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Near the 45th parallel and along the shores of Lake Michigan and Grand Traverse Bay are some of the most beautiful orchards found anywhere. This is the world's most important tart cherry growing region, and home to some of Michigan's most spectacular scenery.

Altonen Orchards
Elk Rapids -- Antrim County
Phone: 231-264-8052
e-mail Altonen
visit Altonen online
Vegetables, Bedding plants and perrenials starting in May. Fresh vegetables throughout the year. Cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, and apples as they come in season.
Open May through November 7 days a week.
Driving Directions:
On US 31 north of Traverse City
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Amon Orchards
Acme -- Grand Traverse County
Phone: 231-938-9160
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We make our own jams, jellies, sauces & fudge. We sell dried cherries, cherry juice concentrate, bakery items. U-pick/we pick fuits in season: sweet cherries, tart cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, table grapes, raspberries, blackberrries, apples and pumpkins. Barnyard Petting Farm.
Mail order of jams & jellies and Christmas gift boxes.
Open Jan.-May., mail & phone orders only (800)-937-1644). June, call for farm market hours. July, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept.-Dec., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Driving Directions:
8 mi. N of Traverse City on US-31 N (towards Petoskey). 2 mi. N of Acme and the Grand Traverse Resort. On E side of highway. Has "Amon Orchards" sign on roof of building.

Calvin Lutz Farms
Kaleva -- Manistee County
Phone: 616-889-5594
e-mail: fhaven@northlink.net
Description: Asparagus, strawberries, sweet cherries, raspberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, Christmas trees & wreaths, organic apples, juice, sauce & butter.
Driving Directions:
12 mi. N of Manistee to Nine Mile; 4 mi. E to Chief, right on Chief 1/4 mi. to farm. Or, 5 mi. S of Bear Lake to Nine Mile; 4 mi. E to Chief, right on Chief, 1/4 mi. to farm.

Cherry View Orchards
Elk Rapids -- Antrim County
Phone: 231-264-9807
e-mail Cherry View
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Apples: Mid-August through late October, all of your favorite northern Michigan apples ripening in this order: Lodi, Vista Bella, Paula Red, Jersey Mac, Jonamac, Jonagold, Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Spartan, 20 oz. Pippin, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Northern Spy. Stawberries in June, then cherries, apricots, peaches, plums and pears.
Open June through October
Driving Directions:
We are on US-31 8 miles north of Elk Rapids, 8 miles south of M-88

Christmas Cove Farm
Northport -- Leelanau County
Phone: 231-386-5637
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We have over 240 varieties of apples planted on our farm, many historical antique apple varieties, as well as the very best of the newer varieties. Sample historic varieties like Spitzenburg, Sweet Bough, Opalescent, Ozark Gold, Strawberry Chenango, Winter Banana, Ashmede Kernel, Calville Blanc and over 200 more. Try some of the spectacular newer varieties like Honeycrisp, Macoun, Mutsu and Swiss Gourmet. Dozens and dozens of antique apples are on display in our farm market throughout the season. An Apple Fair, fresh historic cider with a real old-fashioned taste- distinctly different from the usual run-of-the-mill ciders. Located in beautiful Leelanau county near the vinyards, wineries, and Sleeping Bear National Park, less than an hour north of Traverse City.
Open daily Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Driving Directions:
11573 N. Kilcherman Rd., Northport. North of Traverse City. Take M-22 past Northport, watch for sign on left.

Clam Lake Orchards
6662 Clam Lake Road, Bellaire
(231) 533-6497
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"The Gourmet Apple Orchard"
Open Early September to Late October,
Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. during season.
Apple farm offering both picked and u-pick on dwarf trees, 30 varieties: Honeycrisp, Gala, McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Fuji, and more, all irrigated. Located 5 miles west of Bellaire overlooking Clam Lake. Orchard is surrounded by a deer fence.

Farmer White's
11333 U.S. 31, Williamsburg
(231) 264-9843
Late June through October; 7days, 9-6
Over 20 varieties starting mid-August with early ones continuing until the late fall varieties are harvested. Early: Akane, Summer Treat, Ginger Gold, Jersey Mac, Paula Red and Early Blaze; Mid season: Honeycrisp, Jonathon, McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, a few Maiden Blush, Snow, and Golden Russet; Late: Golden Delicious, Northern Spy, and Red Spy. Normally the cider mill starts about October 1st.

First Fruits LLC
Flynn Orchards
6654 Scoll Road
Mancelona, Antrim county
Phone: (231) 587-8930
Open: June 10-November 10; 9 am - 6pm
Directions: 6 miles east of Mancelona on Scholl Road, between Cinderhill road and Bocook roads.
We offer locally grown apples, peaches, pears, plums, and seasonal vegetables.
Apples: Honeycrisp, Fugi, Macintosh, Gala, Empire, Goldens, Red Delicious, Jersey Mac, Shamrock, Cortland, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Liberty, Red Free, Jona Free, Pristine, Williams Pride, Paula Red, Bonnie Best, Fortune, North West Greening, Tolman Sweet, Harlson, Jona Go Red, Lodi, Red Wealthy, Enterprise, Gold Rush, Dutchess, Zestar, and more.
Other Fruit: Peaches, Pears, Plums, seasonal vegetables.
visir the First Fruits LLC website

Friske Orchards
Atwood -- Antrim County
Phone: 231-599-2604
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Fresh fruits in season: We grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, apricots, nectarines, 20 varieties of apples and more. We press our own award-winning cider. Jams and other "goodies" are made right here at the orchard; We have dried tart cherries and IQF tart cherries; U-pick for strawberries, peaches, apples and more; tours and festivals; fresh-baked pies from our own "old world" kitchen. We offer mail order and online sales.
Paula Red, Ginger Gold, a few Duchess, Jonamac, McIntosh, Fuji, Cortland, Gala, Empire, Spartan, Red and Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Braeburn.
Open daily mid-June through October 31st, 9 am- 6 pm. July and August 7:30 am- 8 pm.
Driving Directions:
Our new market is on US 31 in Atwood, approximately 1 hour north of Traverse City, 20 minutes south of Charlevoix
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Gallagher Farm Market
Traverse City -- Grand Traverse County
Phone: 231-947-1689
Baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, local fruits and vegetables in season, u-pick cherries, local wines and cherry products.
Driving Directions:
12 mi. N of Manistee to Nine Mile; 4 mi. E to Chief, right on Chief 1/4 mi. to farm. Or, 5 mi. S of Bear Lake to Nine Mile; 4 mi. E to Chief, right on Chief, 1/4 mi. to farm.

King Orchards
Central Lake -- Antrim County
Phone: 231-544-6479 or toll free 1-877-YES KING
e-mail King Orchards
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Fresh fruits in season: The farms are north of Traverse City along the north end of Torch Lake in view of Lake Michigan. We grow and sell apples, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, sweet corn and vegetables. Tart cherry juice.
Open June through November 7 days a week.
Driving Directions:
3 miles east of US 31 on M-88 near Central Lake. See our website for more directions and fresh produce updates.
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Knaebe's Apple Farm
Rogers City -- Presque Isle County
Phone: 517-734-2567
Many apple varieties from Gala to Northern Spies! "We pick'em, you bag'em". Cider, donuts & pies, caramel apples, decorative squash. Jams, honey & maple syrup, baking, canning supplies, cookbooks in General Store; gifts & folk art in Mercantile. Tours weekdays by appointment.
Open Aug.-Nov., Tues.-Sat, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 12-5:30 p.m. Closed Mon. Mercantile may be open extended hours, call ahead during Nov. & Dec.
Driving Directions:
4 mi. W of M-68 & US-23 intersection in Rogers City; turn S off M-68 at the Big Red Apple; go 1-1/2 mi. S to Big Golden Barn.

Ryan's Orchard
Rogers City -- Presque Isle County
Phone: 517-734-2828
Apples; Mac's, Jonagolds, Gala, Cortlands and Golden Delicious. Cider.
Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.
Driving Directions:
Corner of Karsten Rd. & M-68, Rogers City.

Sue and Glenn's Fruitstand
Sue and Glenn Brown
Omena -- Leelanau County
Phone: 231-386-5855
Apples: Pristine, Paula Red, Dayton, Honeycrisp, Golden Supreme, Goldrush, William's Pride, and more. Cider, tart and sweet cherries, caramel apples.
Open every day early June to late November
Driving Directions:
North of Traverse City on M-22 just past Omena.

Youker Farm Market
Grawn -- Grand Traverse County
Phone: 231-943-4003
Frozen tart cherries (4 and 25 pound packs), cherry juice, jam and dried cherries, honey and maple syrup all year. Our own fruits and vegetables in season. Asparagus, cherries, pears, apples, plums, tomatoes, sweet corn, winter squash, pumpkins.
Open seven days a week.
Driving Directions:
11 mi. S of Traverse City or 9 mi. N of Buckley on M-37.

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