Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, located in southwest
Michigan, offers pick-your-own and fresh-harvested fruits in season. Apricots, cherries,
peaches, nectarines, pears, plums, apples, blackberries, and red and black raspberries are
all grown at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm. Our country market boasts a variety of fruitful
products including our own cherry topping, ciders, and apple butters. Tree-Mendus
Fruit Farm is home of the world famous International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship
which happens every year on the first Saturday of July (July 1, 2000). Test your own
cherry pit spitting skill - order an Official Cherry Pit Spitter Training Kit (see
Tree-Mendus Extras) and set up in your own back yard!
For those who prefer to leave the driving to others, Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts picking
and/or touring motor coach visits; meals may also be included (see Tours).
Our facilities also offer ideal settings for outdoor weddings, receptions, poetry readings
and group picnics. From fruit picking opportunities to ordering a selection of apples for
your own elegant apple-tasting party, we hope to be a part of your "Tree-Mendus"
plans. Thank you for your visit! We hope to meet you in person some day.
Our Mission Statement
A family operated business that
strives to provide the best service to our visitors while furnishing a variety of the
freshest and highest quality fruit available in an atmosphere for clean outdoor
family fun. Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm History!
It all began in the 1920s at the Pennsylvania Railroad station in Ft. Wayne,
Indiana. An enterprising young man sold some of his carload of fresh apples to a young
lady with sparkling eyes. When William and Leone Teichman married two years later, they
planted their dreams of growing sweet, juicy fruit atop a high ridge near Eau Claire,
Michigan on 160 acres they named "Skyline Orchards". Because their romance
sparked over a basket of Jonathan apples, Williams first planting was 15 acres of
Jonathans. It was unheard of at that time to plant so much of one variety. Two rows
of those Jonathan apples still exist on the farm today and can be seen while touring the
grounds. Once settled on Skyline Orchards, farm and family soon flourished. Today, Skyline
Orchards has evolved to encompass over 450 acres known as Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, and a
family four generations strong. William and Leones son Herb, his wife Liz purchased
the farm from his parents in 1969, it was their goal to have enough land to operate a
recreational and "pick your own" farm. That goal was reached in 1972 and today
their children and grandchildren continue the family tradition of growing the finest
apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears; raspberries available.
The Herb Teichman family is involved with all operations of the farm. There's the
mail-order business (Tree-Mendus Select), up keep of the Antique Apple Museum Orchard, the
Tree House Country Market and acres of wooded land for you and your family to enjoy.
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm has been host to many family activities for over 25 years, among
the most unique and fascinating is The International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship,
held every year on the first Saturday in July. Its the only Cherry Pit Spitting
Contest recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. There is plenty of wooded
land to hike or, relish in a picnic on a sunny afternoon while you pick your fruit from
over 450 acres of orchards.
Tradition and devotion to produce and market the finest fresh fruit available keeps
customers coming back to Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm year after year, generation after
generation. We hope you too will come and enjoy the orchards and make your trip to our
farm a tradition with your family and friends.