Michigan Orchards- South Central region
The Lansing and Jackson area feature a number of interesting orchards and cider mills, many of them long focused on u-pick and retail visitors.
Appleschram Organic Orchard
Charlotte — Eaton County
Seasonal farm market offering fresh apple cider, apple butter and applesauce made from our own apples. 1-1/5 mi. self-guided, informative nature walk.
Open: mid-Aug. thru Thanksgiving, Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Directions: 6-1/4 mi. W of M-100 on Mt. Hope Hwy., Charlotte.
Beck's Cider Mill
St. Johns — Clinton County
Apples, cider, donuts, tomatoes, pies, squash, pumpkins, caramel apples. Car show, craft show, school tours, hayrides, farm animals, u-pick apples, pumpkins and tomatoes.
Open: September 1- December 31, seven days, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Directions: 7 mi. N of St. Johns on US-27, 1/4 mi. E on Maple Rapids Rd.
Caleb's Cider Mill
8301 Valley Highway, Vermontville — Eaton county
(517) 726-1102, Fax (517) 726-1102
Located in rural Eaton county, Caleb's offers a friendly, family atmosphere.
Fresh apples, peaches, grapes and plums are available in our Gift Shop or for
U-Pick. You can enjoy fresh apple cider and donuts while you visit the
animals in our Petting Zoo.
Open: August through October: Tuesday-Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1051 Barry Road, Haslett — Ingham county
(517) 655-1454, Fax (517) 655-5190
U-pick apples, pumpkins, squash and gords. Horse drawn hayrides on Saturday
and Sunday afternoons. For more picking information call the office.
Open: September through October: Monday-Friday - 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday - 9:30
a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3500 Milnes Rd., Hillsdale — Hillsdale county
(517) 437-4495 Fax (517) 437-7483
Over 20 varieties of apples, cider mill, produce market, garden counter,
two acres of greenhouses, Christmas trees (pre-cut or cut your own), flocked LP cylinder refills
Open: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11490 Wilbur Highway, Eaton Rapids — Eaton county
Our orchard carries a wide variety of high quality Michigan apples including Empire, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Ida Red, Northern Spy and more. Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines are also available when in season. Granny's Orchard produces absolutely the finest apple cider and has Granny herself supplying you with her famous homemade donuts made fresh daily.
Open: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Closed on Mondays.
Hanover — Jackson County
Apples, apple cider & cider mill. We custom press your apples 4 bu./min. by appointment. 16 varieties of cooking & eating apples. Donuts made daily, jams & jellies, gift items, baskets, honey, tours welcome, educational tours, u-pick by appointment, family business, cut flowers in season and pumpkins.
Open: for apples in season, Labor Day-Christmas, Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon. Call for Summer hours and selections available.
Directions: Midway between Jackson and Hillsdale, 1 hour SW of Lansing area. 1/4 mi. W of the Village of Hanover on the S side of Hanover Rd.
Johnston's Applewood Farm
Eaton Rapids — Eaton County
Take a pleasant drive in the country and visit our old cabin filled with good things to taste, smell and feel. Try the county's best fresh sippin' cider and orchard fresh apples. We offer 6 classic varieties to choose from and local maple syrup. Quality country crafts, cozy afghans, tin ware and lovely scented candles available with great service and a smile.
Open: Tues.-Fri., 12-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. call ahead. Closed Mon.
Directions: 4 mi.N of Eaton Rapids on Canal Rd.1/2 mi. past Island Hwy. From Diamondale,take Canal Rd. S 5mi.just 3/4mi. S of Columbia Hwy. From Charlotte, 7mi. E on Island Hwy. then 1/2mi. N on Canal Rd. 2mi. W of M-99 on Columbia Hwy.then 3/4mi. S on Canal Rd.
Britton — Lenawee County
Fruits, vegetables, doughnuts, cider, bakery, nuts, fudge, candy, fruit baskets, specialty items, u-pick apples,pumpkins, cherries & blueberries. Apple Festival Oct. 10 & 11, 1998. We ship apples or combination gift packs. Educational tours available in the Fall.
Open: year around, seven days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions: 4 mi. SE of Tecumseh on Rogers Hwy. Off M-50.
Dexter — Washtenaw County
Plums, apples and cider in season. Honey, jams & jellies.
Open: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Directions: 5 mi. W of Dexter on Island Lake Rd.
Rowbotham's Orchard & Cider Mill
319 23 Mile Rd., Homer — Calhoun County
Apples, pumpkins, squash, gourds, farm fresh cider and donuts. Gift shop.
(Cider after October 15)
Open: September through December 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St Nick's Orchard
Addison — Lenawee County
St. Nick's Orchard is nestled in the southern Irish Hills, hidden 1/2 mi. E of US-127. It boasts beautiful scenery, next to the Addison Mill Pond. The season starts with strawberries, then tart cherries, peaches, pears, apples, sweet corn and pumpkins. Finishing out our season with Christmas trees.
Open: May-December, Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 12-5 p.m.Closed Mon.
Directions: We are 3 mi. S of the US-127 and US-12 intersection on Junction Rd. Go E 1/2 mi. On the N side of the road.
Sweet Seasons Orchards
15787 Allman Rd., Concord
We have fresh apples and fresh cider as well as a bakery with donuts, pies, cookies, caramel apples and many other products. We are a single family operation and encourage orchard walk-abouts and picnics. We have 30 varieties of apples including some older ones like Wolf River in our sales room with many other snack and specialty items.
Open: September through December, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Uncle John's Cider Mill
St. Johns — Clinton County
e-mail Uncle John's
At our farm you can watch us make cider, enjoy our homemade donuts and caramel apples, shop in our gift shop, walk the nature trail, enjoy the bakery, ride the train, visit the spook house, play in the kids corral and enjoy our many special activities!
Open: May 31-Oct. 31, seven days a week, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Directions: Uncle John's is located 7-1/2 mi. N of St. Johns on US-27
visit the Uncle John's website
Warring's Westacre Farm
Jonesville — Hillsdale County
U-pick and picked to order strawberries. June thru mid-July, seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. U-pick and picked to order blueberries. July, seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Ready picked apples, (Red and Yellow Delicious, Empire, Mutsu, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Rome Beauty, Jonathan, Mcintosh); cider, popcorn, gift baskets and boxes, pumpkins and gourds.
Open: Oct., seven days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. December-Jan., Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m.
Directions: 5211 W. Chicago Rd., Hwy. US-12, 13.2 mi. E of Coldwater (I-69). Located halfway between Allen and Jonesville.
3426 N. Michigan Rd. (M-99)
Dimondale — Eaton County
Phone: (517) 646-6543
Welcome to Witte Orchards & Farm Market. We are open year-round and invite you to visit our family owned Farm Market and choose from our unique line of products. We are excited to have available for you our all natural, hormone-free, farm fresh meats; which include beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. We also provide Michigan grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh in-season and frozen year-round. Please visit our website (www.witteorchards.com) to find out more about our product line.
Open: Open Year Round, Tues - Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Directions: From I-96 East or West: Take Exit 101 south approximately 4 miles. We are located on the east side of M-99 just past Ransom Hwy.
From the South: Take M-99 north out of Eaton Rapids. We are located 2 1/2 miles north of Columbia Road on the east side.
From I-69: Take Exit 66 at Potterville. Turn right at the stop light. Take the first road to the right, which is Vermontville Hwy, and go approximately 7 miles to M-99. Turn right and go 1/2 mile. We are located on the east side of M-99 just past Ransom Hwy.
East Parks Road, St. Johns
It's a quiet country orchard surrounded by
beautiful farmland. Family owned for more than fifty years. The apple house
is located in the center of the orchard. Our annual harvest includes
Cortlands, McIntosh, Red & Yellow Delicious, Northern Spy and Empire. You
may want to call ahead. See you soon!
Open: September through October, daily 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Directions: Take M-21 six miles east of St. Johns to Saint Clair Road then south 2 miles
to Parks Road then 1/4 mile west.