BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Always call ahead the day of your trip for our local weather and picking conditions at 1-269-561-5126. Weather in Southwest Michigan can be unpredictable, we reserve the right to close the U-Pick due to weather conditions or limited fruit supply. Our phone message is updated daily, and occasionally throughout the day.
* Peaches & berries should not be picked when wet.
Layered shirts, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats and closed-toed flat shoes are best.
Bags and containers are available to purchase but why not save a little money and bring your own! Small shallow boxes or 1/2 bushel baskets work best for all fruits, heavy duty bags will work for apples.
* Raspberry containers are provided.
U-PICK GENERAL RULES
Remember that when you visit a farm, you are a visitor. Like many farms, it is both the family’s home and business. Respect their property and
- Always check in at the pay station upon arrival. Our farm staff will give you all the necessary picking information and provide a golf cart ride to your picking destination. This is also where you will collect picking containers if needed or weigh any containers that you have brought.
- Please read and obey all signs. Follow directions about where and what to pick.
- Dispose of trash in the proper receptacles.
- For their safety, parents or guardians should stay with their children at all times. This is a working farm with equipment and heavy traffic at times.
- Please respect our beautiful property as well as the opportunity to pick. Throwing or damage produce, kicking pumpkins, climbing trees or pulling on branches while in the orchard is strictly prohibited.
- DO not climb on or touch farm equipment. Many machines have sharp edges and moving parts.
- Paying for what you pick policy. We understand that picking your own fruit is fun and it can be easy to pick more than you need. It is a good idea to have an idea of how much you need before you start picking.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
It is important to remember that this is a working orchard so bees will be present. Those with bee sting allergies should take the proper precautions.
Even though we work hard to groom and maintain the farm, there may still be weeds such as poison ivy, poison oak and thistle. All visitors should stay in the designated areas.