Welcome to Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, reporting on what's going on here at the orchard. Our country store will be opening for the 2018 season on Friday June 8th. Our hours will be Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are closed on Tuesdays. If you need to contact us call during regular office hours (269-782-7101) or you can e-mail us at email@example.com. Feel free to message us on Facebook.
As many of you know we have had quite a cool spring and it seems at this point we may be a week to 10 days behind the average harvesting dates. The blossoms were plentiful and the bees were working hard on the warm days. You can see some of the pictures of different fruits in blossom on our Instagram #treemendusfruit or on Facebook page.
We had a busy winter getting all the trees trimmed and spring has been full of pulling brush and working soil for new orchards. We have been planting peaches and cherries so far this spring and those crazy rain days we had were welcome and watered our new trees nicely.
Be sure to call ahead or check here for the Ripe-N-Ready Report before you come for any harvesting. We will start with Sweet Cherries in Mid to late June and Tart Cherries and apricots will follow. Some of you may remember we had a 80% crop loss in apricots last year so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a Tree-Mendus crop this year. Mother Nature is always in charge!! She decides when it is cool, warm, hot, or wet!! We keep a close eye on the orchards to give our best guess on when harvesting dates will be here but sometimes she, "Mother Nature" changes that up for us so please stay in touch because we know many of our guests drive long distances to get some Tree-Mendus Fruit!
Mark your calendar for the annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship held right here at Tree-Mendus fruit on the first Saturday of July. This year it will be July 7th. Qualifying rounds begin at 10 am until noon with the top spitters and championship to begin at 1:00 pm. Its a fun day for all ages. Come and test your "Spitability"
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 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!