What's Ripe-N-Ready


          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.

          The Sweet Cherry harvesting continues and will last another week or so for U-Pick, but we will have them available in the store for a few weeks yet as we will clean up our orchards. 

          We have started our Tart Cherry harvesting and they will continue being available until mid-late July.  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.

          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.  We do plan to bring in Michigan peaches from up north where they did not suffer the damage we did.  We hope you will still stop by and see us and purchase Michigan peaches from our store.

          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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