Welcome to Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, reporting on what's going on here at the orchard. Our farm market is open for the 2016 season. Our hours are Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are closed on Tuesdays throughout the harvesting season. Please note the orchard closes at 5:30 Michigan time.
Sweet Cherry Harvest has begun and they are Tree-Mendus. Harvesting will continue through June and into early July while supplies last. Tart Cherry harvesting looks like it will start in early July but be sure to check the ripe-n-ready report when it gets closer to the date. We have had such crazy weather this spring and that effects the ripening of the fruit. Lots of hot days will speed up the ripening date and the cooler weather slows it down. Mother nature is in total control of when our fruit will be ready.
We will have some apricots in the farm market in early July followed by some early plums. There is always fresh fruit from our farm in our market for those of you who don't wish to pick your own.
Mark your calendars for the Annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship always held here at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm the first Saturday of July. This year it will be held on July 2nd. We will have qualifying rounds from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the top qualifying spitters to compete at 1:00 p.m. This is a family event you won't want to miss. Fun for all ages! We will have tart cherry harvesting in the orchard as well and don't forget our pitting facilities. You can wash, sort, and have your tart cherries pitted before you go home. It is always good to bring a cooler to protect your harvest for your ride home.
New this year, we will be offering orchard tours (with reservation) on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of August with no minimum guests. Tour dates will be Aug 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th at 12:00 and 2:00. Our narrated orchard Tour will be about 45 min through the Tree-Mendus farm and orchard on our Folkswagon or shuttle (weather permitting). The cost is $10.00 per person with 5 yr and under free. Call now for reservations.
If you are missing some of our Tree-Mendus Fruit favorites we can ship them to you at any time. Available are Sweet & Tart Cherry Juice, Dark, Heritage or Cherry Apple Cider, and our freshly frozen tart cherries in 10lb and quart size containers. Just send us an e-mail or give us a call.
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 email@example.com. 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!