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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know! I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!
Notes for May 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us! It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries. Are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.
We also have 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. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!
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)