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I got to pick my first peaches of the season this past weekend and they are amazing. I encourage everyone to get out to the farms that are now offering u-pick and get to experience that freshly picked peach taste. Here are updates from across the state.
1. Kapnick Orchards located in Britton, MI is NOW open for u-pick. I picked there on Saturday, August 7th. Click here to read about my experience. They have Red Haven, Flaming Fury, and Bellaire peaches. Their prices are $28.00 a bushel or $15.00 for a half bushel (must pick at least half a bushel). For more information you can call them at (517) 423-7419 or visit their website.
2. Fruit Acres Farm in Coloma, MI are NOW offering u-pick Red Haven peaches on the weekends. The price per pound is 75 cents. For more information you can call them at (269) 468-5076 or visit their website.
3. Erie Orchards in Erie, MI will be offering these peaches (cost $1.29/pound) for u-pick on the listed dates (dates are approximate):
Redhaven and Newhaven - August 10th
Glohaven, Canadian Harmony and Jim Dandy - August 15th
Cresthaven and Red Skin - August 25th
For more information you can call them at 734-848-4518 or visit their website.
4. Hazen's Farm in Howell, MI will NOT be offering u-pick peaches this year. I was told by a friend they didn't have a good crop, so they are only selling already picked peaches. If you still wish to contact them you can reach them at (517) 548-1841 or visit their website.
5. Westview Orchards in Washington Township, MI are NOW open for u-pick peaches. They have Red Havens ripe for the picking. You can also buy some peach ice cream while you are there. They are open daily from 9am - 5pm. For more information you can call them at (866)WVO-4-FUN or visit their website.
6. King Orchards in Kewadin, MI (Grand Traverse area) should have Garnet Beauty and Red Havens available for picking NOW. For more information call them toll free at 877-937-5464 or visit their website.
7. Nyes Apple Barn in St. Joesph, MI is NOW picking peaches. They have Red Haven and Velvet peaches. They charge 69 cents per pound. You can either bring your own basket or purchase one of theirs. U-Picks hours are 9am to 5:30pm. Please call ahead to check on picking conditions. Their number is (269) 429-0596 or you can visit their website.
8. Overhiser Orchards in South Haven, MI offers several different varieites for u-pick. To find out what they are currently picking call 269-236-6312. You can also visit their website.
9. Frank Farms in Berrien Center, MI are now open for u-pick peaches. To see exactly what they have available, call them at 269-461-4125. You can also visit their website.
10. Schultz Fruitridge Farms in Mattawam, MI has u-pick peaches available in August. For picking conditions call 269-668-3724. You can also visit their website.
What are the advantages to picking your own peaches?. Click here to read my article on shopping for peaches.