Peach Picking Michigan: Michigan Peach Season is Here
Peach picking in Michigan is a late summer rite of passage on Michigan fruit farms, and one bite of a fresh, juicy peach and you’ll know why.
Peach season is big in Michigan: the peach orchards and peach farms in Michigan are known for their delicious peach varieties, too.
What is better than a fresh, sweet peach on a hot August evening? Sitting on the front porch
with your feet up and a glass of sweet tea by your side and the sun setting over the hill. I don’t think anything can beat those moments.
While Michigan may not be known for peaches, it is home to many farms that are ready for Michiganders and tourists alike to take them home. Or, if you’re feeling impatient, eat them in the car. I know I would.
When to Pick A Peach in Michigan
Michigan u pick season starts in early July for some fruits, but the peach picking season gets underway a little later. Peach picking season is just starting, so don’t fret if you’re just getting to it. Most farms open early to mid-August and close in October.
Visit these farms in Michigan to pick fruit and you’ll have peaches for months! You can use our interactive Google map at the bottom of the page to find the best spots for peach picking in Michigan.
Best UPick Peaches in West Michigan and Southwest Michigan
Fruit Acres Farm Market and U-Pick
2789 Friday Road Coloma, MI 49038
Starting August 13th, you will want to make sure your weekend plans include peach picking at Fruit Acres Farm. With multiple different kinds of peaches to pick, try them all! Eat some as they are, can a few, or make peach cobbler. With peaches, the opportunities are endless, especially when you can buy them by the pound.
The Gary Crane U-Pick Farm/ Crane Orchards
6017 124th Ave, Fennville, Michigan 49408
At The Gary Crane U-Pick Farm, not far from Lake Michigan, peach picking is in its prime. Open since the last week of July, I would say head on over as soon as you can as each peach variety is only available for picking for about a week. Even better, your peaches per pound will be 25 cents less than last year! What a great way to justify buying an extra pound.
Grange Avenue Market and U-Pick Orchard
1900 13 Mile Road Northeast Rockford, MI 49341
A beautiful orchard, Grange Avenue Market is not one to miss. All of your dream Instagram peach picking pics will be possible and on the side you get to pick delicious peaches.
6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI
After a nice morning at the beach, make sure to head over to Overhiser Orchards for your afternoon snack. With hundreds of acres, the diverse wildlife and scenery will not disappoint. You can even book a tour to see the whole thing!
Peach Ridge Farms
4350 Peach Ridge Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544
As their website says, “Local. Fresh. Straight From the Farm,” Peach Ridge Farms is the place to go. Since 2002, this family owned business has strived to provide the perfect peaches for your family to enjoy.
The Shafer Farm LLC
9800 Hartline Rd. Baroda MI 49101
A family owned farm for three generations, The Shafer Farm LLC is a great place to feel at home. Open August through October, there is plenty of time to plan your trip to Baroda and enjoy this quaint farm with high quality fruit. Picking peaches at the Shafer Farm means choosing from a wide variety, including the Red Haven, a popular Michigan peach.
3441 S Morton Rd Ludington, MI 49431
While it is a little further north, Christofferson Farms is worth the hike. While you’re there picking peaches, check out their many u-pick options! From plums to apricots, you can leave with a trunk full of fruit.
Moelker Orchards and Farm Market
9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Last but not least, Moelker Orchards and Farm Market is what I would call, peachy keen. While they are not a u-pick farm, their peaches are precisely picked for peak ripeness. Try not to eat them all on the way home!
More Southwest and West Michigan Upick Peaches
1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
Stover’s Farm Market
7837 M-139, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
UPick Peach Farms in Northern MI
King Orchards Farm Market
986 US-31 South Kewadin, Michigan 49648
King Orchards Farm Market near Traverse City is your one stop shop! From merchandise, baked goods, and u-pick peaches, you can have it all in not only one day, but one stop! If you see them at a local farmers market, make sure to stop by and say hi and grab a scrumptious pie for later. King Orchards also the sought-after Red Haven peach, a freestone peach known for its sweet taste.
Jacobs Farm TC
7100 East Traverse Hwy, M-72 West, Traverse City, MI 49684
You’ve probably passed with picturesque farm just west of Traverse City along M-72; you’ll recognize it by the bright red barn and pretty picket fencing. There’s peach picking, and you’ll also find a full-service restaurant so you can treat yourself after a day picking in the orchard! You’ll even find live music on the weekends. Visitors come not only for picking, for the many activities like the farm market, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, and apple orchard.
11221 Munro Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690, United States
Family-owned Rennie Orchards has a solid U pick schedule all season long. The fruit here is delicious, and what’s equally enticing are the panoramic views you’ll find around the orchard. It’s a friendly, happy place: whether its peach season, cherry season or apple season, this is a Traverse City area must-visit.
UPick Peaches in Michigan’s Thumb
McCallum’s Orchard and Cider Mill
5697 Harris Rd, Jeddo, MI 48032
Imagine it now, a crisp fall day with the sun shining just enough to keep the jacket in the car and it’s Saturday morning. You’re bored and you come across this article, specifically McCallum’s Orchard and Cider Mill. You decide to go. What do you come with? Donuts, cider, peaches, and memories made. Jeddo is not far from charming Lexington, a top Michigan beachtown. Make sure to check it out if you are in the area.
Peach Picking in Southeast Michigan
Westview Orchards & Winery
65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095
This sprawling farm just south of Romeo, home of the Michigan peach festival, is an award-winning sesquicentennial family farm. That means it’s been in the same family for at least 150 years, so they know what they’re doing! It’s fun to peach pick and explore the ground here, but what we love best is the onsite bakery where you’ll find fresh-made pies, donuts and more.
Blakes Orchard and Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005
Blakes is summer fun land in southeast Michigan and it continues all the way through to the holiday season in December. From a petting zoo to a farm market to festivals and a cider tasting room, you’ll find a lot to do in addition to peach picking here.
Erie Orchards and Cider Mill
1235 Erie Road, Monroe MI 48133
You’ll find the sought-after Red Haven peaches for picking here, along with fresh-baked peach pies, cobblers and even cider slushies. This quiet little farm spring to life during Upick season through the fall, with celebrations and kids weekends, too.
10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
Friendly Spicers Orchards are known for their apples but they have a lot of other Upick fruits too, including Red Haven peaches.
More UPick Fruits and Michigan Farms to Visit
Looking for a Upick farm? The Michigan Upick scene is hot: Michigan is home to hundreds of farms and orchards to pick offering fresh, Michigan grown fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re picking for canning and freezing or simply some fresh eating, many Michigan farms welcome you to pick their abundant crops.
Strawberry Picking – The long-awaited Michigan strawberry picking season signals the start of summer, and there’s nothing like a locally grown strawberry at the peak of freshness. You can find where to pick strawberries here.
Apple Picking -Apple farms are popular in Michigan, heading to a Michigan apple orchard or cider mill is a Michigan fall must. Use our Complete Guide to the Best Michigan Apple Orchards and Cider Mills for more detailed info.
Blueberry Picking – Michigan is home to many blueberry picking farms that simply buzz with activity during blueberry picking season. Heading to one of Michigan’s amazing blueberry farms and their acres of blueberry bushes is one of my favorite summer activities.
Cherry Picking – Whether you’re looking for tart cherries, a sour cherry like the Montmorency tart cherry or black sweet cherries, Traverse city is where you’ll want to be. The farms near Traverse City are lined with rows of cherry trees. Don’t miss National Cherry Festival, held every July in Traverse City; it’s a lot of fun and great place to pick up some Michigan gifts.
Raspberry Picking- Use our guide to Michigan Upick farms to find the best spots to pick raspberries in Michigan.
Pumpkin Picking – Fall doesn’t put an end to the Upick season in Michigan. Many Michigan farms embrace the harvest season with fall fairs and festivals; you might find a corn maze or some haunted houses.
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About the Author –
Allie Horning is a current undergraduate Senior studying Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University. She has had a passion for writing since elementary school and hopes to continue writing throughout her life, whether it be for fun or for work. Or, if the two overlap that would be even better! Currently she is figuring out her post-graduation plans and enjoying her last true summer.