Where in Northwest Michigan to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Northwest Michigan U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!NOTE: Some of the 616 area code numbers have changed to 269.  Of course, neither the phone company nor the farms have let me know which, so if you get a disconnected message on a 616 number, try 269 instead.

Antrim County

  • Blueberry Forest Farm - U-pick blueberries.
    3436 Tobias Road, Elmira, Michigan, 49730. Phone 231-584-3443. Email: turcon@avci.net. Open: Our hours of u-pick operation this year will be 10am to 6pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturdays.  Friday hours will be 10am to 4pm, and as usual we will close during rain., from late July through Aug. Call ahead for availability and times. Directions: Take C42 east from Alba Road to Tobias Road, then left for .5 miles to 3436 Tobias Rd.
  • Cole Farm LLC - cucumbers, flowers, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    241 E. Eddy School Road, Mancelona, MI 49659. Phone: 231-584-2277. Email: tristoncole@gmail.com. Open: Please call in advance for more information and what is in season. Directions: one mile west from M-66 on Eddy School Road (CO RD 620). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 19, 2013)
  • Coleman Farms - beans, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    13295 Coleman Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648. Phone: 231-313-2930. Email: jcmi49648@aol.com. Open: Please Call for appointments. Directions: 8 miles north of Elk Rapids, West on Coleman Road Crops are usually available in June, July, August, October. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: August 16, 2009)
  • Farmer White's - Sweet and tart cherries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, 30 varieties of apples, pumpkins, gourds
    11373 U.S. 31, Williamsburg, Michigan, 49690. Phone 231-632-1500 or 231-264-5313. Email farmerwhite624@hotmail.com.
    Also, frozen pitted tart cherries including new varieties Gingergold and Honeycrisp, sweet corn, garden vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, dried cherries, cherry concentrate, jams, jellies, and unpasteurized apple cider. Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm stand 8 am to 8 p.m. July-Aug.; 9 am.-6 p.m. Sept.-November 1. Some u-pick; call ahead for availability. Directions: 11373 US 31, two miles south of Elk Rapids on the east side of the road.
  • Friske Orchards Farm Market - U-pick strawberries, cherries, peaches, and apples
    10743 N. US-31, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-599-2604. Email info@friske.com.
    Integrated Pest Mgmt. Open: Staffed farm market open 8 am to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, year round. 8 am to 7 p.m. July-Labor Day. Directions: 10743 N US-31 at Atwood, 10 miles south of Charlevoix just north of C-48 intersection. Cafe, bakery, old fashioned general store, climate-controlled fruit stand, Christmas room, Country Haus gift and home December or shop. Orchard playland and barnyard animals. Monthly special events. Also prepicked Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, raspberries, apples, cider, cherry juice and concentrate, dried fruits, jams, jellies, butters, syrups, and honey.
  • Good Nature Farms - cherries, peaches and apples
    Kewadin, MI. Phone: 231-264-5300. U-pick cherries, peaches and apples. Open: July-October, 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Take US-31 N out of Traverse City. Go N past Elk Rapids. From the stop light in Elk Rapids, we are 8.5 miles on US-31 across from green road sign saying Creswell and Mclachlan Road. We are on the left.
  • Guntzviller's Berry Farm - blackberries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (black), strawberries, gift shop
    11122 Us 31 South, Elk Rapids, MI 49629. Phone: (231) 264-9575. Alternate Phone: (231) 264-5109. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Two miles south of Elk Rapids on US-31 or 16 miles north of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are usually available from June 15 TO July 20, Raspberries from July 10 TO August 15. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 24, 2009)
  • Kastanu Farm - chestnuts,
    4781 Powell Road, Kewadin, MI 49648. Phone: 231 264 6055. Email: kastanufarm@aol.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Go north on 31 about 4.6 miles from the red/green light in Elk Rapids. Turn East (right) on Campbell Road and go to third road, Powell. There will be a "Weathertop" sign. Go left (north) to second home on right. Click here for a map and directions. Chestnuts: late September through the middle of October; Call for exact times nuts will be available. Payment: Cash, Check. Chestnuts are $3.00 per pound. Food will be available for sale (pop and brats). (ADDED: September 01, 2010) (UPDATED: October 07, 2011)
  • King Orchards - sweet and tart cherries, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples
    Central Lake, MI. Phone: 877-937-5464. U-pick sweet and tart cherries (we pit too.) U-pick peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, tart cherry juice concentrate, sweet corn, fruits and vegetables in season and unpasteurized cider. Opening with strawberries in June, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 p.m. Sun. 12-6 p.m. through Thanksgiving. Directions: 2 locations: 1) 9 miles N of Elk Rapids on US-31 and 2) 3-1/2 miles NW of Central Lake on M-88.
  • Royal Farms Inc. - apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    10445 N. Us 31, Ellsworth/ Atwood, MI 49729. Phone: 231 599-3222. Email: royalfarms@torchlake.com. Directions: Royal Farms is located on US 31, approximately 10 miles south of Charlevoix. Click here for a map and directions. Open: May 1st to Memorial Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend: Monday to Saturday 8am 7pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm Labor Day weekend to October 31st: Sunday to Saturday 9am to 6pm November to December 24th: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Call for picking dates on fruit, corn maze is open September-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Welcome to our environmentally friendly Farm! Royal Farms is a boutique like farm market that specializes in fresh quality fruit, vegetables, cherry products, Montmorency and Balaton Cherry juice concentrate, flowers, gifts and more. They feature an in house pastry chef, with lots of pastries, pies and goodies to choose from. Royal Farms is verified with the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). (ADDED: April 10, 2008)
  • Traverse Bay Farms - raspberries (red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), gift shop, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    7053 M-88 South, Bellaire, MI 49615. Phone: 877-746-7477. Alternate Phone: 231-533-8788. Open: Indoor marketing open year - round; Closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located three miles south of the Village of Bellaire on M-88. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 07, 2014)

Benzie County

  • Baatz Blueberry Farm - U-pick blueberries.
    3900 Blueberry Lane, Honor, Michigan, 49640. Phone 231-325-3046. Open: 9:30 am to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sun., August 1 until first frost. Directions: 3900 Blueberry Lane, north of Honor, a half-mile east off of Indian Hill Rd.
  • North Star Organics - Certified Organic, cherries, restrooms, farm animals
    1139 Forrester Road, Frankfort, MI 49635. Phone: 231-352-4865. Email: northstarorganics@live.com. Open:9am to 7pm everyday starting mid - July; Expected start date for 2011 is July 15, and expected end is after harvest, August 1; Please call ahead for details. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From US 31 North, turn west on River Road. Go 3 miles to Forrester Road and turn south. Go to 1139 Forrester Road. From Frankfort, head towards Elberta on M22. Before bridge, turn East on River Road. Go approximately 3 miles and turn south on Forrester Road (only road on right). North Star Organics is first house on left. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries: early to mid July through end of July. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Sweet and tart cherries available. (ADDED: June 09, 2011)
  • Putney's You pick berry - red raspberries, black raspberries, yellow raspberries, and purple raspberries, blackberries, saskatoons, rhubarb, black and red currants, gooseberries;  u-pick vegetables.
    7603 Love Road, Benzonia, MI 49616. Phone: 231-882-9853. Alternate phone: 231-882-5691. Open: Every day, Sunlight hours; 9 am to 6 pm on Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday from mid-June or as weather permits, until first snow. Directions: One mile south of stop light in Benzonia on US-31: turn east on Love Road, go .5 mile to top of hill, berry patch on the right. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 23, 2010)

Charlevoix County

  • Best Farm - U-pick blackberries and raspberries. Also vegetables
    5025 Six Mile Lake Road, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729. Phone 231-544-6189. Email mbest@fbinsmi.com. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, daily. Directions: 5025 Six Mile Lake Road, three miles southeast of Ellsworth.
  • Kiteley Farms - strawberries, red and black raspberries
    03805 Brock Road, Charlevoix, MI.  Phone: 231-547-2318. U-pick strawberries, red and black raspberries. Fresh homegrown vegetables. Fresh herbs. Sweet corn (picked daily), pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, etc. Maple syrup, jams and jellies, etc. Also, children's strawberry patch. Open: 8 am to 7 pm, approx. June 18-Oct. Call for opening. Directions: Go 3 miles from Charlevoix on M-66 to Shaw Road, turn right to Brock Road; turn left, go 3/4 mile or 2 miles W of Ironton to Brock Road, turn right 1/4 mile.
  • Raker's Cherry Orchard - Black Sweet Cherries.,
    13041 Richardson Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720. Phone: 231-547-8997. Open: usually early July for about 3 weeks. In Season, they have several varieties of You Pick black sweet cherries, pails provided. 8am till 6pm daily while in season.. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Note that Richardson Rd. is actually on the Charlevoix/Antrim County line about 10 miles South of Charlevoix. The orchard is just West of US-31 so it is very easy to find if you are driving North from Traverse City or South from Charlevoix or Petoskey. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 17, 2013)
    A visitor writes on May 17, 2013: "Picking black sweet cherries at the Raker Orchard is a real treat. A visit here can be fun for the entire family. The hosts are wonderful people and will provide you with picking pails and short walking directions to the best trees. The trees are usually loaded with cherries and if you arrive early in the picking season you can fill a small pail in a matter of minutes without climbing a ladder. The orchard is well maintained by mowing and general spray practices are used. The orchard owners are Roy and Vera Raker and they are prepared to provide you and your family with an enjoyable orchard experience. Bring the kids and Grandma and Grampa too. "
  • Rosenthal Orchards - apricots, cherries, walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area
    03724 Barnard Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720. Phone: 231-547-4350. Email: rosenthalcherries@gmail.com. Open: In Season only; 6 days a week, Sunday - Friday; 8am to 6pm Beginning end of June to 1st week of August; call for more specific starting and ending dates; They are different every year. Directions: Go south of Charlevoix on US 31, 1/4 mile you will see Barnard road and our large Rosenthal Orchard sign. follow Barnard road 3 1/2 miles to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 07, 2013)

Emmet County

  • Dennis Farms - sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers
    2505 Blackbird Road, Petoskey, MI. Phone: 231-347-6127. Bedding plants. The world's best sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. Produce stand and u-pick. Greenhouse open May 1-July 1. Produce last week in July-October, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: 1.5 miles S of Petoskey on US-131. Turn right onto Intertown Road. Proceed 1.8 miles to Blackbird Rd.
  • Just a Plain Farm - hayrides, pumpkins, Fall squash, gourds, corn shocks, apples
    Gill Road, Carp Lake, MI. Phone: 231-537-2302. Email: japf@freeway.net.  Open: Mid-July-Nov. Summer season: sweet corn, summer vegetables and fruits, dried flowers and decorations, summer hayrides by appointment. Fall season: Fall hayrides (call ahead for schedule and reservations), pumpkins, Fall squash, gourds, corn shocks, apples, Fall wreaths and decorations. Summer and Fall U-pick available. Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 p.m. Sunday from noon to 6 pm. Directions: 5055 Gill Road, Carp Lake. Take US-31 between Petoskey and Mackinaw City. Turn W onto Gill Road, which is about 5 miles S of Mackinaw City. Farm is located about 1-1/2 miles on N side of the road. "A farm market that is still a farm."
  • Pond Hill Farm - raspberries, strawberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5581 S Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Phone: 1-231-526-FARM. Email: farm@pondhill.com. Directions: 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. 1 mile past Birchwood Golf and Country Club. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: every day year round 8am to 6pm. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Raised Meats- beef, pork, and lamb. Homemade Canned Goods - Salsa, jams, pepper jelly, relishes, sauces, dressings, marinara, and more! Shoot the squash rocket and feed the farm animals and fish!. (ADDED: September 15, 2008)

Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)

  • Buchan's Blueberry Hill - apples, blueberries, peaches, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1472 Nelson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 231-223-4846. Fax: 231-941-9909. Email: Lbuc246@aol.com. Open: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Directions: 7 miles out Peninsula Drive to Nelson road; right on Nelson road for 1 block. Farm is located on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Market opens for blueberries late July, peaches late August and apples mid September call for picking availability; Ice cream and pastries are made fresh. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 25, 2009)
  • Edmondson Orchards (Cherry Connection) - sweet and tart cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, apples, pumpkins, other summer vegetables
    2514 Nelson Road, Traverse City, Michigan, 49686.  Phone: 231-223-7130.  Email: edmondso@pentel.net U-pick . Retail farm market with cherry products. Open: July 1-October 31, 9 am to 9 p.m. (summer); 10 am to 5 p.m. (after Labor Day.)  Directions: 8 miles N of Traverse City on M-37 (Old Mission Peninsula.). Take M-37 (Center Road) about 8.5 miles north on Old Mission Peninsula, to 2514 Nelson Rd
  • Elzer Farms - u-pick strawberries, raspberries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and nectarines
    12654 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan, 49686. Phone 231-223-9292. Email elzerfarms@aol.com. Open: Farm open 9 am to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 4 p.m. Sun., June-August. Limited Open: in May and September. Directions: 12654 Center Road, nine miles north of Traverse City on Center Road (M-37) just past Chateau Grand Traverse and Island View Road. Also,  Asparagus, Greenhouse with hanging baskets, chrysanthemums, and perennials and homemade pies, treats, jams, and jellies.
  • Hoxsie's Orchard Hill Farm Market - apples, pumpkins, winter squash
    6620 M-72 East 2 3/4 Miles East of Acme on M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-267-9087 . Fax: 231-267-9789. Email: dhoxsie@charter.net. Directions: 2 3/4 miles east of Acme on M-72 and 8 miles Northeast of Traverse City. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: daily July 1st through October 31st from 9 am to 6 pm; U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins mid September through October 31st; Corn maze open mid September through October 31st; Wagon rides to the U-Pick areas and corn maze open September 29th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: February 13, 2009)
  • The Iris Farm - Irises
    5385 E. Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI. Phone: 231-947-9040. They sell 100s of varieties of irises, both bulbs and pyo flowers. They take orders and either you pick up the bulbs when they're ready or they'll ship them anywhere. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 30, 2009)
  • Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick - apples, pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), saskatoons, winter squash, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: jacobs.corn.maze@charter.net. Open: Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, October 29, 2011 Hours Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mondays 10:00 am to 6:00pm Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Self serve before and after these hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 17; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August, 2011; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011) (ADDED: July 13, 2009)
  • McManus Southview Orchards - cherries,
    313 Garfield Road North, Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-946-5867. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 5 miles south from airport road on Garfield Road. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Cherries are usually read to pick from  July 16 to August 6; Tart Cherries from July 26 to August 1. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 20, 2009)
  • Orchard Hill Farms - apples, pumpkins
    6578 M-72 E Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-267-9087. Email: dhoxsie@charter.net. Directions: Exit @ Grayling from I-75 go W to Kalkaska and continue 14 mi. to our market. Operating for 40 years, our freshly baked pies daily. Autumn brings u-pick apples & pumpkins along with wagon rides to the orchard Fri-Sun during the months of Sep & Oct. Open: July-Oct, daily 9 am to 6pm.
  • Rennie Orchards - apples, apricots, cherries, other citrus, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties
    11221 Munro Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-264-8387. Email: Rennieorchards@charter.net. Open: 7days a week 8am to 8pm. Directions: From Traverse City: 12 mi. N on US-31 to Angell Road; turn right - 2 mi. to Munro Road. Left on Munro Road 1 mi. Farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries July thru August 10am to 8 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. 15 varieties of apples, honeycrisp, gala, jonagold.  (ADDED: July 13, 2013)
  • Santucci Farm - cherries
    11789 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 517-974-7233. Email: santuccifarms@yahoo.com. Directions: From T.C. take Center Road all the way out to Old Mission Peninsula, after a few miles you'll see a white barn with a cherry painted on it and a dirt lot. There will also be signs posted just before you reach the farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August. Open: During the season 9 am to 6 p.m. Payment: Cash, Check. Mention you found us on PickYourOwn.org and receive 10% off.
  • The Saskatoon Berry Patch - saskatoons,
    9520 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-938-1776. Alternate Phone: 231-342-5311. Email: jim@jimdixon.com. Open: Tuesday's, Wednesday's, Thursday, Friday's, Saturday's 9 am to 12. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: North on US 31 from Acme to Elk Rapids MI. Turn right on Angell Road and then right on to Bates farm is at 9520 Bates Road Williamsburg, MI. Please do not go up to house. Call 231-938-1776 for picking updates the month of July. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons month of July. Payment: Cash, only. As the name implies, the only crop we have is saskatoons, which are like blueberries.  (ADDED: July 07, 2014)
  • Saskatoon Michigan - Saskatoons
    7924 Sayler Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-360-0311. Open: From July 5th, 8:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdaySee their website for for current conditions and changes to hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our most up to date U-Pick schedule. Join us in picking and learning about these amazing superfruits. Saskatoons, which are very much like blueberries, have grown in popularity over the past few months, as people have learned about their antioxidant properties, and their versatility in cooking. Crops are limited, so call ahead for availability. We will also be selling frozen berries which can be used for pies, jams, and a variety of other recipes.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 05, 2014)
  • Shangri-la Too - apples, cherries, raspberries (red),
    12602 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 231-499-0106. Email: santucci.louis@gmail.com. Open: every day during the harvest from 9 am until dark. Directions: We are located on center road which is M37 north. We are 7 miles down the peninsula. Right after Chateau grand Traverse winery we are the first big white house on the right if going north. We have a large fruit stand out front with two cherries on each side. Strawberries are sold from mid June to mid July; Raspberries are from Mid July through August; Apples from October through November; Check on all fruit. Payment: Cash, Check. pick your own cherries, raspberries and apples. (ADDED: June 22, 2009)
  • Urka Strawberry Farms - Strawberries
    Brethren, MI  Phone: 231-263-4507. Email: urka@kaltelnet.net.  Strawberries, we pick and u-pick, retail and wholesale. Open: every day starting about June 10th, 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: 10 miles S of Grand Traverse Mall on M-37.
  • Wilson Orchards - cherries
    Traverse City, MI.  Phone: 231-946-3607.  Open: Call before you go (see the note froma  visitor below); July 3-July 20, 9 am to till. If making special trip for cherries, call ahead. Directions: From Traverse City: US-31 N/M-37 N to M-37N (Garfield on right and M-37 N on left.) Follow M-37 N to Wilson Road (approx. 4 miles) Turn left on Wilson Road to top of hill at 575 Wilson Orchards. Follow Cherry U-Pick sign. Enjoy picking cherries on a Centennial Farm with views of East and West Grand Traverse Bay. Eight varieties of sweet cherries are available during early harvest. Tart cherry harvest follows. Tart varieties include the popular Montmerency and the new Balanton from Hungary which produces a rich red juice.
    A visitor writes on September 23, 2014: "The lady who owned/ran Wilson's died this fall. She was checking her mailbox and somebody ran into her with their car. Please check with them and see what/if they're doing next year. We don't go enough to know, although we live not far from there. Thanks!"

Kalkaska County

  • Brokedown Palace Farms - ORGANIC, Apples, beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, other berries, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop, picnic area, face painting
    3037 Kettle Lake Road, Kalkaska, MI 49646. Phone: 231-384-1665. Fax: 231-258-0916. Email us at: familytree42@hotmail.com. Directions: Please call in advance of your arrival 1-231-384-1665 We welcome everyone with good kind vibes to share with us and our family the blessings this land provides us all to share. Over night accommodations are available call before setting out thanks.... And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Open: Please see our website for current events. We hold all types of events from Strawbale Construction Workshops to Music Festivals. Check our website for up to date information. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Brokedown Palace Farms is developing to become a place where everyone is welcome and the class structure is left at the gate. We ask that everyone visiting our farm refrain from asking others "What do you do?" as we all are humans and all are brought together through the need for natural food and fellowship of our fellow humans with a connection to the land.

Leelanau County

  • Alpers Berry Farm - raspberries.
    Setterbo Road, Suttons Bay, MI. Phone: 231-271-6656. Alper's has U-pick or they pick raspberries. Season varies, mid-July - mid-Aug. U-pick, seven days a week, 10 am to 6 p.m. We pick, Monday to Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Call ahead for we pick. 2 miles N of Suttons Bay on M-22, 1 mile W on Setterbo Road on the right side of the road. Approx. 8 miles N of Traverse City.
  • Black Star Farms - wine grapes.
    10844 E Revold Road, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Phone: 231-271-4970. Email: dcoe@blackstarfarms.com. Directions: Drive 12 mi. N on M-22 from Traverse City to Revold Road, turn left and immediately left into farm. Award winning wines and brandies. Leelanau Cheese Company artisan cheese, 8-room luxury B & B Inn. Horse stabling, training, riding, & recreational trails. Visit wine and cheese makers in their natural habitat. A unique location for meetings and events. Open: year-round daily. Tasting room Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm, Sun Noon-5pm.
  • Cedar Sol Hydro Farm - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, onions, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, school tours
    9452 S. Cedar Road, Cedar, MI 49621. Phone: 231 228-8000. Email: cedarsol@mac.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm; Only market and stand open Mondays. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located in Cedar on County Road 651 between M-72 and M-22. 15 minutes west of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries available July through fall. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Individual hydroponic systems available.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 29, 2008) (UPDATED: July 13, 2009)
  • Clearbrook Farms - Peaches, Chinese chestnuts
    PO Box 4446, Traverse City, Michigan, 49686. Phone 231-947-7366. Open: Call ahead to arrange times, get directions, u-pick by arrangement, from early August to late September. Chinese chestnuts available last weeks of October.
  • Cross Farms Saskatoons - saskatoons, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), group reservations
    11966 East Sugar Bush Road, Northport, MI 49670. Phone: 231-386-5406. Alternate Phone: 231-432-0024. Email: rick@cross-farms.com. Open: UPick Saskatoons Friday thru Sunday 9AM-11AM August 1, 2, 3 and August 8, 9, 10. Directions: Cross Farms located on Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau Township, just 5 minutes north of the Village of Northport. Follow Mill Street (201) north out of town. Pass Petersen Park Road, then bear left on Kilcherman Road. Travel for 1/2 mile and turn right on East Sugar Bush Road. Our farm is 1/4 mile, on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Saskatoon Berries are the superfruit with wild sweet-berry goodness! Saskatoons have so much personality they'll be happy to meet you. Cross Farms is a family owned and operated farm. We are currently Michigan's largest producer of Saskatoon Berries. Cross Farms is environmentally verified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program and successfully completed the Safe Food Risk Assessment by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. (UPDATED: July 17, 2014) (ADDED: June 28, 2014)
  • Gallaghers Farm Market - corn maze, cherries, pumpkins, mixed vegetables
    7237 E Traverse Hwy,  Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-947-1689. Email: SLAM M77@aol.com. Directions: 3-1/2 mi. W of Traverse City on M-72. Home baked goods, local fruits and vegetables in season, homemade jams, jellies, local wines, cherry products, honey, maple syrup, corn maze and petting farm. Open: June 15-October 31, 8am-8pm.
  • Good Neighbor Farms of Leelanau County -  U-pick apples during weekends in Oct.; please call first.
    9885 Engles Road, Northport, Michigan, 49670. Phone 231-271-5679. Email bayvalley@aol.com. Open: Phone orders feature free delivery in Traverse City area. Directions: 9885 Engles Road, three miles south of Northport off M-22. 13 varieties of apples, five varieties of garlic, six varieties of lavender, black rapberries, and blackberries. Transitional Concord grapes. Certified Organic, Integrated Pest Mgmt.
  • Leabo Farms - strawberries
    M-204, Suttons Bay, MI. Phone: 231-271-3596. Open: June-Nov; Monday to Friday, 7am-11pm, Sunday and Saturday 7am-10 pm. . Directions: M-22 through Suttons Bay turn W. on M-204. A self serve fruit stand between Suttons and Lake Leelanau on M-204 1-one half miles from Suttons Bay and about 2 miles from Lake Leelanau.
  • Westover Market - blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, pumpkins
    Burdickville Road, Maple City, MI. Phone: 231-228-5514.  U-pick/we pick blueberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries, annuals, perennials, shrubs, maple syrup, jams, pumpkins, vegetables in season and gifts. Open: mid April-October 31, Monday to Sun., 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take M-72 W out of Traverse City, approx. 13 miles to County Road 667 (Maple City Rd.). Turn right, follow County Road 667 into Maple City. 100 yds. past flashing light, turn left on Burdickville Road (County Road 616) 1/4 mile on the left.

Manistee County

  • Calvin Lutz Farms - ORGANIC, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes,
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: fhaven@t-one.net. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June, Strawberries June to July, Sweet cherries July to August, Peaches August, Garden vegetables August to October, Pumpkins Squash October, Christmas trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)
  • Grossnickle Farms - strawberries
    9918 Healy Lake Road, Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-362-3796. Email: cande127@yahoo.com. Our season opens in May and continues on into October. We start with prepicked Asparagus in May and end with pumpkins in October. In between we have u-pick strawberries, and pre-picked raspberries and pre-picked blueberries and prepicked sweet corn, green beans and a large selection of fresh garden vegetables. Directions: We are located a miles N. of Kaleva on Healy Lake Road. Open: May-Oct; Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm.
    Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2012: "I called this farm about going to pick raspberries and blueberries and they DO NOT have u-pick, only pre-picked. I called them July 2012."
  • Urka Farms Strawberries - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    7305 South M37, Brethren, MI 49619. Phone: 231-477-5537. Alternate Phone: 231-477-5364. Email: urka@kaltelnet.net. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, Mid June to early July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 18, 2013) (UPDATED: June 19, 2013)
  • Wave's U-Pick Blueberries - pesticide-free Blueberries
    7780 Elm Road, Kaleva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-3619. Directions: 3 1/2 miles east of U.S. 31 just off 8 Mile Road. Follow the signs from 8 Mile and Chief Road. We also have other vegetables including corn, canning tomatoes, and peppers. Open: During Daylight Hours for U-Pick customers from mid-July through the end of August. Call to see what else is available. We also have horses for sale.

Missaukee County

  • Brown's Farms - raspberries (black), U-pick and already picked
    2445 S. Blodgett Road, Lake City, MI 49651. Phone: 231-878-9226. Alternate Phone: 231-839-4572. Email: embtreefarm@hotmail.com. Open: First year open; This season by appointment only because of limited supply; Please call between 8 am and 8 pm for an appointment. Directions: From Lake City go south 2 miles, Jennings Road right (west) 3 miles, Blodgett Road left (south) half mile on left. From Cadillac M55 east about 4 miles to Lachance Road left (north) 4 miles to Jennings Road right (east) 1 mile to Blodgett Road right (south) one half mile on left. Click here for a map and directions. The Jewell of Black Raspberries picked Middle of July to August. Payment: Cash, only. We will also have The best sweet corn latter in the season. (ADDED: July 15, 2014)
  • Friends Farm - raspberries (red),
    3728 S. Morey Road, Lake City, MI 49651. Phone: 231-839-8816. Fax: 231-839-4511. Email: friendsministry@yahoo.com. Open: Raspberry U - Pick: Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, July 8 to August 3. Directions: 2 1/2 miles south of Jennings Road , Lake City on M-66 (Morey Road ). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 21, 2013)
  • In Law Farms - strawberries, porta-potties
    7742 S Lucas Road, McBain, MI 49657. Phone: 231 775 4492. Email: krschierbeek@yahoo.com. Open: 8 am to noon Monday to Saturday. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. 2012 prices: $1.50 lb you pick; $2.00 lb we pick. $20.00 waxed berry box you pick approx. 13.5 lbs or $25.00 waxed berry box we pick approx. 13.5 lbs. We are now taking orders for early June harvest (call 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday). Our roadside stand will be opening at harvest time (June 1st-ish). Order pick up time is Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm; closed Sunday. "Many Blessings" is the name of our dairy farm milking with 900 plus cows!  (ADDED: May 14, 2012)

Wexford County

 


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Antrim County

  • Cole Farm LLC - Roadside stand, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market,
    241 E. Eddy School Road, Mancelona, MI 49659. Phone: 231-584-2277. Email: tristoncole@gmail.com. Open: Please call in advance for more information and what is in season. Directions: one mile west from M-66 on Eddy School Road (CO RD 620). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Shiitake Mushrooms. (UPDATED: June 19, 2013)
  • Coleman Farms - Uncovered outdoor market, beans, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    13295 Coleman Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648. Phone: 231-313-2930. Email: jcmi49648@aol.com. Open: Please Call for appointments. Directions: 8 miles north of Elk Rapids, West on Coleman Road Crops are usually available in June, July, August, October. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, October. (UPDATED: August 16, 2009)
  • Guntzviller's Berry Farm - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, gift shop
    11122 Us 31 South, Elk Rapids, MI 49629. Phone: (231) 264-9575. Alternate Phone: (231) 264-5109. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: Two miles south of Elk Rapids on US-31 or 16 miles north of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries are usually available from June 15 TO July 20, Raspberries from July 10 TO August 15. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 24, 2009)
  • Traverse Bay Farms - Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, blueberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), strawberries, gift shop, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    7053 M-88 South, Bellaire, MI 49615. Phone: 877-746-7477. Alternate Phone: 231-533-8788. Open: June 1st through third week of October; Open Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Located three miles south of the Village of Bellaire on M-88. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 07, 2014)
  • Whites Beef Farm - apples all varieties/ peaches/ cherries/ beef /squash/ tomatoes/ apricots/ cucumbers/ pumpkins /corn
    US 31, Kewadin, MI. Fruit and vegetables all summer and the beef is farm raised grass feed with home grown seed and corn. they do have a port a let and just the farm store and cows on site .
    Comments from a visitor on September 18, 2009:
    "loved it i go every summer for all my fruit and vege needs also i get my beef there nothing like fresh vegetables no preservatives and fresh beef stop by and visit mich farmers are the best. they will also tell u which apples are best for pies and which are best for cobblers." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 18, 2009)

Charlevoix County

  • Moyer Creek Farms - pumpkins,
    05435 US 131 South, Boyne Falls, MI 49713. Phone: 231-675-3912. Email: jmassey06@yahoo.com. Open: daily; call for hours. Directions: we are four miles south of Boyne Mountain on US 131. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 30, 2009)

Emmet County

  • Coveyou Scenic Farm Market - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    4160 US Highway 131 South, Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone: 231 347-0011. Alternate Phone: 231 348-1278. Email: coveyoufarm@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm; May 15 to December 23. Directions: Located 2 miles south of Petoskey directly on US131. Heading south from Petoskey when you see the lake - start to break. Our farm comes up quick!. Click here for a map and directions. U pick pumpkins with a hayride is open on Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 pm to 4 pm. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. 138 year old centenial farm just outside of Petoskey with superb views of Walloon Lake and the rolling hillsides. (ADDED: September 28, 2012)

Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)

  • Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, cherries, corn (sweet), pears, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), saskatoons, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: jacobs.corn.maze@charter.net. Open: Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, October 29, 2011 Hours Sunday 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mondays 10:00 am to 6:00pm Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 17; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August, 2011; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!. We offer fresh local apple cider. We make our own donuts then roll them in cinnamon and sugar. We make our own caramel apples. We make our own caramel apple slices topped with real whipped cream with a cherry on top (nuts optional), and more!. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011) (ADDED: July 13, 2009)
  • McManus Southview Orchards - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, apples, cherries, corn (sweet), onions, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    313 Garfield Road North, Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-946-5867. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: 5 miles south from airport road on Garfield Road. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet Cherries July 16 to August 6; Tart Cherries July 26 to August1. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 20, 2009)
  • The Saskatoon Berry Patch - saskatoons,
    9520 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Phone: 231-938-1776. Alternate Phone: 231-342-5311. Email: jim@jimdixon.com. Open: Friday's 9 am to 1 Elk Rapids Farmers Market. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: North on US 31 from Acme to Elk Rapids MI. Turn right on Angell Road and then right on to Bates farm is at 9520 Bates Road Williamsburg, MI. Please do not go up to house. Call 231-938-1776 for picking updates the month of July. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons month of July. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 07, 2014)
  • Shangri-la Too - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs,
    12602 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: 231-499-0106. Email: santucci.louis@gmail.com. Open: every day during the harvest from 9 am until dark. Directions: We are located on center road which is M37 north. We are 7 miles down the peninsula. Right after Chateau grand Traverse winery we are the first big white house on the right if going north. We have a large fruit stand out front with two cherries on each side. Strawberries are sold from mid June to mid July; Raspberries are from Mid July through August; Apples from October through November; Check on all fruit. Payment: Cash, Check. pick your own cherries, raspberries and apples. (ADDED: June 22, 2009)

Leelanau County

  • Cedar Sol Hydro Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, school tours
    9452 S. Cedar Road, Cedar, MI 49621. Phone: 231 228-8000. Email: cedarsol@mac.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm; Only market and stand open Mondays. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Located in Cedar on County Road 651 between M-72 and M-22. 15 minutes west of Traverse City. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries available July through fall. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Individual hydroponic systems available. Locally grown corn. (UPDATED: July 13, 2009)

Manistee County

  • Calvin Lutz Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), asparagus, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), eggplant, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: fhaven@t-one.net. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June Strawberries June to July Sweet cherries July to August Peaches August Garden vedgtables August to October Pumpkins Squash October Christmass trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)

Missaukee County


Horse Rides and More:

Grand Traverse County (including Old Mission Peninsula)

  • Jacob's Corn Maze, Fruit/Vegetable Market & U-Pick - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, meeting room available, horse-drawn hayrides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    7100 E. Traverse highway (m-72 West), Traverse City, MI 49684. Phone: 231-632-6293. Email: jacobs.corn.maze@charter.net. Open: Horse pulled wagon most weekends, starting August 20, 2011. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay on West M-72. Our farm is on the left, has a big silo, and is 3/4 of a mile past the big windmill. Click here for a map and directions. Saskatoons available for U-Pick Saturday, July 9 through Sunday, July 17; Frozen Saskatoons available after that until they sell out; Raspberries available for U-Pick Tuesday, July 12 through mid-August, 2011; Frozen Raspberries available after that until they sell out;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have our very own Horticulturist/Educator on-site. He is available to teach to any group. School groups love him!. Saskatoons are available for U-Pick July 9th through July 17th, 2011. Raspberries are available for U-Pick July 12th through Mid-August, 2011. U-Pick Saskatoons and Raspberries are $3.00/Pint and $5.00/Quart. Hand picked 4-U and fresh frozen Saskatoons and Raspberries are $14.00/2 Quarts. These off-the-farm berries are sorted, washed, and bagged. Saskatoon and Raspberry jams are available for purchase. New pricing, and very affordable! We are one of the few Saskatoon farms in Michigan and the only farm that offers hand-pressed jam made from our own farm grown Saskatoons. Please call with your order and we will be happy to ship! Camp fire pit is available. Apple sling available!. (UPDATED: July 12, 2011)

Wexford County

  • Abraham's Carriage Service LLC - Beautiful rural setting, horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting),
    360 E Yuma Avenue, Mesick, MI 49668. Phone: 231-389-2306. Email: dalea@coslink.net. Open: We run all year long Monday through Sunday!. Directions: Our farm is located in Mesick, MI where we offer rides off of our property. We also travel all over Michigan and can come to you for your special event!. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Abraham's Carriage Service is a horse-drawn carriage and sleigh company who is in business to provide a majestic and memorable experience for all of our clients. We have a wide selection of exquisite carriages and sleighs, and can fulfill just about any special request. We are available for almost any event you can think of in most Michigan Areas. Our decorative carriages can be used for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or even for a thoughtful and romantic outing with the one you love. (ADDED: December 11, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

Antrim County

  • Clam Lake Orchard & Cole Farm - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), apples, asparagus, corn (sweet), onions, peaches, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties
    6662 Clam Lake Road, Bellaire, MI 49615. Phone: 231-377-7135. Alternate Phone: 231-631-6659. Email: tristoncole@gmail.com. Open: please call alternate phone number listed above. Directions: 1.9 miles east of East Torch Lake Dr. 3.9 miles south of bellaire highway (CO. Road 620) Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: June Apples: September and October Please call ahead for exact times and dates;Thank you. Payment: Cash, Check. We have deer apples. Shiitake mushrooms. (UPDATED: September 13, 2011)

Manistee County

  • Calvin Lutz Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is certified organically grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), asparagus, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), eggplant, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: fhaven@t-one.net. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June Strawberries June to July Sweet cherries July to August Peaches August Garden vedgtables August to October Pumpkins Squash October Christmass trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)

Resources For Farmers

Manistee County

  • Calvin Lutz Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, sale,
    8576 Chief Road, Kakeva, MI 49645. Phone: 231-889-5594. Fax: 231-889-5845. Email: fhaven@t-one.net. Open: May 10am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday June thru October 8am to 6pm Monday thru Saturday - 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Directions: US 31, 14 miles north of Manistee, Michigan. go east on 9 mile road to Chief road, 3 miles, go south on Chief road 1/2 mile to farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Asparagus May to June Strawberries June to July Sweet cherries July to August Peaches August Garden vedgtables August to October Pumpkins Squash October Christmass trees and Wreaths November to December. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 27, 2011)

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