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.
The Sweet Cherry harvesting has ended and the Tart Cherry U-Pick will be ending on Monday July 27th. If you missed the fresh market season, don't worry, we are filling 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.
Plums are available in our country store along with apricots, we have many varieties available here at Tree-Mendus as to extend our harvesting season. We do not offer U-Pick on them at this time.
Peach season has arrived and August is the "Peachest" month. Here at Tree-Mendus we grow over 25 different varieties as our harvesting season begins in late July and continues through August and into September. If you are looking for the Red Haven variety please call before you come to make sure they are ready. Right now we are picking the early varieties. All Michigan peaches are best tree ripened and fresh picked.
Some of the early Apple varieties are starting to ripen and we will continue to have more and more available as the summer continues and through the fall. We grow over 200 varieties of apples here at Tree-Mendus and many are the hard to find Heritage Verities. I bet we have your favorite. Don't hesitate to call for more information.
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!