time of year and easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!
Easter will be April 21, 2019 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!
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9351 E Eureka Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111. Phone: 269-782-7101. Email: [email protected]. Open: Our orchards open mid-June thru end of October, everyday, 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesday, thru Labor Day. After Labor Day we're open Friday-Mon., except by appointment or tour reservations. Oct.-Jan. we pack and ship gift boxes. Call our Ripe N' Ready Report 877-863-3276. Directions: 9351 E. Eureka Road 1-1/2 miles E of M-140, Eau Claire. From (west) Chicago take I-94 to Exit 30 (Napier Ave.), go east 7.5 miles on Napier Ave to M-140. Then S on M-140 6-1/2 miles to Eureka Road From (east) Detroit, take I-94 to Exit 41 (M-140) S 12 miles to Eureka Road. From (south). We offer many enjoyable healthy and nutritious activities from Spring thru Fall seasons. Orchard tours from blossom time thru apple harvest. International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship in July. You pick your own, in season. Over 200 varieties heritage apples, gift packs, jams and jellies. Click here for our Facebook page.
15352 Cleveland Avenue, Galien, MI. Phone: 269-545-8840. Fax: 269-545-4069.Email: [email protected]. Fresh vegetables, pumpkins, cider, grapes, u-pick apples and more.We are a "Farm Market" U-pick with apples, plums, and vegetables. We grow Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Ida Red, Jonafree, Mutsu, Macoun, Red Mac's, Paula Red, Connel Red, Winesap, Gala, Transparent, Greening, Jonagold, Jonagored, Honeycrisp, Early Mac's, Luster El Star, Red Romes, etc. (UPDATED: June 30, 2016, JBS)