What and where is Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm? Our U-Pick fruit farm is in southwestern Michigan 15 miles from the sunset shore ofLake Michigan, about 25 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan line and 100 miles from the loop in Chicago.  The farm is one mile from south to north and occupies about 450 acres of orchards, open fields, woodland and ponds.
When are we open at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
Winter Office Hours:    Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spring Market Hours:    Opening in the spring on June 8th 2018.   Wednesday's through Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. We are closed on Tuesdays (orchard closed at 5:30 for U-Pick, Please try to arrive by 5:00 p.m. so you have adequate time for picking)

Fall Market Hours:
After Labor Day weekend, starting September 3rd, we will be open Friday through Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (orchard closed at 5:30 for U-Pick, Please try to arrive by 5:00 p.m. so you have adequate time for picking)

Orchard and Market will close for the season on October 29th, 2018.
Winter hours will then be in effect.  However, if you wish to purchase any Tree-Mendus fruit products you can call for an appointment and someone can meet you at our Country Store for you to pick them up, or we can ship your products to you.

How do you get to Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
FROM CHICAGO (west):  Take I-94 to exit 29 (Meadowbrook Road) in Michigan. At exit ramp light cross Pipestone Rd. to Meadowbrook rd. Follow Meadowbrook east to M-140. Go south (right) on M-140,  6 1/2 miles to Eureka Road, then 1.5 miles east to farm. 

FROM DETROIT (east):   Take I-94 to exit 41 (M-140). Follow   M-140  south 12 miles to Eureka Road, then 1.5 miles east to farm. 

FROM SOUTH BEND:   Follow US-33/Bus. 31 throughNiles to  M-140.   Go north on M-140 12 miles to Eureka Road, then 1.5 miles east to farm. 

FROM INDIANAPOLIS (south or southwest):  Follow US-31 bypass north into Michigan.  Exit at Snow Rd.  Go through Berrien Springs, cross the river on Bus. 31 one mile.  Take Dean's Hill Road - follow signs.  Take Dean's Hill Road 3 miles to M-140, then left 6 miles on M-140 to Eureka Road, then 1.5 miles east to farm.

How to contact us at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm
9351 E. Eureka Rd
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Phone: 269-782-7101 or 877-863-3276
Fax:   269-782-7166
How do I find out when my favorite fruit is ready to pick?
To find out what is Ripe-N-Ready you can call us anytime for a recorded report at 877-863-3276, or during regular business hours to talk to us personally.  Don’t forget to check out the report here on our web site or you can follow us on Facebook.

What do we grow at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
We grow sweet and tart cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears and over 250 varieties of apples.  We also grow red and black raspberries, blackberries, quince, hazelnuts and even some paw paws!  Because of the climate-moderating affects of the lake, we can more consistently grow such fruits as apricots, peaches and nectarines than more inland locales.  Our soils, sunshine and cool evenings combine to produce the best of flavor.  As our name implies, our focus is to grow tree fruits and to grow them well.  Our belief is that after biting into a fresh piece of fruit at our farm, you’ll want to say, “Tree-Mendus!”
Do I have to pick my own fruit?
We are always bringing in fresh picked fruit to our country store market, so you will always have the finest and freshest fruit to choose from.  We do try to have all varieties ripe available for you and in the quantity to suit your specific needs.  At Tree-Mendus Fruit we take pride in our quality and freshness and have it available so you can take some Tree-Mendus Fruit home with you.
Do we serve lunch or provide food?
Of corse we have plenty of fresh fruit to snack on!!! We have beverages to purchase and some snack food available.  We serve our famous Cherry or Apple Waffle Boats fresh from hot irons topped with whipped cream and our home made pie squares that hit the spot with a cup of coffee or cider.  We also have Apple Cider Slushers to cool you off after harvesting on a warm summer day. They are 100% natural.
What to do upon arrival at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
Make a brief stop at the country market to obtain an orchard permit and then you will be ready to head to the orchard.  Whether you go by your own car or our shuttle wagon (offered most fall weekends, weather permitting) and take time to enjoy the scenery.  You may bring your own containers or we have some here available for you.  Treat yourselves to a Cherry Waffle Boat and cup of cider or coffee when finished picking!
Do we have wagon ride's?
Weather permitting, we have wagon rides saturday and sunday's from 12:00 to 4:00 in the fall in and around our U-Pick orchard. Sometimes when the U-Pick customers are minimal, we allow you to drive out to the orchard.  Yes, it is free for those wanting to pick-your-own fruit.

What else is there to do at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm?
You’ll find our Tree-Mendus Country Market is a good place to shop for delicious fruit products, honey, maple syrup, mustards, cookbooks, t-shirts, sweat shirts, country crafts, gifts and more.  We have a picnic and playground area everyone’s enjoyment.   Pony rides in the orchard area are available most weekends, weather permitting.  Check our 2017 events calendar for weekend-specific events.

What is the International Cherry Pit-Spit?
The Pit-Spit Championship is an annual event at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm held the first Saturday of July annually. Qualifying rounds are from 10:00 to 12:00 and you receive 3 tart cherries (with a donation to charity) and you can spit the pit.   The top 10 spitters of your age bracket will move on to the championship.  Yes, you can spit during qualifications more than once, however, if someone is in line that hasn't had a chance to spit yet, they will be allowed to go before anyone that has already had a turn.  Your top spit is the distance used to qualify you into the championship.  At 1:00 p.m. the championship start’s with the youngest youth group and continues on up to the championship.  You will receive 3 cherries and 3 spits only in the competition.  The furthest spit in each division wins.  We do have a chicken lunch that is served with a minimal fee, and some concessions are available.  Don’t forget that you can visit our orchard and pick some cherries to take home.

Does Tree-Mendus Fruit ship products?
More and more of our friends who have visited our farm have been calling to ask us to prepare gift baskets or special orders of fresh fruit, jams, jellies, toppings and other items from our orchards and country market. We've selected some of the most popular items from our country market and put together a selection of packages, gift baskets and other items that we think will bring memories of country air and summer sunshine into your home at any time of the year. You can call us during regular business hours to place your order or feel free to e-mail us or message us on Facebook. 

Where is the best place to store the fruit I pick?
In general, store your fruit in a cool spot.  If you leave fruit out on your counter, make sure you plan to eat it in the next day or two.  When purchasing a quantity of fruit, because it is tree ripened and fresh picked, many time's it will last longer.  Keep most in the refrigerator and leave out what you plan to use right away.  This way you can take more Tree-Mendus Fruit home with you and enjoy the fresh home grown taste longer.
Can I purchase a fruit tree?
Yes, we are currently selling a wide selection of fruit trees, and smaller fruits including Heritage Apple Trees.  Supplies are limited each year.  You may pre-order if we don't have the variety you are looking for.  Ask a Tree-Mendus associate for details.
Are personal pets allowed on the Farm?
Yes and No.  As of this time a pet may be brought on the farm but must be secured on a leash. Customers are responsible for their pet's actions and reactions.  Pets are not allowed in the Country Store at any time.
Do you have a picnic area?
Yes, we have a general area with picnic tables along with a playground.  We ask that you be considerate of other's using the area and only use the table's you need to accommodate your party.  We would appreciate that trash is picked up and put in cans available and please depart by closing time, 6:00 p.m.
We do have a private picnic area available to you as well; please call for pricing and reservations.
Can we go out to the orchard just to look around?
Unfortunately we cannot allow people just to go out on the farm to go anywhere.  The farm spreads close to 500 acres and it would be impossible to keep track of you.  We have routes in place for the area's we are utilizing for our customers and they must stay on them.  There is a $10.00 min purchase to go on the farm.  (It does not cost $10.00 to go onto the farm; this is applied to your u-pick purchase).
Phone:  269-782-7101 or 877-863-3276
Fax:   269-782-7166
  9351 E. Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111
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About our Farm
Our Location
Calendar of Events
Farm Tours
International Cherry Pit-Spit
Heritage Apples
Apple Gift Packages
Tree-Mendus Products
Cider & Juice
Frequently Asked Questions
Helpful Hints
Fruit Ripening Chart