Frequently asked questions

When are you open?


Cherries: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am - 5pm July 10 - July 30, 2020 Apple cider and donuts: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am-5pm Sept 25 - Nov 15, 2020




How does it work / do I need to bring anything?


You don't need to bring a thing! We will provide everything including bags to take your cherries home in :) 1. Follow the signs for the u-pick and park in the back on the grass (where the Park Here sign is) 2. Come up front to the check-in tent 3. We will provide you one-time use bags and tell you where the best cherries are 4. Bring your bags back to the tent, we will weigh them, and you'll be on your way!




How much does it cost?


Cherry Walk: $5/person U-Pick: $3 per person + $3/lb - Kids are free - $3 is waived if you pick more than 5lbs (i.e. if you pick 5lbs, you pay $15 in total) Cherry Walk: Tour the whole farm and eat as many cherries as you want while you enjoy the scenery! This year, we will not have any pre-picked cherries available for purchase.




Is your farm organic? What sustainability practices does your farm follow?


Unfortunately, cherries can not be grown organically for fresh quality in Michigan. Our vegetables and other crops are grown without any sprays, but we do not go through the process of organic certification because our CSA is too small to justify the cost. However, we are deeply committed to environmental sustainability and the absolute safety of our cherries. We use an Integrated Pest Management approach to minimize spraying and nip pest and disease issues in the bud in order to avoid the use of harsher chemicals. Our farm participates in an environmental review program as well as two annual food safety audits in order to ensure that we are being the best possible stewards of the land and that our fruit is grown and harvested in a sustainable, healthy manner. We use compostable or recyclable packaging products to further reduce our environmental impact, and we aspire to use solar energy to move our farm in the direction of carbon neutrality over the course of the next few years.




What are you doing to minimize the risk of Covid-19?


The health and wellness of our customers and employees is our primary concern, which means we are taking careful measures to create a clean and safe cherry-picking experience: We will provide you with single-use plastic bags upon your arrival, which will be used to weigh the cherries, and are meant to be taken home. All employees will be wearing masks and gloves and disinfecting all equiptment and surfaces frequently. Markers will be placed in the check-out line to keep customers at a distance of six feet apart. Customers are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, use our hand sanitizer, and maintain six feet of distance between your group and others.





555 Wilson Road

Traverse City, MI 49686

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