Dive Right into Fall with U-Pick Apples and Pumpkin Patches

Apple picking is so much more than gathering produce.

Enjoying time outdoors in the midst of the crisp fall air and the beautiful colors is the real experience. We are lucky to have so many different varieties of apples in Michigan and this is the time of year for you and your family to gather your very own bounty.

If you’re wondering where you can go to pick a peck of apples (including organic) around Southwest Michigan, we’ve got your list right here!

Looking for the perfect pumpkin? For the ultimate fun fall activity, head to one of the pumpkin patches and let the kids select the perfect pumpkin.

Note: Since apple varieties ripen at different times of the season, it’s best to check directly with a farm’s u-pick schedule online or give a call to see when your favorites are ready for picking.

U Pick Apple Guide Kalamazoo

U-Pick ‘Em and Enjoy at these Apple Orchards and Farms

Gull Meadow Farms  | 8544 Gull Road, Richland | (269) 629-4214 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, family activities, “Pumpkin Lane,” bakery, and cider.

U Pick Apple Kalamazoo

Photo courtesy Gull Meadow Farms

Husted Farm Market  | 9191 West Main Street, Kalamazoo | (269) 372-1237  | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-pick apples, cider, homemade donuts and pies, caramel apples, produce, pumpkins, and weekend hayrides.

VerHage’s Fruit Farm and Cider Mill  | 8619 West ML Avenue, Kalamazoo | (269) 375-0153 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, train ride, zip line, hayride, jump pad, pony rides, animal barn, bakery, and market.

Corey Lake Orchards | 12147 Corey Lake Road, Three Rivers | (269) 244-5690 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples (on the weekends), u-pick herbs and flowers, pumpkins, hard cider, baked goods, and other produce. 

Crane Orchard | 6054 124th Avenue, Fennville | (269) 561-8651 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze,  and cow train rides.

Gary Crane’s U-Pick Farm  | 6017 124th Avenue, Fennville | (269) 561-5126  | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkins, nectarines, cut flowers, gourds, and chestnuts.

Overhiser Orchards  | 6405 109th Avenuenue, South Haven | (269) 236-6312  | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkins, cider, petting zoo, corn maze, and wagon rides.

Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc.  | 60139 County Road 652, Mattawan | (269) 668-3724 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples, pumpkins, squash, wagon rides, cider, donuts, and market.

Jollay Orchards Farm  | 1850 Friday Road, Coloma | (269) 468-3075 | Facebook
What You’ll Find:  U-Pick apples, pumpkins, cider, hayride, market, corn maze, playground, and children’s activities.

Big Dan’s U-Pick ‘Em And Farm Market  | 65980 66th Avenue, Hartford | (269) 621-4037 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-pick honeycrisp apples for a limited time, wagon rides to the fields. 

Brookside Farms  | 1475 116th Avenue, Otsego | (269) 672-5727 | Facebook
What You’ll Find: U-Pick apples and raspberries, fudge.

Organic Apples

Earth First Farms  | 8335 Smith Road, Berrien Center | (269) 815-3370 | Facebook
What You’ll Find:  U-Pick organic apples, cider, u-pick tomatoes, peppers, basil, flowers and other vegetables, donuts, and caramel apples.

Country Mill  | 4648 Otto Road, Charlotte | (517) 543-1019  | Facebook
What You’ll Find:  U-Pick apples, including some organic varieties, pumpkins, baked goods, opportunity to feed animals, corn maze, wagon rides and a market with unique gifts, wine, and hard cider. 

Scope out the Best Pumpkin at one of these Spots

Sure, it’s easy to grab a pumpkin at the grocery store or another convenient spot. But for an authentic experience, why not head to a farm or and search the rows for the perfect pumpkin (or two!) for your front porch.

Gene the Pumpkin Man | 22637 M-43, Kalamazoo | (269) 668-2952  | Facebook
What You’ll Find: Pumpkins, squash, gourds, and honey.

Gale Acres Farm  | 3778 N 35th Street, Galesburg | (269) 665-4695 | Facebook
What You’ll Find:  Pumpkins, squash, corn stalks, and a vintage barn with decorations for the home.

Soil Friends Farm & Market | 1701 Noth 33rd Street, Galesburg | (866) 758-5487 | Facebook
What You’ll Find:  U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins, pre-picked organic apples, produce, donuts, hard cider, food specials, and special family events.

Harvest Moon Acres  | 18725 M-40 Highway, Gobles | (269) 628-5401  | Facebook
What You’ll Find: Pumpkins, gourds, fall decor, corn maze, outdoor “fun zone,” petting zoo, hayrides, market, cider, and donuts.

Motycka’s Pumpkins  | 9709 O Avenue West, Kalamazoo | (269) 375-5000 
What You’ll Find:  Pumpkins, squash, gourds and take a trip in the FREE corn maze.

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