What's Ripe-N-Ready

FAQ

          Welcome to Tree-Mendus Fruit Ripe-N-Ready Report.   Our hours are Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  We are closed on Tuesdays.  During harvesting season the orchard closes at 5:30, so be sure to arrive in time to finish you're harvesting by then.

          We now have Michigan peaches in our country store.  Unfortunately this year in January we had a 22 below zero temperature, which destroyed our Apricot, Plum, and Peach crop.  We will not be having U-Pick on any of these fruits.  You can still stop by and see us and purchase Michigan peaches and many other Tree-Mendus Fruit favorites from our store.

          The Sweet Cherry harvesting is over.  We will still have a few in our country store while supplies last. 

          Tart Cherry harvesting is coming to a close.  We plan to have the orchard open for U-Pick through July 28th, however, if this crazy heat continues the quality will continue to diminish.  If you don't have a chance to pick your own we have quart and 10lb containers of our own pitted tarts available in the country store.  We are no longer taking orders for fresh picked.  If you would like to have your tart cherries pitted we have facilities where you can wash, sort, and have your cherries pitted before you go home for a small per pound fee.  It is always a good idea to bring a cooler to transport your harvest home.

          We plan to start early varieties of apple U-Pick around August 1st with Pears about a week behind them.  Give us a call for varieties and availability.         

          To give your family something to do at the farm instead of picking peaches, this year we are trying our hand at a U-Pick sunflower field.  It is planted and doing well so far.  We are looking for harvest dates around August 16 - 26th.  We are still figuring out the details so stay tuned for something new at Tree-Mendus!!

          When planning your summer events Tree-Mendus Fruit has accommodations for your family to make your visit more enjoyable. We offer a private "valley" picnic area for large groups, family reunions, or any gathering you may have. The valley comes with a pavilion and picnic tables to accommodate any size group. Call for reservations.

          We are continually updating our listing for "e-news". This will be any updates on special events, harvesting, or fruit special's you may want to know about. If you wish to be signed up for this, just e-mail us at the address below and request to be added. We will be sending these e-mails only when there is an update on the season fruits or specials. You can also check us out on Facebook. You can call us anytime for more information. If we are not available please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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