How Do You Like Them Apples? A Local U-Pick Guide

Yesterday marked our first trip of the season to a nearby apple orchard, and although I don't like to equate autumnal activities with sunburns and sweat, it was a pretty sweet time. At any rate, here's a handy dandy collection of Southwest Michigan's apple U-pick offerings. Then go ahead and cross apple picking off your fall bucket list.

Apple Picking | Southwest Michigan Kids


Crane Orchards Upick

6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI | Daily 10 am-6 pm

  • 14 apple varieties ($.95/pound)

  • Full-service cafe and bakery with pies, donuts, cider, hard cider, wine

  • Cow train, hayrides and a 20-acre corn maze (check website for prices)

Dutch Farm Market

6967 109th Ave, South Haven, MI | 269-637-8334 | Daily 9 am-5 pm

  • 11 apple varieties + 3 pear varieties ($8 per 1/2 bush)

  • Bakery, ice cream, fresh produce, jams, caramel apples, cider and more

Earth First Farms 8335 Smith Rd, Berrien Center, MI | 269-815-3370 | Fri-Sun 10 am-6 pm

  • Certified organic apples ($1/pound)

  • Rent-a-tree program, CSA, cider and pies

Fruit Acres Farm Market

2789 Friday Rd, Coloma MI | 269 468-3668 | Sat-Sun 9 am-7 pm

  • Honeycrisps ($1.49/lb) and several other varieties ($.79/lb)

  • Jams, fruit salsas and butters, dressings, raw honey, frozen pies and frozen fruit

  • Free hayrides to the orchards, picnic area and playground

Gull Meadow Farms

8544 Gull Rd, Richland, MI | 269-629-4214 | 10 am-6 pm

  • 27+ apple varieties ($9/peck | $16/half-bushel)

  • Pumpkin patch, wagon rides, barnyard animals, jump pad, kids' activities and corn maze

  • Donuts, pies, caramel apples, apple butters, preserves, dip mixes, soup mixes

Husted's Farm Market & Cider Mill

9191 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI | 269-372-1237 | Daily 9 am-7 pm

  • 24 apple varieties ($15/half-bushel; $30/half-bushel for Honeycrisps)

  • Donuts, pies, caramel apples and unpasteurized, preservative-free cider

  • Weekend hayrides through the orchards

Jollay Orchards

1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI | 269-468-3075 | Daily 10 am-5 pm

  • 11 apple varieties ($15/half-bushel; $30/half-bushel for Honeycrisps)

  • Fresh apple cider, donuts, fruit pies and famous Michigan Melts just down the road at Grandpa's Cider Mill

  • Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, haunted schoolhouse and playground

Lehman's Orchard 2280 Portage Rd, Niles, MI | 269-683-9078 | Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm & Sun 12-5 pm

  • $1.25/lb ($1.50/lb for Honeycrisps)

  • Farm-made honey, jams, syrups, pickles, relishes, vinegars, fudge, wine, hard cider, nut butters and more

Nyes Apple Barn

3151 Niles Rd, St Joseph, MI | 269-429-0596 | 9 am-5 pm

  • 13 varieties (1 bushel minimum purchase)

  • Fresh-made cider, fruit pies, caramel apples, Michigan maple syrup and honey, fresh produce, jams, jellies, dressings, salsas and more

Overhiser Orchards

6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI | 269-236-6312

  • 24+ apple varieties ($.75/lb)

  • Fresh apple cider, produce, local honey and maple syrup, jams, jellies, soaps, farm-made alpaca yarn, winter apple storage and more

  • Hayrides (1-4 pm), corn maze (1-4 pm), barnyard animals and small playground

Springhope Farm 18720 Cleveland Ave. Galien MI | 269-545-8313 | 1-6 pm daily

  • 10+ apple varieties ($.90/lb, $1.40/lb for Honeycrisps)

  • Produce, picnic area and wagon rides (weekends only)

Stokes Homestead Farm Market

13988 County Rd 215, Grand Junction MI | 269-427-7777 | Tue-Sun 11 am-5 pm

  • Honey crisps and other varieties

  • Apple cider, corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, playground, barrel train rides, playground, jump pad, gem mining, corn crib, bakery, full-service restaurant, fresh produce and wine sampling

Stover's Farm

7837 M-139, Berrien Springs, MI | 269-471-1401 | Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm

  • 10+ apple varieties

  • Ready picked produce, jams, jellies, honey, pickles, salsas and more

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm 9351 E Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI | 269-782-7101 | Fri-Mon 10 am-6 pm

  • 200+ apple varieties

  • Cider, pickles, apple butter, jams, jellies and more

  • Wagon rides, pony rides, Rent-A-Tree program

VerHage Fruit Farms & Cider Mill 8619 W ML Ave, Kalamazoo, MI | 269-375-0153 | Daily 9 am- 6 pm

  • Fresh-made pies, cider, donuts, fudge, caramel apples, danishes and cinnamon rolls

  • Barnyard animals, zip line, jump pad, "tractor driving school," apple train, face painting and more (weekends only)

Apple Picking | Southwest Michigan Kids

Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to check out our guide to local corn mazes and pumpkin patches here and our Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List here.

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