Welcome to Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, reporting on what's going on here at the orchard. Our Farm market is open for the season. Our hours are Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our orchard closes at 5:30. We are closed on Tuesday. Please call during regular business hours for the up to the minute harvesting schedule.
Peach season has arrived. Right now we have a good supply of peaches in our country store. However at this time our U-Pick for them is closed. Here at Tree-Mendus we grow over 25 different varieties of peaches so our harvesting season begins in late July and continues through August and into September. As our peach trees are still recovering from the freeze of 2012, we are only offfering U-Pick when the orchards are supplied with ample peaches that are ready for harvesting. You should always call before you come to check on availability in the orchard. We will always have a fresh supply of peaches in our country store. All Michigan peaches are best tree ripened and fresh picked.
Plums and apricots are still available in our country store, but the season is coming to an end for the apricots. We will continue to have plums as the different varieties ripen through September.
We grow over 200 varietes of apples on the farm and they are beginning to come in nicely. Right now we have the Pristine, Dandy Red, Red Free and Paula Red varieties available.....and there will be many more to come. We do offer U-Pick on apples right now.
If you missed the cherry harvesting season, don't worry, we have filled our freezers with freshly picked and pitted tart cherries in quart and 10lb containers available anytime. We will even ship them to you if you wish.
If you can't make it to the farm we do have 2 farmers markets that we attend. Friday from 7-1 at the St Charles Bakers Church in Illinois and Sundays from 9-2 at the Frankfort Country Market in Illinois. Come see us for some Tree-Mendus Fruit.
The results are in for the 42nd annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship. Held right here at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm. It was a "spitacular" event and we would like to thanks all that attended this year. Next year our Pit- Spit will be on Saturday July 2nd. This event is free of charge and is for every age! Qualifying rounds start at 10:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. All of the top spitters in their designated division will then compete in the championship rounds that begin at 1:00. Join us for a family fun event.
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. For your fall visit you may want to consider renting an apple tree from our family tree orchard. This is a private orchard to "Rent-A-Tree" customers only. Our "Family Rent-A Tree" program allows families to "rent" an apple tree for the season. We take care of it; all you have to do is pick it! Bring the family and enjoy a picnic under your very own tree. Choose from apple varieties like, Mutsu, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome, Jonathan, and Holiday.
Nancy is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. If you receive our newsletter in late May, some of this information will be in there, but up to the minute details on harvesting and added specials will only be sent via e-mail. You can call us anytime for more information, or check here for the Ripe-N-Ready report.
Did you know in addition to U-Pick and we-pick fruit in season, Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm accommodates company picnics, group orchard tours and country dinners by reservation. Our recreation area is a private picnic area nestled in a valley surrounded by trees for privacy. A pavilion is also available in case of rain. So plan for next spring or summer now. Call during regular office hours to schedule your event.
Thanks for visiting and have a Tree-Mendus Day!